Green Power: Making Electricity out of Thin Air
What are fossil fuels? What is the greenhouse effect? How are the two related? Can we reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and lower the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere? Wind and solar power can help lead the way. Learn how state-of-the-art science and engineering can be used to utilize more clean, green energy from both the wind and the sun, right out of thin air.
|Green Power: Making Electricity out of Thin Air|
|Powering the Future
This is a four-part documentary series presented by biologist M. Sanjayan, forecasting the world of energy in the not-too-distant future.
|Geothermal Energy: Harnessing the Heat beneath Your Feet
Right below your feet is a source of renewable energy that is largely untapped. It heats groundwater by conduction and convection as it travels toward the surface of the earth.
|Marine Energy Technology: Waves and Currents
Margot Gerritsen, associate professor of Energy Resource Engineering at Stanford University, discusses the viability of marine energy technology.
|Wind Energy Technology: Innovations and Challenges
Wind energy is a fascinating collection of multi-disciplinary engineering. Harvesting the wind efficiently, we have to understand the meteorological conditions, the climate, and the turbulence induced by the landscape in order predict the lifetime performance parameters.
|Harnessing Fusion Energy: The Power of Light
Our future health, happiness and economic well-being depends on producing plentiful, inexpensive, carbon-free energy that is available 24 hours/day, worldwide.
|Energy Decisions, Markets, and Policies
This course examines the choices and constraints regarding sources and uses of energy by households, firms, and governments through a number of frameworks to describe and explain behavior at various levels of aggregation.