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Starting 7 November 2021
Delivered by distance learning over 20 weeks
Starting 7 November 2021

Delivered by distance learning over 20 weeks

A Postgraduate Certificate course in Renewable Energy

In Partnership with Middlesex University


We can customise it to meet your specific training requirements. Contact Ted Bailey or call +44 (0)20 7017 4174.

The Mechanics of Renewable Energy

Core modules

Unit 1 – Overview of Renewable Energy Sources

Unit 2 – Renewable Energy Technologies, Sustainability, and Costing

Unit 3 – Government Regulation, Targets and Investment

Unit 4 – Markets, Competition, and Pricing

Unit 5 – Investors in Renewable Energy

Unit 6 – Financial Structure of Renewable Energy Projects

Unit 7 – Ownership/ Legal Structures and the Renewable Energy SPV

Unit 8 – Contracts for Renewable Energy Project Construction, Finance, and Operation

Unit 9 – Renewable Energy Project Technologies and Risks

Unit 10 – Risk Mitigation Techniques

What you’ll learn

  • How renewable energy projects are financed by both the public and private sectors
  • Detailed renewable energy financial models
  • The key contracts of renewable energy installation and use - construction, service provision, input supply, debt, operations and maintenance
  • Project finance issues: tax, depreciation and accounting issues for project finance SPVs used for renewable energy
  • Renewable energy risks, risk allocation and risk mitigation
  • Compliance and documentation issues

Postgraduate certificate option

You have the option to receive a postgraduate certificate validated by Middlesex University Business School.

You will need to submit an additional marked assignment of 5000 words, based on a continuing case study that runs throughout the duration of the course.

How you’ll learn

  • A new module is released every two weeks
  • Read the units online, save them to your computer or print them out
  • Study at your own pace
  • Efficient and cost effective - no need to travel or take time off work
  • Apply new skills and expertise to your work straight away

R. Thompson

Past delegate

The Mechanics of Renewable Energy

Extremely thorough course - was surprised by how practical it was and how engaged it made me. I feel much more confident about the latest regulation, today's markets and the risks. Studying for the PG Cert is a real bonus for me too.