Welcome to Week Four of the Powering Agriculture MOOC!
Great work on last week’s assignment! We are looking forward to learning about your approaches to calculate the PV panel size for solar powered irrigation – and also reading up on the peer-review comments. By the end of this week our experts from TH Köln will evaluate your group assignment on a pass/fail basis and provide a collective feedback report.
If you have further questions regarding the assignment check out the new guideline
‘How to MOOC: teams and assignments‘.
But enough about the past …
This week is all about Energy Efficiency and you are in for a treat:
In the video, Professor Ramchandra Bhandari introduces the concepts of energy efficiency and sustainable energy use. In combination with the Reader you will gain an understanding of why energy audits are an important tool for energy efficiency and how life cycle assessments can support decision making for more sustainable energy use in agricultural value chains.
This week’s special is a case study on the energy needs in Kenyan tea factories. We want you to get an inside view on a real project. Take the view of the practitioner and learn hands on about a variety of issues such as the results of a “real world” energy audit and its resulting recommendations. Check it out!
To earn the Week 4 Badge you will have to pass the quiz (10 questions) with 80%.
Just one more little note for those in a hurry: If you hadn’t have time to watch the videos of the previous weeks, or read the learning material and complete the quizzes – don’t worry!
… are eager to earn the MOOC certificate: You still have time until the end of the MOOC (March 27th) to earn all required badges. Only the two assignments are linked to deadlines (see the Badge System for more details).
… are interested in accessing the material but do not necessarily need the certificate: The material will be available on the platform also after the MOOC ends.