Price: $4,999.00
Length: 4 Days
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Renewable Energy Certificate, Renewable Energy Training Program

Renewable Energy Certificate,  a 4-day Renewable Energy Training Program, provides a specialized education in renewable energy system planning, analysis, modeling, design, control, management and operation. Industry experts and TONEX faculty will help participants learn renewable energy fundamental concepts and principles, design and implementation, and operations and maintenance working with real-world challenges. Renewable energy is the future with solar, onshore and offshore wind, geothermal leading the way. With a certificate in renewable energy you’ll gain knowledge in different aspects of all renewable energy sources and systems. This four-day course will prepare you to choose your path in the world of renewables. We currently rely heavily rely on coal, oil, and natural gas for our daily energy. Fossil fuels are nonrenewable, and they draw on finite resources that will eventually dwindle, becoming too expensive or too environmentally damaging to retrieve. In contrast, renewable energy resources such as wind and solar energy are constantly replenished and will never run out. All delegates and participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of this program. Learn about renewable energy including:

  • renewable energy planning, modeling, design, implementation and operation
  • Solar
  • Wind (onshore and offshore)
  • Biomass
  • Geothermal
  • Hydrogen
  • Advanced Vehicles & Fuels
  • Reliability
  • Grid Interconnection
  • Protection
  • The Distributed Energy Network
  • Distributed Generation of Electricity
  • Distributed Energy Grid
  • Microgrids
  • Energy Storage
  • Distributed Energy Storage

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of the offshore wind farm training course, the attendees will:

  • Learn About the History and Background of Renewable Energy
  • Describe Renewable Industry Markets
  • Describe Impact of Renewables in Electric Utilities
  • Learn the Fundamentals of Global Renewable Energy Business, Market, Operation and Technology
  • List Different Types of Renewable Energy, Microgrid, And Energy Storage
  • Describe Solar, Wind and Hybrid Resources for Renewable Energies
  • Learn About Solar Cells and Photovoltaic Solar Energy
  • Compare Wind Turbines in Onshore and Offshore Wind Farms
  • Describe the Operation of Offshore Wind Farms
  • Understand the Different Types of Transmission Systems for Renewable Energy
  • Explain the Protections Implemented for Different Parts of Renewable Energy System
  • Understand the Control of Solar, Onshore and Offshore Wind Farms
  • Design Solar, Onshore and Offshore Wind Farm of a Real-world Project
  • Tackle the Problems Related to Unbalance and Faults in solar, onshore and Offshore Wind Farms
  • Combine the Concept of Solar, Onshore and Offshore Wind Farms into The Microgrids and Distributed Energy Network
  • Explore Renewable Energy and Green Building Entrepreneurship
  • Describe Renewable Industry Markets, Operations, and Protection
  • Learn About Politics and Economics of International Energy and Global Energy and Climate Policy
  • Learn about Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Electricity Trading and Hedging
  • Compare Renewable Energy/Electricity Hedging, Trading, Futures, Options & Derivatives

Who Should Attend Those with a broad interest in developing renewable energy technologies and wish to gain the fundamental understanding of the technologies available. This includes energy and facility managers, engineers, program and project managers, financial, consultants, local government planners and those working in an entirely different sector considering a change in career path. Method of Learning The class consists of pedagogical elements that are interwoven to maximize the use of individual, group and class time. These elements are lectures, in-class activities, teamwork, group assignments and mock assessments to demonstrate your knowledge in renewables. The methods of learning consist of a visual presentation on renewable energy, textbook, discussions, activities and involvement of all participants in practical exercises to demonstrate application of knowledge learned. Courses Material, Tools and Guides:

  • Course Student Guide
  • Exercises and Workshops Guide
  • Training Resources: Best Practices, Lessons Learned, Stories, Guides, Handbooks, Templates, Examples, Tools
  • Cheat Sheets

Course Agenda/Content Renewable Energy Principals

  • Background and history
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Market history and overview (Europe, Asia and USA)
  • State of the States
  • Global context 2020, 2025, 2030
  • Renewable energy management & finance
  • High level factors that impact LCoE
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Renewable energy solutions
  • Solar photovoltaic fundamentals
  • Wind power fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of biomass
  • Wave & hydro power fundamentals
  • Solar water heating fundamentals
  • Combined heat & power fundamentals
  • Heat pumps fundamentals
  • Geothermal projects
  • Hydro projects
  • Landfill gas projects
  • Transmission projects
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy storage evaluation
  • Transportation electrification

