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Alt./Ren. Energy 12 PDH Discount Package 3

PACKAGE NO: DP12R-03
PACKAGE PDH: 12
PACKAGE PRICE: $187.2
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Courses in this Package
COURSE TITLE: Energy Storage for Solar and Wind Power
COURSE NO: R04-003
Energy Storage for Solar and Wind Power
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes a number of such devices.  The three most promising technologies are singled out for detailed study: pumped storage hydropower (PSH), compressed-air energy storage (CAES), and high-energy batteries.  Issues of performance, site availability, costs, environmental impacts, need for additional transmission lines, market development, and regulation are discussed.

 

Wind and solar energy are intermittent sources of energy; the wind does not blow continuously nor does the sun always shine.  If wind and solar power are ever to provide a significant portion of national energy use, devices are required that store the energy as it is generated and distribute the energy as it is needed.

 

This 4 PDH online course is intended for engineers involved with the development of alternative energy technologies for electrical generation.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the characteristics of batteries, PSH, CAES, flywheels and capacitors
  • Understanding the characteristics of superconducting magnetic energy storage
  • Understanding the characteristics of vehicle-to-grid and hydrogen energy storage
  • Learning about power component and energy component of storage technologies
  • Learning about cost and performance of PSH, CAES and high-energy batteries
  • Learning about site availability for PSH and CAES installations
  • Understanding the environmental and social impacts (land & water use, GHG emissions)
  • Knowing the market and regulatory barriers to storage deployment
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 12, "Energy Storage Technologies" of Volume 2 of "Renewable Electricity Futures Study, DOE Publication NREL/TP-6A20-52409-2, Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 2012. 

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Energy Storage for Solar and Wind Power (1.83 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty five (25) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Chapter 12 of this DOE publication.

 

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Generating Electricity from Various Renewable Sources: Effect on Grid
COURSE NO: R06-002
Generating Electricity from Various Renewable Sources: Effect on Grid
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of the current U.S. electrical grid, including: 1) how planning and operations are carried out to ensure reliability, 2) requirements for power reserves to provide continuous service in the face of equipment failure, 3) transmission technology, and 4) economic aspects. It then explores the challenges to the grid posed by high levels of variable renewable generation and some changes that are expected to occur in response to these challenges.

 

Since its origin in the early 1920s, the U.S. electrical grid has evolved to handle power sources whose output is predictable and can be controlled. Examples are coal, oil, natural gas, and hydropower.  Because the output from these sources is controllable, operators of the grid can work with power plant operators to increase or decrease power production as the load on the grid varies. Through an intricate system of load balancing developed by many people over the years, grid operators are thus able to maintain stable, high-quality electrical power in the grid. However, once renewable sources of energy (such as solar and wind) are attached to the grid, problems arise. These sources of energy are variable and uncertain.  Operators cannot control when the sun shines or when the wind blows. Thus operators now have to deal not only with a varying load, but also with a varying power source.

 

This 6 PDH online course is intended primarily for engineers concerned with the use of solar and wind energy to produce electrical energy.

 

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the North American electric power system
  • Familiarizing with Balancing authorities, regional entities, utilities and power pools
  • Learning about independent system and regional transmission operators
  • Learning about other transmission organizations
  • Learning about utility system planning
  • Learning about grid reliability: planning reserves (reserve margin)
  • Learning about power system operations
  • Learning about transmission technology and institutional issues
  • Understanding the technical and institutional challenges challenge of variable generation
  • Understanding the impact of variable generation on power system operations
  • Understanding the impact of variable generation on power transmission
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Volume 4, "Exploration Bulk Electric Power Systems: Operations and Transmission Planning" of the Renewable Electricity Futures Study, NREL/TP-6A20-52409-4, by Milligan, M.; Ela, E.; Hein, J.; Schneider, T.; Brinkman, G.; Denholm, published 2012.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Generating Electricity from Various Renewable Sources (2.32 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty five (35) questions to earn 6 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this DOE publication.

 

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Solar Power Installations on Closed Landfills
COURSE NO: R02-005
Solar Power Installations on Closed Landfills
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of the technical and regulatory facets of constructing solar farms on closed landfills. The different types of solar technologies are discussed, and their suitability for installation on a landfill cap is indicated.  General guidance on some of the most common engineering obstacles of landfill reuse is provided.  Finally regulatory and liability issues arising from building on a brownfield or Superfund site, that has been cleaned up or is undergoing cleanup, are discussed.

 

Estimates for the total number of closed landfills in the United States run as high as 100,000.  These landfills are attractive locations for siting solar power installations because 1) landfills are typically in areas where community concerns over aesthetic impacts are less likely, 2) the land often cannot be used for other purposes such as commercial or residential development, and 3) using landfills for solar power installations removes pressure to convert greenfield sites to power production.

 

This 2 PDH online course is intended primarily for civil, electrical, environmental, and mechanical engineers involved in solar power generation projects.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning about ground mounted systems
  • Understanding the different solar technologies
  • Knowing the solar system weight considerations
  • Understanding wind loading and snow loading
  • Learning about settlement
  • Understanding cover material integrity
  • Learning about side slope stability
  • Learning about renewable energy production on Superfund or brownfield sites
  • Understanding the technical complications, challenges and potential remedies
  • Learning about required permitting
  • Understanding zoning and land use
  • Learning about existing contamination and environmental site investigations
  • Understanding CERCLA liability
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency document, "Solar Power Installations on Closed Landfills: Technical and Regulatory Considerations", by Gabriel Sampson, September 2009. 

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Solar Power Installations on Closed Landfills (1.27 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this EPA publication.

 

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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