Renewable Energy: Fundamentals and Job Opportunities

University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo

Program Information

Program Description

This course prepares you to recognize the complexities and nuances of different renewable energy solutions, as well as relevant career opportunities (both technical occupations and roles not typically associated with clean energy). Learners are immersed in discussions about green energy technologies, the impact of sustainability on society, energy consumption in the United States and conservation. Topics include: tenets of green building design and construction, solar energy conversion through photovoltaic cells, wind turbine site selection and design, and nanotechnology applications in clean energy. It references educational opportunities from the State University of New York (SUNY) system that correlate with each clean energy market segment.

Topic Area

Renewable energy overview, covers wind, solar, nanotech, sustainability, and green building.

Target Audience

undergraduate students

In Person/Online



High School Diploma

Expected Outcomes



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