Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies

Innovative, emerging technologies are reshaping the energy sector at a breakneck pace. Thanks to surging interest in renewable energy, along with ongoing efforts to maximize the output and efficiency of fossil fuels, demand for energy experts has never been higher.

Stanford's Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies Program provides the tools needed to find a job in this field today, as well as insights into the trends and driving forces that will determine what the energy sector looks like a decade from now. Insights from Stanford faculty and Silicon Valley researchers will help you:

  • Apply modern techniques and strategies to transform the energy industry
  • Create energy-saving behaviors using behavioral economics insights
  • Discover alternative energy solutions and how to implement them in local, national, and global scales
  • Master economic and technological concepts that influence energy innovation
  • Find opportunities for investments, entrepreneurship, and innovation
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Take courses on your own time, on-demand

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Complete 5 courses to earn a Stanford certificate of completion

Learning Options

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Individual Courses

Each course can be taken on its own, on-demand. Access each course for 60 days after enrollment.

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The All-Access Plan gives you 365 days to access course materials, video lectures and assignments, and exams. You can take courses in any order, sequentially or simultaneously, and move freely in and out of all courses in the program.

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Certificate of Completion

Complete 5 courses within the program, learn at your own pace and earn your certificate after finishing your fourth course successfully.

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Who Should Enroll?

This program is designed for engineers, product developers and marketers, investors, entrepreneurs, and policymakers who want to understand how energy technologies work and what is happening behind the scenes in the energy industry.

If you're working in the energy field or wishing to move into the industry, this is the right program for you.

Learn more about our Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies learners.

Academic Director

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Will Chueh

Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, a Senior Fellow of the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University, and a faculty scientist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.