UC/Denmark Summer Renewable Energy Course


The US-Denmark Summer Workshop on Renewable Energy is a unique educational initiative developed by leading universities in Denmark and California. The four-week workshop starts with one week of online preparation and continues with three weeks of lectures, seminars and field trips in Denmark. Participants will learn about the economics, politics, science, and technology behind renewable energy implementation from leading experts, while exploring communities and relevant energy sites where such technology is in place or currently being implemented. The interdisciplinary approach and holistic perspective allows students with various academic backgrounds to interact and develop concrete final project ideas, while targeting today’s energy problems from different angles.

The next workshop will be held in California during August 2016. Details will be announced on the PIRE website.


During the 2015 workshop, students were able to tour important energy sites, learn from industry leaders, as well as learn about energy conservation techniques in Denmark. During the program, students gained hands-on experiences developing practical projects that could be implemented in their own communities. Josh Morejohn, Energy Manager at the UC Davis Energy Conservation Office, lent his expertise and energy experience to the workshop, by mentoring students with their projects, and providing advice for data management systems to the Danish universities.

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