This course provides an introduction to renewable energy generation and energy saving measures through intelligent building control. As such, it addresses the aims of a number of courses in Science and Technology. A comprehensive set of curriculum worksheets and supporting documentation is available to download at www.matrixtsl.com. Learning objectives: Advantages / disadvantages of renewable energy sources: photovoltaic, wind, wave, hydroelectric Solar cells and their operation Electricity generators Solar heating and energy storage Voltage regulation Efficiency of a filament lamp and LED lamp Insulation and double glazing Energy efficient building design using microcontrollers Components included: 1 Power supply carrier with battery symbol; 1 Resistor, 47K, 1/4W, 5% 1 USB reprogrammable PIC carrier with power lead, 1 Lead, yellow, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable, 2 Thermistor, 470 ohm, NTC (DIN); 2 Lead, black, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable, 1 Phototransitor; 2 Lead, red. 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable, 2 Lampholder, MES; 1 Lampholder, MES, for automotive LEDs, 12 Connecting Link; 2 Switch, push to make, metal strip, 1 Solar cell; 1 Locktronics User Guide, 1 Hand cranked generator; 1 MES bulb, 6.5V, 0.3A, 1 MES bulb, 6V, 0.04A; 1 Potentiometer, 10k (DIN), 1 Slotted opto sensor with 2mm to 4mm lead; 1 Resistor, 1k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN), 2 Power supply; 1 7 x 5 metric baseboard with 4mm pillars 1 Capacitor, 22,000uF, Electrolytic 16V; 1 Energy Meter, 1 LED, red, 5V (SB); 1 Resistor, 270 ohm, 1/2W, 5% (DIN), 1 MES bulb, 12V, LED, white; 1 Resistor 1M, 1/4W, 5% (DIN) To deliver this course you will need some Multimeters.