Renewables Jargon Buster

Renewables Jargon Buster

Colin Palmer

40 years: Renewable energy

Like any industry, the world of renewables has its own share of jargon which can be inaccessible to outsiders. Renewable energy has changed and grown dramatically in recent years. In a world awash with fake news, it has not been difficult for these people to promote and perpetuate a number of myths designed to undermine confidence in these technologies. A few of the more egregious ones are discussed in this video.

Like any industry, the world of renewables has its own share of jargon which can be inaccessible to outsiders. Renewable energy has changed and grown dramatically in recent years. In a world awash with fake news, it has not been difficult for these people to promote and perpetuate a number of myths designed to undermine confidence in these technologies. A few of the more egregious ones are discussed in this video.

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Renewables Jargon Buster

17 mins 33 secs

Overview

Like any industry, renewable energy has its share of jargon and myths. Part of the reason is the sheer complexity of modern electricity systems contrasted with the apparently simple need to provide power in a passive response to demand. In this video Colin covers all of these.

Key learning objectives:

  • What are electrical grids, off-grid power & smart-grids?

  • What is demand-side management & V2G technologies?

  • How do different sources of renewable energy differ in Capacity factor & efficiency?

  • How is the cost of energy calculated?

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Colin Palmer

Colin Palmer

Colin has been involved in renewable energy since the late 1970's. In 1988 he launched his own renewable energy company Windcluster Ltd, which financed and built one of the first wind farms in the UK. Colin has also been a director of the British Wind Energy Association and ReGen Southwest as well as a trustee of the Centre for Sustainable Energy in Bristol.

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