STANFORD UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATE: SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
Sustainable Energy Conversion and Storage
Stanford University is a private residential college that took 5th place in U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 ranking of the nation’s top schools. About 6,300 undergraduates live on campus each year, and 57% of graduate students choose to live in university-owned apartments. It is recognized as one of the world’s leading universities, and the students have opportunities to participate in a remarkable range of activities.
The course on Sustainable Energy Conversion and Storage is devoted to the storage of Renewable Energy sources and, in particular, to the storage of solar energy and wind energy, i.e, those Renewable Energy sources that produce electrons and can be coupled directly to the electricity grid and thereby reducing the emissions of Green house gases. However these energy sources are discontinuous and therefore require storage.