Sustainable Energy Innovation
Sep 23, 2013 to Nov 17, 2013
Cost per enrollment: Free
- Provides video lectures
- Uses discussion forums
- Contains external social networking participation or elements
- Some of your work will be assessed by peers
- You will not be given a final grade in this course
- You will be expected to work with a group of other students
Full course description
Here is your chance to change the course of history! In this eight-week experience, you will begin developing profitable social and technological innovations to tackle our pressing energy and climate obligations. Course content includes videos and short readings carefully selected and organized to be accessible to a wide audience regardless of nationality, educational background, professional interests, or academic focus.
All of the assigned work in this course is designed to help you dream up and begin developing your own sustainable energy innovation. Your innovation may be a physical product, or a service. It may be a technical innovation, or a social one. It need not make you rich, but you will be challenged to at least make your project self-supporting. The course materials, my feedback, and, most importantly, interactions with your classmates, will all help as you try to make your ideas real. You can complete the coursework in two to four hours per week, and any additional time you spend will just improve the chances your project is successful.
Students should have completed the Intro to Sustainable Energy course on Canvas Network, or something similar, prior to taking this course.
Leidy Klotz, Ph.D.
Dr. Leidy Klotz is an engineering faculty member at Clemson University where he teaches courses like this one and does research on related topics. Prior to becoming an academic, Leidy managed school construction projects in New Jersey. And before getting a real job, he played for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds professional soccer team in 2000 and 2001. Leidy and his beautiful wife, Monica, live in Clemson, South Carolina where most of their climate-changing emissions come from travel to visit family or the beach.