Wind Energy 12 PDH Discount Package
Courses in this Package
Small Wind Electric Systems to Power Your Home (R02-003)
Wind Energy Assessment (M06-002)
Wind Turbine Technology (R04-009)
This online engineering PDH course focuses on small wind electric systems which can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. It begins by providing tips on how to make our homes more energy efficient and whether the system works for us or not. Also, it illustrates the basic parts of a small wind electric system: how it works; how to size a wind turbine; how to calculate the energy generated by the system; as well as how to determine if there is a good source of wind on the property. In addition, this course provides information on how to connect the system to the utility grid and if it is practical or not; as well as information about going "Off-Grid", i.e. Hybrid.
This 2 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical and electrical engineers, architects, construction professionals, developers, homeowners and any other technical personnel interested in gaining a better understanding of the design and installation of small wind electric system.
- Determining if wind electric systems work for you
- Learning how to make your home more energy efficient
- Understanding the basic parts of a small wind electric system and how it works
- Learning how to size a wind turbine and determine how much energy will the system generate
- Familiarizing with the costs associated with the installation of a wind turbine
- Determining wind capacity on the site and siting wind turbine locations
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the U.S Department of Energy, "Small Wind Electric Systems" publication.
This online engineering PDH course describes various resource assessment approaches and recommendations for the use of a formal measurement plan, a monitoring strategy, and a quality assurance plan. It summarizes the most commonly used siting techniques and addresses land leasing and permitting requirements for a measurement tower. It also details the recommended measurement parameters and offers guidelines for incorporating other optional parameters that may benefit your monitoring program.
This course also describes the instrument components of a recommended wind resource monitoring station, including the performance specifications for basic and optional sensors. Finally, it highlights data issues related to in-field raw data storage, retrieval and protection, retrieval frequency, and documentation.
A wind resource assessment program is similar to other technical projects. It requires planning and coordination and is constrained by budget and schedule limitations. It demands a clear set of objectives so the best assessment approach is selected. Its ultimate success rests on the quality of the program's assembled assets including sound siting and measurement techniques, trained staff, quality equipment, and thorough data analysis techniques.
This 6 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical engineers, design and construction personnel, technical staff and facility personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding of wind energy.
- Guiding principles of wind resources assessment
- Site monitoring of wind data collection systems
- Wind measurement parameters
- Wind monitoring station instrumentation
- Installation of wind monitoring stations
- Wind station operation and maintenance
- Wind data collection and handling
- Wind data validation, processing and reporting
In this professional engineering CEU course you will need to review the material contained in Wind Resource Assessment Handbook, AWS Scientific, Inc., NREL Subcontract No. TAT-5-15283-01.
This online engineering PDH course provides a brief overview of wind turbine technology and its associated components, discusses the financial considerations and the technological improvements that would be required to increase the reliance on wind energy in the future.
Current turbine technology has enabled wind energy to become a viable power source in today’s energy market. Advancements in turbine technology that have the potential to increase wind energy’s presence are currently being explored through areas of study including reducing capital costs, increasing capacity factors, and mitigating risk through enhanced system reliability.
This 4 PDH online course is intended for renewable, sustainability, mechanical, electrical, and industrial engineers, as well as other technical personnel who are interested in gaining a basic understanding of wind turbine technology.
- Familiarizing with the basic configuration of the modern wind turbine
- Knowing the options in improving wind turbine technology
- Understanding the technical and financial risks involved in wind technology
- Familiarizing with offshore wind technology
- Learning about distributed wind technology (DWT) and their applications