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About the Course

Solar and wind offer clean and renewable ways to produce large amounts of electricity. They have boomed over the last few years, evolving from an eco-daydream to a major market and showing unprecedented growth rates. Yet, installing solar panels and wind turbines is by no means the end of the story. The electrical grid, which connects production means to the end-users’ sockets, is not a simple electron pipe. It is the beating heart of our electricity system and ensures its stability. Solar and wind raise specific challenges for the grid, and these challenges will have to be tackled if we want to deploy larger amounts of renewable sources. The aim of this lecture is to introduce these challenges and some approaches considered to overcome them. We are convinced that everyone involved in this journey, from investors, to entrepreneur, policy makers or simple customer should be aware of these issues if we want to make sure they don’t become a bottleneck limiting further development of renewable sources....

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By Muhammad A K

Jun 5, 2021

An excellent course that focuses on the dispatch of renewable energy, specifically, wind and solar, and highlights the problems and the presents the possible solutions!

By Alex S

Mar 2, 2021

A very interesting overview of the challenges and possible solutions for integrating the renewable energy sources to the electrical mix. Thanks!

By Dean M

Jan 24, 2021

Excellent introduction to the subject!

By Daniel L

Sep 3, 2021

Amazingly Informative! Loved it.

By Giorgi B

May 9, 2022

Well structured

By Krishnan T S

Jan 18, 2023

I am new to this industry and picking up stuff. Thanks for the efforts from the team. But I was hoping for a more engaging and quality content on intermittency issue and how to integrate with the grid. The quizzes are not great as it does not test your understanding in a positive way. I hope the instructors would revise this course to suit the new scheme of things in 2023 and beyond.