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PACKAGE NO: DP12R-11
PACKAGE PDH: 12
PACKAGE PRICE: $187.2
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COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Geothermal Energy
COURSE NO: R03-014
Introduction to Geothermal Energy
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course discusses the various types of geothermal energy systems and their potential for providing for the energy needs of the country.

 

Geothermal energy is energy in the form of heat radiating from the Earth’s mantle. It is a sustainable, renewable, and practically inexhaustible energy source for the United States, potentially being used for electricity generation, heating, and cooling, while emitting only small amounts of greenhouse gases. Geothermal resources can be found nationwide, are “always on,” and represent a potentially vast domestic energy supply. Only a fraction of these resources have been used thus far, because of technical and non-technical barriers that constrain industry growth. In this course various types of geothermal energy systems are described, and the problems that must be solved before these systems can be widely implemented are outlined.

 

This 3 PDH online course is intended for civil, electrical, and mechanical engineers concerned with the future of the power industry.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding hydrothermal resources
  • Knowing how to characterize enhanced geothermal systems
  • Familiarizing with geothermal heat pumps
  • Understanding electric power generation
  • Familiarizing with geothermal direct use
  • Understanding the geothermal energy benefits
  • Learning the technical and non-technical barriers to geothermal development
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document, “Introduction to Geothermal Energy”, which is based on Chapter 2 of the U.S. Department of Energy report, “GeoVision: Harnessing the Heat Beneath our Feet”, reference DOE/EE-1306, dated 2019.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
INTRODUCTION TO GEOTHERMAL ENERGY (23 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
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 will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Residential Solar PV Energy Guide
COURSE NO: R03-015
COURSE PROVIDER: Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED AP
Residential Solar PV Energy Guide
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides information on solar photovoltaic (PV) technology, and presents a series of steps that will help you reach a well-informed conclusion about making an investment in solar energy systems.

 

Solar PV technology is the process that converts sunlight into electrical current when it strikes suitable materials called semiconductors in a device. Sunlight is absorbed by semiconducting materials, such as silicon, releasing electrons from their atoms. The electrons flow through the semiconductor to produce direct current (DC) electricity.

 

The technologies associated with the building blocks of a solar array project may seem complicated; however, the system design and construction are relatively simple and straightforward. Familiarity with the design and construction procedures is beneficial in becoming a more educated consumer and owner.

 

This 3 PDH online course is applicable to electrical and mechanical engineers as well as energy specialists who are interested in expanding their knowledge on solar PV technology and understanding the detailed considerations for installing similar systems for generating electricity.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Familiarizing with the building blocks of solar PV systems
  • Understanding the preliminary research process prior to designing a system or purchasing its components
  • Learning about site assessment and determining the ideal conditions for the solar array
  • Understanding the different considerations for roof and ground-mounted systems
  • Learning how to formulate solar array designs, calculations and sizing requirements
  • Identifying the significant components of a solar array as part of the equipment selection process
  • Gaining a general overview of contracts, installation, maintenance and monitoring of solar energy systems
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Residential Solar PV Energy Guide”, which is based on the Iowa Energy Center Publication Home Series #5 “Solar PV Energy Guide”.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
RESIDENTIAL SOLAR PV ENERGY GUIDE (4.4 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
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 will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Grid Services and Provision from Wind
COURSE NO: R03-013
Grid Services and Provision from Wind
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes the “essential reliability” services (ERSs)—for example, operating reserves—needed to maintain the reliability and stability of the national electrical grid, and discusses how wind can provide these ERSs.

 

Wind’s ability to provide energy and capacity is well understood in concept even if industry practices vary by region. What is not as broadly understood is the ability of wind technologies to provide ERSs, even as modern wind turbines have necessary capabilities built in. While the cost of providing operating reserves is a small fraction of the total cost of grid services, this share could grow under increasing penetration of wind (or solar photovoltaics)—and the provision of operating reserves from wind could grow as well. In fact, in certain regions, wind is required to provide some of the reserve services even today. This course presents the service requirements and pricing data needed to evaluate the potential of wind energy to provide ERSs.

 

This 3 PDH online course is intended for electrical, mechanical, and other engineers interested in using wind turbines to generate electricity for the electric grid.
Learning Objectives

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

 

  • Understanding the categories of services provided to the electric grid: energy and capacity, operating reserves, and other services
  • Learning the specific types of operating reserves: frequency responsive reserves, contingency reserves, and ramping reserves
  • Familiarizing with the technical requirements of each service
  • Knowing the quantities of each service currently procured
  • Learning how to estimate costs of these services
  • Understanding technical and regulatory issues around wind providing these services
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document, “Grid Services and Provision from Wind”, which is based on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory technical report, “An Introduction to Grid Services: Concepts, Technical Requirements, and Provision from Wind”, publication NREL/TP-6A20-72578, dated January 2019.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
GRID SERVICES AND PROVISION FROM WIND (1.4 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
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 will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Wind Turbine Technology - Overview
COURSE NO: M01-009
COURSE PROVIDER: Brian McCaffrey, P.E.
Wind Turbine Technology - Overview
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of wind turbine components and design considerations for optimization of power generation.  Typical power ratings and sizes for wind turbines are explained for various residential-scale, industrial-scale, and utility-scale applications.  Additionally, the components and considerations for a typical utility-scale wind energy project are discussed.

 

This 1 PDH online course is applicable to engineers interested in obtaining a basic knowledge of wind turbine design and applications to power systems.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Background on wind turbine design and components
  • Relationship between wind speed and power output
  • Wind turbine optimization
  • Applications for distributed generation and bulk power delivery
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course you will need to review the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Publication "Wind Turbine Technology -Overview".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Wind Turbine Technology - Overview (781 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you will need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit.  The quiz will be based on this NYSERDA 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 will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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