World attention has been focused on the use of consumable resources by the Kyoto Agreement and by the mounting evidence for climate change. Academics and students are particularly aware of environmental issues and are motivated to study renewable energy sources. The engineering disciplines encountered within a study of renewable energy technologies are often applicable as part of broader mechanical or aeronautical courses.
Cussons’ range of renewable energy laboratory experiments and demonstrations are designed to teach students the principles underlying renewable energy technologies. Each manual explains the theory behind the experiment in a way that allows it to be applied within a dedicated renewable energy module or as an interesting part of other engineering courses.