Earn 8 PDH | .8 CEU (Total course 8 hours)
ABOUT THE COURSE
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, ET.
This course caters to Engineers, Technicians, Facilities Managers, Energy Professionals, Architects and others who are interested in enhancing their understanding of renewable energy, and would like to learn about methods, best practices and strategies for selection of the most suitable renewable energy alternative, with technical, geographic and financial feasibility in mind. Introduction to a few important fundamentals of energy and the “grid” sets the tone for better comparison of current source of energy with optimal renewable energy alternative. Importance of the concept of most direct application of renewable source to the final energy demand point is highlighted. After the introduction, this seminar dives into some of the more proven and mainstream, renewable energy and energy storage topics. Current footprint and relative cost differences between some of the major renewable energy sources and storage systems are examined. Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats pertaining to some of the mainstream renewable energy solutions and energy storage systems are discussed. The discussion on the topic of renewable energy is sustained by diagrams, schematics and pictures pertaining to major renewable energy systems. Audience is engaged through Q&A, classwork, and ad hoc discussions pertaining to the topic.
Learning Objectives - Upon successful completion of this course,
participants will be able to:
• Perform technical/engineering and cost comparisons between energy obtained from
the grid versus the energy harnessed from proven renewable sources. Identify and
quantify technical and financial benefits of renewable energy systems.
• Specify and implement proven renewable energy systems that leverage direct
application of renewable energy sources to the point of use, thus maximizing the
efficiency and net benefit of renewable energy systems.
• Examine and assess alternative proven renewable energy technologies on the basis of physics and engineering principles. Assess the performance of proven renewable
energy systems on the basis of physics and engineering equations that correlate
physical parameters to the power and energy output of wind turbines. These equations
serve as tools in design, analysis, suitable location selection and application of wind
turbines. Utilize physics and engineering principles and equations to evaluate the
performance of hydroelectric turbines.Evaluate technical/engineering strengths and weaknesses of major renewable energy technologies like: hydroelectric, tidal, wave, wind, geothermal, solar heat, solar light,
solar PV, solar chimney and biomass.
• Follow progress on some of the major, more recent, notable proven renewable
projects in the world. Benefit from the lessons on these projects in avoiding pitfalls in
the design/specification of renewable energy systems.
• Identify some of the more unbiased and reliable technical and commercial
information sources in the renewable energy arena; thus, staying abreast of progress
and current data in the renewable energy realm, beyond this seminar.
1. Energy Facts
2. Energy Basics
3. Electricity Basics
4. Electrical Bill Calculation and Load Factor
5. Overview of Renewable Energy Technologies
6. Proven Energy Storage Technologies
7. Hydroelectric Power
8. Tidal Energy
9. Wind Energy
10. Geothermal Energy Technology
11. Solar Technologies
12. Solar Heating
13. Solar Heat – Renewable Electrical Energy Technologies
14. Photovoltaic Renewable Energy
15. Major Solar Energy Projects – Domestic and International.
16. Biomass Renewable Energy Technologies
17. Renewable Energy Information Sources
Why you shouldn’t miss this seminar – How this seminar can benefit your
organization or clients; what is unique about this course:
• Are you responsible for identifying the most suitable proven renewable energy
alternative, for your operations or those of your clients’, and you feel inadequately
prepared to lead the effort; or perhaps you don’t know where to begin? Then, this
seminar is a must.
• Do you manage or lead a group of energy or engineering professionals responsible
for identifying proven renewable energy solutions and managing renewable energy
projects, but you feel that your knowledge and understanding of renewable
energy is somewhat inadequate, needs enhancement and greater breadth? Then you
must not miss this proven and frequently updated seminar.
• Do you feel that financial justification of renewable energy – or energy
conservation projects, in general, is an “uphill battle” in your organization? Then,
this seminar will give you the opportunity to air your challenges and frustrations. You
will learn about some proven approaches – both technical and financial – for
successful renewable energy project funding and implementation.
• As an engineer or energy professional, do you feel inadequately equipped to
comprehensively compare various proven renewable energy alternatives – from
technical and financial feasibility vantage point? Then, this seminar will present
an excellent opportunity to remedy that.
• How often do you get a chance to attend a course or a seminar that is presented by the author of books on relevant subject matter - in person? In this seminar, you will have the opportunity to interact and learn from Prof. Bobby Rauf, the author of the texts, titled: (1) Thermodynamics Made Simple for Energy Engineers, and (2) Finance
and Accounting for Energy Engineers. (Copies of these books are available at
• Some seminars and courses end up being monotonous monologues from the presenter to the audience. Not this one. In this seminar, you will get an opportunity to air questions, share your success stories – as well as, frustrations - in the energy arena. You will learn how to avoid costly mistakes, and engage the instructor and other
attendees in discussions.
Who should attend:
• Licensed PE’s, Professional Engineers, and CEM’s, Certified Energy
Managers, who need to meet the license or certification renewal PDH (Professional
Development Hour) or CEU (Continuing Education Unit) requirements. This energy
seminar couples engineering concepts and knowledge with renewable energy
concepts and best practices.
• Facility Managers, Plant Engineers, Engineering Managers, Energy
Professionals, Architects, Project Managers and other Executives who feel a need
to enhance their renewable energy engineering knowledge, to make informed
decisions on renewable energy projects or programs.
• Professionals, who do not possess prior experience or knowledge in the renewable
energy realm, including Project Management Staff, Energy Project Financial
Analysts and Technical Writers.
• Procurement/Purchasing Professionals who are responsible for obtaining
renewable energy project proposals.
• Construction managers who manage renewable energy project installations.
• Other professionals whose annual PLP, Performance and Learning Program,
include energy engineering courses, training, or seminars.