Renewable Energy Pros and Cons

  • Efficiency
  • Flexibility
  • Modularity
  • Economy
  • Environmental
  • Reliability
  • Energy distribution

Electric Power Technologies

  • Renewable energy technologies and carbon emissions
  • Engines and electric power plants
  • Fossil fuel electric power plant technologies
  • Renewable electric power plant technologies
  • Renewable electric characteristics
  • Renewable electric capacity factor
  • Renewable energy grid interconnection
  • Renewable energy protection and control
  • Smart cities and green energy
  • Renewable system communications
  • Renewable distribution system protection
  • Renewable substation protection
  • Transmission line protection
  • Offshore wind protection
  • Microgrid fundamentals
  • Energy storage fundamentals
  • Energy efficiency in buildings
  • Electrics for renewables
  • Essential elements – life cycle phases and planning
  • Performance indicators/reliability
  • Sizing
  • FAT/SAT
  • Warranty/safety items
  • Contracting, actors and responsibilities

Renewable Energy Technology Solutions

  • Generating electricity
  • Operating principles solar energy
  • Onshore and offshore wind energy
  • Fundamentals of wind turbines and placement
  • Geothermal and hydroelectric systems
  • Tapping the earth’s internal heat
  • Operating principles of the geothermal and hydroelectric technologies
  • Wave and tidal energy technologies
  • Ground-source heat pumps
  • Biochemical sources of energy
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Landfill gas
  • Waste and biomass
  • Biomass energy
  • Biomass and the organic matter that makes up those plants
  • Biomass for electricity, transportation fuels, or chemicals
  • Hydrogen
  • Hydrogen and organic compounds
  • Ocean
  • Marine hydrokinetics

The Basics of Solar Energy

  • The solar market
  • How solar technology works
  • Designing individualized systems
  • Financing and tax credits for solar
  • Residential verses commercial
  • Site assessments: size, site and other options

Overview of Solar Technologies

  • Solar photovoltaic technology
  • Photovoltaic solar energy systems
  • Photovoltaic solar cells
  • Concentrating solar power
  • Electricity for large power stations.
  • Solar process heat
  • Solar energy to heat or cool commercial and industrial buildings
  • Passive solar technology
  • Solar water heating
  • Grid interconnect
  • Utility buyback options
  • Storage

Photovoltaic Solar Energy

  • Solar spectrum
  • Solar photovoltaic systems
  • Photovoltaic cell technologies in the global
  • The economics of the photovoltaic industry
  • Social impacts, storage and grid integration
  • History of solar cells
  • Power from a solar cell
  • Modelling a solar cell
  • Equivalent circuit
  • Connected solar cells
  • How do solar cells work?
  • Solar cell technologies
  • Solar cell technologies
  • Solar cell operation
  • Efficiency of solar cells
  • Silicon solar cells
  • Fabrication
  • Thin film solar cells
  • Moving beyond silicon solar cells
  • Polymer solar cells

The Basics of Wind Energy

  • The wind markets
  • Wind energy and wind power
  • How wind power is generated
  • Wind turbines
  • Wind turbine types
  • Turbine components
  • How wind/turbine technology works
  • Horizontal turbine components
  • Blade or rotor
  • A drive train, usually including a gearbox and a generator
  • A tower that supports the rotor and drive train
  • Other equipment, including controls, electrical cables, ground support equipment, and interconnection equipment
  • Turbine configurations
  • Wind turbine size and power ratings
  • Designing small to large systems
  • Financing as a long-term investment
  • Wind farms for profit
  • Residential concerns
  • Site assessments: size, number of units, and utility buyback
  • Offshore
  • Advantages and disadvantages of wind-generated electricity
  • Cost issues
  • CAPEX/OPEX ratio
  • Environmental concerns
  • Supply and transport issues
  • Wind resource assessment
  • Wind data analysis
  • Economics of wind energy
  • Wind energy technology concepts
  • Structural mechanics
  • Structural design of wind turbine blades
  • Grid connection of wind power
  • Control of wind turbines and wind power plants
  • Integration of variable wind power generation
  • The wind & wind turbine structures
  • The wind turbine drive train
  • Electrical connections & control
  • Practical: assemble a wind turbine
  • Site selection
  • Resource estimation
  • Planning & installation
  • Performance evaluation

The Basics of Geothermal Systems

  • The market
  • Geothermal energy principals
  • Heating and heat transfer system designs
  • Economic impact
  • Financing/economical use
  • Engineering factors
  • Employment outlook
  • Putting it all together, solar, wind, and geothermal

