What is renewable energy? What is the developing world? How do these concepts relate? Expert instructor Ian Woofenden explains…

Renewable energy (RE) technologies have broad application in the “developing world”, or rural countries and areas that have less technology and infrastructure. In fact, bringing RE to poorer and more remote places can leap-frog technology that we have come to assume as “normal” in our modern lives, avoiding cost and environmental damage.

Ian Woofenden has been consulting, teaching, and leading projects in Central America and the Caribbean for more than a decade, and shares his first-hand experience with seven RE technologies. Using photographs of real-world projects, stories, and lessons, Ian brings realism to our desire to help others, with insight into what works and what doesn’t. Ian’s Costa Rica workshops are featured in this 45-minute lecture that may inspire and entertain you.

Enroll in Renewable Energy for the Developing World today.

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What is covered?

Ian answers questions such as “What is Renewable Energy?” and “What is the Developing World?” with expert insight. He discusses the RE technologies available today- from Wind, Solar and Hydro Electricity, to Methane, Human Power, Solar Cooking and Solar Hot Water.

Enroll in Ian’s 6-week Small Wind 101 course and learn how to evaluate your site, while gaining critical theory and practical guidelines so you can avoid common pitfalls and capture wind energy successfully.

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About Instructor Ian Woofenden

Ian Woofenden has been using wind electricity for more than 30 years. He is the author of Wind Power for Dummies and many articles on wind power in Home Power Magazine, where he works as a Senior Editor. He has been a writer, teacher, consultant, and tower jockey in the wind industry and loves to share his knowledge and experience, with an off-grid end-user’s perspective. Past students find him to be personable and accessible as he shares his passion while answering student questions.

Learn more about Ian, HeatSpring’s Sustainable Scholar, expert instructor, senior Editor for Home Power Magazine, and “Wind Power for Dummies” author here.