Most American homeowners, now acutely aware of fluctuating energy prices and the environmental implications associated with continued use of some conventional energy sources, are driving a demand for alternative energy sources for their homes. As a construction professional, it is up to you to propose alternative energy systems to be used in your homes.

In this course, learn why propane is an ideal backup energy source for a wide range of renewable energy systems.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain why a supplemental energy source, such as propane, is often required in combination with renewable-energy technologies.
  • Describe how propane supplements three types of alternative energy technologies.
  • Identify at least three things that need to be considered before specifying an alternative energy system for a home.
  • Identify basic functions of common features in three types of renewable energy technologies.