New Energy Technologies: Energy Transition and Sustainable...

New Energy Technologies: Energy Transition and Sustainable Development


Explore the development of new energy technologies and discover key energy challenges with this online course.

Duration: 4 weeks

Weekly study:  2 hours

100% online : Learn at your own pace

Unlimited : $23.33/month

Discover how business and technology are taking on the world’s energy challenges

In a world facing pressing energy challenges, the need for alternative energy and new energy technologies has never been more pressing. This course explores the new and upcoming technologies that may help solve some of the world’s biggest energy challenges – examining them from both a business and technological perspective.

What topics will you cover?

Energy Efficiency
• Global energy challenges
• Policy fostering energy efficiency
• Key energy efficiency markets and trends
• Prosumers’ concept
• Digital revolution
• Projects in energy efficiency in Europe

Solar Energy
• Converting solar energy
• Solar PV market
• Economics and competitive field
• Market and stage of development in France and Europe
• Main industrial actors and key markets
• Trends and innovations for the future

• Definition of hydropower. The different kinds of hydropower turbine and dam
• Challenges of hydropower development
• New energy markets, storage & flexibility
• Facts, figures and main actors
• Impact and development of ocean and tidal energy
• Innovation in hydropower

• Biomass energy & why biogas
• Anaerobic digestion (methanisation)
• Different usages/applications of biogas
• Biogas market in France and in Europe
• Main actors in this market
• Innovation projects in this field

• Definitions of hydrogen and hydrogen-energy
• Development/production from renewables
• Hydrogen as an energy storage solution
• Hydrogen for energy applications
• Main actors in France and Europe
• Innovation projects, road-maps and trends.

Smart Grids
• Definition of a smart grid
• Smart grid as key element of the future electricity system
• Smart grids connected with Smart buildings and Smart cities
• Links between Smart Grids and Storage
• Main actors in France and Europe
• Trends and innovation projects in the smart grids field

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Analyse and evaluate the different new technologies and innovations
  • Explore new technologies impact in the energy sector
  • Discover the market organisation and the main actors in: energy efficiency, energy from biogas, hydropower, solar energy, hydrogen energy and smart grids
  • Contribute to social exchange and global awareness of the “energy transition” and each new energy technologies’ impact

Who is the course for?

This course will be of particular interest to students studying electrical networks, electrical engineering or smart grids, and to professionals, especially those working in energy industry.

With 34 different experts, this course will cover each week one broad topic related to a renewable energy source and the transition towards sustainable energy technologies.

Who developed the course?

Grenoble Ecole de Management

For the past 30 years, Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) has established itself in France and abroad as a leading business school through expertise in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.


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