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Training in renewable energy for the promotion of new trends in energy efficiency

The Salesian University School of Sarrià (EUSS) has incorporated the Degree in Engineering in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.


After the approval of the new Royal Decree of Self-consumption, the impulse that this type of measures for the sustainable use of energy is taking is clear. This new legislation includes options such as collective self-consumption and opens the possibilities for the installation of photovoltaic panels, among other aspects. This transition in the sector requires trained professionals to work with renewable sources and to carry out projects that contemplate the reduction of electricity consumption in its greatest use.

With this objective in mind, the Salesian University School of Sarrià (EUSS ) is committed to training in these trends and has incorporated the Engineering Degree in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. “Electric power will always be present, we need it for all our activity and without it, it stops the engine of society and the economy,” explains Víctor Gallardo, Head of Studies at EUSS. But to this reality, he adds that “the tendency is based on making a different rationalization: it will go from depending on the supply of large companies to self-sufficiency”. Therefore, renewable energies and energy efficiency come into play in a relevant way.

Professionals in renewable energy and energy efficiency To ensure that future engineers reach the labor market with the knowledge that the field of renewable energy needs for its correct evolution in the future, the degree will teach students to design, implement and maintain energy processes in the generation of electricity; as well as its connection to the network, transport and storage.

This proposal also includes different aspects: efficient and intelligent buildings, sustainable vehicles, the Internet of things, distributed generation, micro-energies and harvesting (forms of small-scale energy use). All this by providing solutions to optimize the process with saving measures and the efficient use of electricity.

In addition, this novelty seeks to adapt to the major European trends. “Within the framework of global agreements and European directives, the administration is increasingly legislating on the obligation to comply with sustainability, self-consumption, energy savings and efficiency,” says Gallardo.

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