Nuclear power generation | Nuclear Physics | meriSTEM

When it comes to electricity generation the only real difference between a coal-fired power plant and a nuclear power plant is in the way that heat is generated. In an efficient reactor the heat liberated by nuclear fission is in the form of kinetic energy of the fission fragments. This energy is used to heat […]

Ocean current and Wave Energy Potential – Sustainable Energy – TU Delft

After discussing Hydropower and tidal energy in the previous video it is now time to introduce you to fairly new and exciting ways of harvesting the power in the ocean: Ocean Current and Wave Energy. The largest fraction of the earth surface is covered by water: to be more precise 70% of our planet surface […]

Nuclear Reactor Physics Basics | MEPhIx on edX

YURI VOLKOV: Hello, everyone. My name is Yury Volkov. I’m a senior lecturer of National Research Nuclear University MEPhI. I would like to invite you to my course, Nuclear Reactor Physics Basics. This course is designed to introduce students to the range of concepts, ideas, and the models used in nuclear reactor physics. To have […]

Hydroelectricty Potential – Sustainable Energy – TU Delft

Welcome everybody. Last week we have looked into concept of energy and the energy use of some major sectors. By now it will be clear for you all that our energy need in the world is significant. So the big question is: Do we have enough renewable energy sources available on planet earth to sustain […]

Energy use in Industry – Sustainable Energy – TU Delft

In the previous two lectures, we have had a look at energy use in transportation and in buildings. However, the largest share of global energy use is in industry, or in other words making things. There are certain type of industry which require a lot of energy for making their product. These are known as […]

UQx DENIAL101x Full interview with Michael Ranney

My name is Michael Ranney. I’m a professor here at the University of California at Berkeley. I tend to do research on things that basically are the intersection of three different realms: one realm is science cognition; the other one is about mathematical cognition, particularly numeracy; and, finally, I’m also interested in things that are […]

Energy Within Environmental Constraints | HarvardX on edX | Course About Video

SUBJECT 1: We could get all of our energy from solar. SUBJECT 2: Well frankly, I think that nuclear is the most cost efficient way to have clean energy right now. SUBJECT 3: Yeah, people need to learn to live with less. SUBJECT 4: We need to drive less. SUBJECT 5: We need to put […]

Solar Energy in Hot Desert Climates | HBKUx on edX

[MUSIC PLAYING] MARWAN K. KHRAISHEH: Climate change and energy security are undoubtedly among the most pressing challenges the world faces today. It is critical to promote and adapt sustainable technologies and rely more on renewable energy. Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant source of renewable energy on earth. Desert regions make up a […]

Potential of Renewable Energy Technologies – Sustainable Energy – TU Delft

Hi everybody! I hope that you have learned to roughly estimate the potential of the most important renewable energy sources this week. Let’s go a little bit further and see how much sustainable energy is available and should be installed on a global scale . Most of our used energy is directly or indirectly powered […]

The components of PV systems – Sustainable Energy – TU Delft

I know you all have one burning question: How can I design my own photovoltaic system? Well that’s what we are going to discuss in the next few videos! A Photovoltaic or PV system is a combination of components that enables us to harness the power of the sun in our own homes or businesses. […]