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Renewable Energies: Solar Power – a presentation by an expert for translators

The energy in the radiation reaching the earth’s surface, exceeds our current global demands by 7000 times. In this lecture the solar resource is examined along with ways to capture and make use of it. Technologies used to convert solar energy to electricity will be introduced including photovoltaics and concentrated solar power as well as ways to integrate solar power into electricity systems. The speaker will include (English) terminology and explain concepts that are important to translators and interpreters. The webinar will be given in English.

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This webinar goes hand-in-hand with the earlier presentation by Dr Blanchard in the same week, on wind power. Buy both now in the same transaction and save £5.00 Just type the code RENEWABLES into your checkout. This code expires on 19 September 2017.


Dr Richard Blanchard is a lecturer in renewable energy based at the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology, Loughborough University.  He has worked in the field of renewable energy for over 25 years and has a wide knowledge of a range of technologies and applications.  He teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  In addition to teaching his research focuses on renewable energy for development activities including solar mini-grids, hybrid systems and bioenergy.  He has over 100 publications.  Outside work Richard enjoys walking dogs and the countryside.


21 September 2017


11:30 am UK time. Click here to see the time where you live. Please note that registrations close 60 minutes before the start time.

Duration: Approx. 60-70 minutes plus Q&A.

CPD points

The webinar earns one hour of CPD (ATA approved for one point). Our webinars and courses are officially accredited by the CPD Standards Board (in partnership with CIOL). Provider number  50057.Courses with eCPD Webinars are officially accredited by the Bureau Wbtv as ‘erkende opleiding’ (approved training).

Who should watch it?

Technical translators and translators interested in renewable energy wishing to gain a deeper understanding  of the design and technology associated with solar power and its integration into electricity systems. Students of technical translation will also find this presentation of interest.

What are the benefits to you?

This webinar is given by an expert in the subject and after this webinar you will have a better understanding of the technology behind solar power.

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