May 6 & 16, 2024

Golden, Colorado USA

May 6, 2023 1st LIVE learning (8:00 – 10:00 am MST),

May 16, 2023 2nd LIVE learning (8:00 – 10:00 am MST), plus,

Two virtual separate small group meetings on May 8th / May 9th and May 13th / May 14th (TBD).

About this course…

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable Energy (RE) 101 is a fully immersive and interactive virtual learning experience, as an introductory course providing the fundamentals of renewable energy generation. It will explain: 1) the energy generation mix, 2) how the different technologies generate electricity, 3) different energy storage technologies, 4) capital and operating costs with a cash flow analysis, 5) variables that impact energy production, 6) transmission, 7) levelized cost of energy, and 8) emissions. You will gain a working knowledge of the key criteria in renewable energy resource assessment, familiarity with the variables that impact energy production, tax benefits, how RE impacts the “Duck Curve”, curtailments, and electricity pricing, along with the importance of capacity factor in comparing different generation sources.


Why Should I Attend?

  • Data and fact-based overview of the industry
  • Unbaised view of renewable energy
  • Financial and engineering analysis of interactive systems
  • Practical knowledge and hands-on practice of generating a renewable energy resource assessment
  • Certificate of Completion from Colorado School of Mines
  • PDF of course presentation
  • Interactive, remote course structure with 3-2 hour sessions at convenient times, plus off-line assignment
  • Pre-recorded video of introductory material for ease of viewing scheduling

Who should attend?

The course targets: manufacturers/vendors of renewable energy equipment, utility engineers responsible for renewable energy systems, authors/journalists/influencers involved in renewable energy, politicians and staff involved in renewable energy policy decisions, production engineers, operating personnel, financial analysts, environmental managers responsible for emissions reduction, sustainability analysts, de-carbonization team members and planners, site managers with emissions targets to meet, and stock analysts evaluating corporations on their emissions reduction strategy.



Registration information for the Spring course is now available  Learn more…


A listing of the topics covered in the course is available. Learn more…


The course will be taught online, broadcast LIVE from Colorado School of Mines. Learn more…

Course Instructor

Mr. Ronald (Ron) L. Miller, PE, CEM, REP
Mr. Miller has over 40 years’ experience in the energy sector, leading industrial and mining companies to evaluate both fossil fuel and renewable energy projects. Learn more…

Certificate of Completion

The Colorado School of Mines will award a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of the course.

Further technical information

For more information about the course content, please contact:
Mr. Ron Miller

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