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The Mechanics of Renewable Energy
Starting 13 July 2022
or 16 November 2022
Delivered by distance learning over 20 weeks
Starting 13 July 2022 or 16 November 2022

Delivered by distance learning over 20 weeks

A Postgraduate Certificate Renewable Energy course

In Partnership with Middlesex University


We can customise it to meet your specific training requirements. Contact Ted Bailey or call +44 (0) 20 8052 2090.

The Mechanics of Renewable Energy Course Syllabus

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.