Renewable Energy Specialist

Renewable Energy Specialist

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Course Hours: 
180
Price: 
$1,000.00
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
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This Renewable Energy Specialist course addresses the main characteristics of the emerging generation of technologies which will be employed to provide energy for the power grid over the next 20 years. This course covers solar energy in its various forms, such as photovoltaic, thermal and thermodynamic energy conversion, taking into account the various issues associated with the connection of these solar plants to the grid. We will also cover wind technologies, wave power and geothermal energies. This Renewable Energy Specialist course is a must for anyone interested in moving into the field of green energy. 

Prerequisite(s): Solid knowledge of math and sciences

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the core elements of photovoltaic systems and solar energy
  • Identify features of wind system energy and technologies
  • Recognize energy systems based on water and geothermal production
  • List the main features of biofuels and bioenergy technologies
  • Recall various energy systems, their efficiency and other factors of influence

Renewable Energy Specialist Module 1
Principles of Renewable Energy and Solar Radiation

  • Energy and Sustainable Development
  • Technical Implications
  • Standards and Regulations
  • Atmospheric Transmission, Absorption and Reflection
  • Extraterrestrial Solar Radiation
  • Components of Radiation
  • Measuring Solar Radiation
  • Site Estimation of Solar Radiation
  • Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change

Renewable Energy Specialist Module 2
Solar Water Heating and Thermal Applications

  • Calculation of Heat Balance: General Remarks
  • Flat-plate Collectors
  • Selective Surfaces
  • Instrumentation and Monitoring
  • Social and Environmental Aspects
  • Air Heaters
  • Crop Driers
  • Water Desalination
  • Solar Salt-Gradient Ponds and Solar Concentrators
  • Fuel and Chemical Synthesis from Concentrated Solar

Renewable Energy Specialist Module 3
Photovoltaic (PV) Power Technology and Hydropower

  • Photovoltaic Circuit Properties
  • Applications and Systems
  • Maximizing Cell Efficiency
  • Types and Adaptations of Photovoltaics
  • Social, Economic and Environmental Aspects
  • Assessing the Resource Hydropower
  • Impulse and Reaction Turbines
  • Hydroelectric Systems
  • Pumped Hydro Storage

Renewable Energy Specialist Module 4
Wind Resource and Wind Power Technology

  • World Wind
  • Characteristics of the Wind
  • Wind Instrumentation, Measurement and Computational Tools and Prediction
  • Turbine Types and Terms
  • Linear Momentum and Angular Momentum Theories
  • Blade Element Theory
  • Power Extraction by a Turbine
  • Electricity Generation
  • Mechanical Power

Renewable Energy Specialist Module 5
Photosynthesis and Bioenergy Technologies

  • Trophic Level Photosynthesis
  • Photosynthesis at the Cellular and Molecular Level
  • Energy Farming: Biomass Production for Energy
  • R&D to ‘improve’ Photosynthesis
  • Biofuel Classification
  • Direct Combustion for Heat
  • Anaerobic Digestion for Biogas
  • Wastes and Residues
  • Biodiesel from Vegetables and Algae

Renewable Energy Specialist Module 6
Wave Power and Tidal-Current and Tidal-Range Power

  • Wave Motion, Energy and Power
  • Real (Irregular) Sea Waves: Patterns and Power
  • Energy Extraction from Devices
  • Wave Power Devices
  • The Cause of Tide
  • Enhancement of Tides
  • Tidal-Current/Stream Power
  • World Tidal Power Sites

Renewable Energy Specialist Module 7
Ocean Gradient and Geothermal Energy

  • Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)
  • Practical Considerations about OTEC
  • Devices
  • Related Technologies
  • Osmotic Power from Salinity Gradients
  • Geophysics
  • Dry Rock and Hot Aquifer Analysis
  • Ground-Source Heat Pumps

Renewable Energy Specialist Module 8
Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency 

  • Distribution Technologies
  • Electricity Supply and Networks
  • Comparison of Technologies for Energy Storage
  • Energy Storage for Grid Electricity
  • Batteries and Fuel Cells
  • Energy End-Use by Sector
  • Energy-Efficient Solar Buildings
  • Transport
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Domestic Energy Use 

Renewable Energy Specialist Module 9
Institutional and Economic Factors

  • Socio-Political Factors
  • Economics
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Policy Tools
  • Quantifying Choice
  • Present Status of Renewable Energy
  • The Way Ahead

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

Upon successful completion of our Renewable Energy Specialist course, students will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Renewable Energy Specialist (CRES).

**Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player