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Foundations of Clean Energy

Cleantech is a dynamic and growing field with frequent new discoveries, innovations, and setbacks, along with ever-increasing urgency. This course will provide foundational knowledge of the cleantech landscape across multiple perspectives. The course will guide students in understanding traditional and nontraditional clean technologies and teach how to assess their impacts and viability. The electrical system, including clean generation, transmission, distribution, and energy efficiency, will be given focus. Industry professionals will serve as guest lecturers on key topics, including the many levels of policy, transportation, and cleantech in the developing context.


  • Fundamentals of Energy
  • The Energy System
  • Energy & Environment
  • Building Energy Systems
  • Energy Policy
  • Climate Change
  • Construction of DER Resources & Resilience
  • Transportation Systems Fundamentals

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Identify a variety of cleantech solutions that can be deployed across different sectors in urban, suburban, and other settings
  • Assess clean technology viability from diverse angles
  • Understand the basics of electrical system: generation, distribution, and the clean energy transition
  • Articulate tech trends and policies and how they impact the current and future cleantech space
  • Demonstrate intersections between cleantech, the environment, and climate change

Ideal for

  • Students interested in clean energy
  • Those seeking to work in the energy sector or a related field

1 section

  • Fall 2024

    • Section

    • Semester

      Fall 2024
    • Date

      Sep 16 - Dec 9
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

    • Location

      Instructor Led