MSc in Renewable Energy & the Built Environment
The masters examines the theory and practice of renewable energy technologies and the built environment. It places this topic within the political, economic and social background of energy issues, including global examination of energy provision, consumption, climate change and local environmental considerations. The theory and practice of renewable energy technologies are examined through both practical work and the lecture programme. Specific technologies studied during the masters include hydroelectricity, wind power, biomass, solar thermal, photovoltaics, heat pumps, and combined heat and power systems. Throughout the MSc students are made aware of the relationship between the supply of renewable energy and the demand made by buildings.