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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Renewable Power and Electricity Systems by University of Colorado Boulder

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About the Course

The energy revolution in underway. Renewable energy is growing at an astounding pace - notably in electricity. Wind turbines and solar photovoltaic (PV) systems account for most new power plants built worldwide, and are essential to building a low-carbon and sustainable energy future. As a result, there are countless new opportunities in renewable electricity. This course provides a solid grounding in the basics of renewable electricity. We'll start with how electricity is measured, how electricity systems operate, and how renewable technologies like wind turbines and solar PV work. We'll then cover technical and market fundamentals: how and why renewables are driving change in electricity systems worldwide, how electricity systems are changing to accommodate all these new renewables, and what that all means for those seeking to understand and participate in the global transformation of electricity systems. This global transformation is just beginning; with knowledge gained from this course you'll be ready to jump on board. Course logo image credit: "Wind Turbine" icon courtesy of Vectors Point from the Noun Project....

Top reviews


Aug 7, 2022

Excellent course. I have experience in operating power systems and this course helped me understand the changes the power systems and its operators must do to get advantages of VRE.


Mar 15, 2024

Instructor Paul did an excellent job with how he handelled the explanation of this course and would recommend taking it for all who are interested in R.E

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By Rod S

Sep 9, 2021

Great lectures and content

By Kah Y T

Mar 24, 2022

Good & wide exposure!!!


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By Alejandro G

Jun 6, 2022

Quite interesting since it provides an updated view of the market, where we are and where we are going.

By Sam M

May 23, 2024

Awesome course but the numbers and charts need to be updated to 2024.

By Manuel

Oct 11, 2022

Great to get up to speed with the renewable energy environment.

By Ashraf A A A

Aug 7, 2022

Thanx Paul Komor for your great job and interviews with experts


Jul 29, 2021

es un muy buen curso

By Juan R

Dec 9, 2022

1. There are no PDF slides provided to facilitate studying.

2. Much of the material provided was old, as old as 2014, as was the case for the french power mix chart.

3. Lots of repetitive info, repetitive charts, and even a whole section (Introduction to Grid Integration was delivered twice!).

4. The "Introduction to Electricity Storage" video had a single slide for the whole duration of the video.

5. No Advantages/Disadvantages were presented for Li-Ion Batteries, but they were presented for other technologies. There is a lack of objectivity here.

6. When talking about thermostats the professor talked about one specific brand (Nest). This is not correct, it seemed as an advertizing.

By Martin D

Aug 11, 2023

The first part of the course repeats concepts about renewable energies that were already seen in the previous module (fundamentals). Too much time going over those concepts. It could be optimized by going directly to the new topics and delving a little deeper into them.

The interviews are a high added value to the content. Listening to the opinion of experts who have their hands on the subject is very valuable.

The instructor is clear and knows very well how to convey the concepts effectively.

By Jill V

Mar 24, 2023

Covers a lot of the same ground as the Renewable Energy Technology Fundamentals class in the Renewable Energy Specialization from University of Colorado. The reading assignments were pretty useful but the interviews with industry experts were less so. It would have been more effective to ask the industry experts to prepare presentations on specific topics because the interviews were rambling from topic to topic.

By Jonathan W

Jan 11, 2022

Good introduction to the field of renewable power and electricity systems, but nothing more. This course is not the right one for technical interested people or engineers with electrical background, due to missing technical depth of the course.

By Abdallah M

Jun 13, 2023

this course will provide you with the knowledge about statistics related to Renewable Power and Electricity Systems but what i need is how to design and how to enhance the systems.

By Emmanuella O

Nov 12, 2021

It's more of a factual course than an introductory course or a foundational course. It doesn't quite capture engineering in electricity systems or renewable energy.

By mena h

Oct 9, 2021


By Dan C

Jan 6, 2024

The instructor largely just read the slides to us. Not super useful. And it is now 2024, which means a lot of this info is almost four years old. It really needs updating.