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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to The Renewable Construction Academy

    • How to use our Learning Platform

    • Introduction

    • Who are we ?

  • 2

    Welcome to the course!

    • How to use this module

    • What we shall cover in this module

    • A message from your instructor

  • 3

    Chapter 1 - Renewable Energy

    • An introduction to this module

    • What is Renewable Energy?

    • What Proportion of our Energy is Renewable?

    • Why do we need Renewable Energy?

    • Iceland... The exception

    • Chapter 1 - Quiz

  • 4

    Chapter 2 - Energy, Climate and Pollution - The Past and The Present

    • Past and present

    • Nitrogen Dioxide Pollution

    • Aims of renewable energy

    • Chapter 2 - Quiz

  • 5

    Chapter 3 - Examples of Renewable Energy Schemes

    • Introduction

    • Hydroelectric energy

    • Solar and Wind energy

    • Tidal and Wave Energy

    • What about Nuclear Energy?

    • Summary of Basic Renewable Energy

    • Issues and Complexities of Existing Energy Generation

    • Chapter 3 - Quiz

  • 6

    Chapter 4 - Commercial Renewable Energy Generation today

    • Introduction

    • Wind Energy

    • Offshore Wind Energy

    • Floating Offshore Wind Energy

    • Offshore Wind Development

    • The Spread of Offshore Wind Energy

    • The power of water

    • Open Water Tidal Turbines

    • Tidal Energy

    • Tidal Turbines for Embayed Locations

    • Solar Energy

    • Wave Energy

    • Ocean Thermal Energy

    • Marine geothermal energy

    • Chapter 4 - Quiz

  • 7

    Course Conclusion

    • Conclusion

    • Closing out from your instructor

    • Glossary and Abbreviations

    • Module Sources


Co-Founder & Senior Instructor

Chris Weaver

Chris Weaver has more than 40 years of seagoing experience, since starting as a marine science student aboard a research vessel in the mid-1970s. His early career took him through the British Royal Navy as a seaman officer, later specialising as a hydrographic surveyor. He then worked on subsea projects for Shell, BP, Total, ENI, and other smaller oil & gas operators, before becoming a shipboard project manager for Alcatel Submarine Networks. Between 2006 and 2016 Chris was employed in various West African oil field projects, managing offshore construction and maintenance work in Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, and Ghana during the winter, and power cable installation at various European offshore wind farms during the summer months. Chris became involved in training in 2014 when he designed the Renewables Offshore Client Representative course and presented it as classroom training in the UK over the following four years. He has a long association with Martin Schnoor Warming, founder of the Renewable Construction Academy, and they have worked together on various renewables projects since 2010.