Renewable Energy Operations, Management and Finance

  • Renewable energy finance and sustainable design
  • Methods of financing
  • Project risk and financial management
  • Basic project finance technical calculations
  • Energy, economics, emissions
  • Life cycle assessment (LCA) and approach
  • LCoE
  • Incentives and barriers to investment
  • Government policy and support schemes
  • Project finance examples
  • Practical international case studies
  • Renewable energy operations
  • Industry overview
  • Generation
  • Transmission & distribution
  • Load
  • Electricity industry markets
  • System management
  • Regulation
  • Markets
  • External market forces
  • Electric industry operations and market assignment

Fundamentals of Electric Vehicles (EV)

  • Electric Vehicles cars, trucks, vans, scooters, bicycles
  • Electric Vehicles technology
  • Battery technology
  • Battery recharging
  • Renewable electricity recharging of ev batteries
  • Recharging infrastructure
  • Tailgate emissions
  • Renewable energy solutions
  • Choosing the best renewable energy options

Electrics for Renewable

  • Safety, reliability, instruments and controls
  • Voltage and current
  • AC vs. DC
  • Inductance and capacitance
  • Impact and calculation of voltage drops
  • DC-based renewable systems (off-grid)
  • Systems architecture and batteries
  • Safe operation and installation
  • Earthing and over current protection
  • Grid-connected systems
  • Safety considerations
  • The impact of power factor
  • Connection and wiring standards
  • AC safety
  • Earthing arrangements
  • Safe operation and installation
  • Wind energy conversion

Renewable Energy Grid Integration

  • Renewable systems interconnection
  • Devices and integrated systems testing
  • Sensing and measurements
  • System operations, power flow, and control
  • Design and planning tools
  • Security and resilience
  • Institutional support
  • Distributed PV system
  • Technology development
  • Advanced distribution systems
  • System level test and demonstration
  • Distributed renewable
  • Energy system analysis
  • Solar resource assessment
  • Codes, standards, and regulatory
  • Electric transmission and distribution
  • transmission structures (lattice steel towers or tubular steel poles), conductors (wires), insulators (connect wires to structures), and ground wires (lightning strike protection wires)

Renewable Energy Storage and Distribution

  • Renewable energy distributed generation policies and program
  • Electrical power transmission and distribution
  • Electric grid
  • Technology overview
  • Roles of storage in the electricity grid
  • Electricity markets
  • Types of energy storage systems (e.G. Li-ion, vanadium redox
  • Flow batteries, etcetera)
  • Components of energy storage systems

Protecting Renewable Energy Distribution and Transmission Systems

  • Balanced faults
  • Symmetrical components
  • Unbalanced faults
  • Relaying fundamentals
  • Instrument transformers
  • Line overcurrent protection
  • Line directional overcurrent protection
  • Line distance protection
  • Line pilot protection
  • Transformer protection
  • Bus and breaker failure protection
  • Bus protection
  • Generator protection
  • Wide-area protection

Special Session: Development of Offshore Wind Farms

  • Offshore wind resource
  • GIS database
  • Database components
  • Wind resource estimates
  • Distance from shore
  • Grid Interconnection
  • Port Infrastructure
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Main Components of An Offshore Wind Farm
  • Cable supports
  • Substations
  • Foundations
  • Transition Pieces and Towers
  • Wind turbines
  • Introduction to Wind Energy Systems
  • Wind turbine technology
  • Architectures of wind turbines
  • Offshore wind turbine architecture
  • Different types of wind turbines
  • Effect of wind speed on wind turbines
  • Blades
  • Transformers
  • Helipad
  • Switchgear
  • Crane
  • Backup generator
  • Vessels
  • Transmission network in offshore windfarm
  • Impact of offshore wind farms in power systems
  • Solution of High Voltage Direct current (HVDC)
  • Dynamic stability of offshore wind farms
  • Reactive power and voltage support
  • Power and frequency support

Offshore Wind Operations and Maintenance

  • Control room
  • Wind Turbines Based On DFIG
  • Control of Wind Turbines
  • Gearbox
  • Protection during faults
  • Maximum power point controller
  • Pitch angle control
  • Fault ride through capability
  • Crowbar protection
  • Blade pitch angle control
  • Blade twist control
  • Voltage source converters
  • Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)
  • Rotor speed control
  • Reactive power control -?
  • Active power control
  • Rotor current control
  • DC voltage control
  • Grid side current control
  • Control of offshore wind farms based on HVDC transmission
  • Energy storage systems

 

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