This is a comprehensive, data-driven business course on microgrid project development for professionals developed by Renewable Energy World and Dr. Mahesh Bhave. Students will learn to evaluate project economics of microgrid projects in a variety of markets using case studies, financial models, and templates. The course is self-paced over six weeks with unlimited opportunities to network with classmates and Dr. Bhave. Students will have access to all course videos, tools, and templates for a full year after the official end of the course.
Microgrids combine a variety of renewable energy technologies into one integrated solution that matches varying loads while taking into account how different locations offer different benefits. This course will cover all of these technologies, including:
How to do this optimally, at lowest cost? For small systems of 1 MW or even less? This is the microgrid challenge we will cover in the course.
Includes Excel Templates for Project Modeling
Pro forma modeling for microgrids is a highly specialized skill. This course will provide the tools necessary to create a realistic and reliable model.
RenewableEnergyWorld.com and Dr. Bhave are global thought leaders on microgrids. To maximize the impact of the course, this event is limited to fifty registrants.
There are no prerequisites, but there are some preferred requirements
Familiarity with Excel and PowerPoint (with an emphasis on communication, not bulleted lists). Organization of slide space to communicate briefly, succinctly, and comprehensively. Formulating assumptions, pro forma cash flow statements, and knowledge of DCF. Teams of students with complementary expertise may be formed during the course.
This course is not a full Masters Degree in Business Administration
This course doesn't offer college credit toward a degree. Rather, it's an intense, targeted learning experience for professionals who need to build a very specific skill set.
Self-Paced Online Course
This course is self-paced and entirely online. The lecture videos and other materials are available any time, and the instructor responds to student questions through a discussion board. In order to participate, you will need an Internet connection and an up-to-date web browser.
Supported by Student Advocate – Tom McCormack
In addition to instructor support via the discussion board, students have access to Tom McCormack, HeatSpring's Student Advocate. He is available to answer general questions via email, discussion board, chat, or phone. (Spanish email support available upon request.)
Earn a Certificate of Completion
When you complete this course you are eligible for a certificate of completion from HeatSpring. You can download your certificate as soon as you have completed all of the course requirements. Students can easily share their verified certificates on their LinkedIn profiles using our one-click LinkedIn integration.
Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Management
Mahesh Bhave is a Visiting Professor of Strategy at Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, India. He has worked in product management, strategy, and business development positions at Hughes, Sprint, and Citizens in the United States. He is the founder of a rich media communications start-up in San Diego, CA. He is an engineer from IIT, New Delhi and Ph.D. from...[more]