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Energy Storage 15 PDH Discount Package

PACKAGE NO: DP15R-01
PACKAGE PDH: 15
PACKAGE PRICE: $216
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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. 

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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: Introduction to Batteries
COURSE NO: E03-002
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
Introduction to Batteries
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Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course will discuss the characteristics and application of different types of batteries in detail.

 

Electricity cannot always be generated where and when it is needed so batteries are used in instances where direct current is needed and/or there is no access to power outlet, or a cord become cumbersome. A battery is a device where chemical energy is converted to electrical energy. Many different types of batteries are available for a wide variety of applications, from storing solar power for satellites in space to powering heart pacemakers fitted inside people's chests.

 

All batteries contain one or more cells, but the terms battery and cell are often used interchangeably. A cell is the working chemical unit inside a battery. Cells can be divided into primary cells and secondary cells. Primary cells include dry cells, better known as flashlight batteries and the secondary cells, better known as rechargeable batteries include the lead-acid batteries used in automobiles and the nickel-cadmium batteries used in cellular phones.

 

This 3 PDH online course is applicable to electrical engineers, design and construction personnel, technical staff and facility personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding of batteries.
Learning Objectives

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

  • State the purpose of a cell
  • Identify the parts and state the purpose of a cell
  • Explain the chemical process that takes place in the primary and secondary cells
  • Recognize and define the terms electrochemical action, anode, cathode, and electrolyte
  • State the causes of polarization and local action and describe methods of preventing these effects
  • Identify the various cells in use today and some of their capabilities and limitations
  • Define a battery, and identify the three ways of combining cells to form a battery
  • Describe general maintenance procedures for batteries including the use of the hydrometer, battery capacity, and rating and battery charging
  • Observe the safety precautions for working with and around batteries
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 2 of Module 1 titled "Introduction to Batteries" of the Naval Education and Training Materials (NAVEDTRA 14173), Electricity and Electronic Training Series.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Introduction to Batteries (390 KB)
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 Chapter 2 of Module 1 of this NAVEDTRA 14173 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: Storage Battery Maintenance and Principles
COURSE NO: E08-004
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
Storage Battery Maintenance and Principles
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Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides basic engineering guidance in operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of Lead-acid and Ni-Cad batteries down to individual battery cell level.

 

Batteries are the backup power source for millions of consumer, business, medical, military, and industrial equipments worldwide. The critical applications such as computers, servers, instruments, telecommunications or life saving equipments require 100% redundancy in every aspect to ensure high degree of reliability and operation. Although the power supply is available from commercial power supply sources, any malfunction and interruption of the utility power can be detrimental to the critical operations of the facility. Consistent and reliable performance of batteries is thus critical to smooth functioning of modern equipments.

 

In the United States battery replacement is a 17 billion dollar market. Around 75% of these "starting", "power", "stand-by", "industrial", "marine" and all types of lead-acid batteries have stopped working prematurely, due to inadequate maintenance, while the remaining 25% is due to mechanical failures. The number one cause of reduced lifespan and output capacity is attributed to "over sulfation" caused due to crystallization when a battery cell is under charged and overheat resulting from over charging. Ongoing maintenance of batteries is thus very important.

 

This 8 PDH online course is applicable to electrical and mechanical engineers, design and construction personnel, technical staff, energy auditors and facility personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding of storage battery maintenance and principles.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Principles and characteristics of Lead-acid, VRLA and Ni-Cad batteries
  • Importance of float charge, initial charge and equalizing charge
  • Affect of undercharging and over discharge of batteries
  • Importance of voltage and specific gravity readings at appropriate temperature correction
  • Sedimentation, water replacement rate and constant voltage charging
  • Battery life for different types and services
  • Internal shorts, connection resistance
  • Causes and elimination of over sulfation
  • Acceptance testing and inspection guidelines
  • Capacity tests to determine replacement
  • Summary of battery troubles and recommended actions
  • Type of electrolyte, levels and general care
  • Batteries for microwave and VHF radio equipment
  • Battery safety, explosive and safety hazard ventilation
  • Battery charging equipment, motor generator sets and static rectifier chargers
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the publication of the United States Department of the Interior, Facilities Instructions, Standards, and Techniques Volume 3-6, titled "Storage Battery Maintenance and Principles" published by the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Storage Battery Maintenance and Principles (3.18 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of forty (40) questions to earn 8 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this DOI 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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