Top Proven Renewable Energy and Energy Storage Technologies - 8 PDHs
Webinar - Part 1 & 2 / 11am to 3pm; ET - each day / Cost: $335 Member; $385 Non-Member
December 12 - 13, 2023

NYSSPE has partnered with Sem-Train, LLC -  New York State Approved Sponsor

Part 1: December 12, 2023 - 11:00am to 3:00pm; ET
Part 2: December 13, 2023 - 11:00am to 3:00pm; ET
Cost: $335 Members / $385 Non-Members

This course caters to Engineers, Technicians, Facilities Managers, Energy Professionals, Architects and others who are interested in enhancing their understanding of renewable energy, and would like to learn about methods, best practices and strategies for selection of the most suitable renewable energy alternative and/or suitable energy storage system, with technical, geographic and financial feasibility in mind. Introduction to a few important fundamentals of energy, statistics, and the “grid” sets the tone for better comparison of current source of energy with optimal renewable energy alternative. Importance of the concept of most direct application of renewable source to the final energy demand point is highlighted and illustrated through clearly explained examples. 

After the introduction, this seminar dives into some of the more proven and mainstream, renewable energy and energy storage topics, like hydroelectric power, wave and tidal energy, wind energy, various types of solar energy, geothermal energy, multiple biomass alternatives, and various proven energy storage technologies. Current footprint and relative cost differences between some of the major renewable energy sources and storage systems are examined. Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats pertaining to some of the mainstream renewable energy solutions and energy storage systems are discussed. 

The capacity factor of various renewable energy technologies are compared and discussed. The discussion on the topic of renewable energy is sustained by diagrams, schematics and pictures pertaining to major renewable energy generation and storage systems. The audience is engaged through Q&A, classwork, and ad hoc discussions pertaining to the topic. Board acceptance guarantee.

Learning Objectives - Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Perform technical/engineering and cost comparisons between energy obtained from the grid versus the energy harnessed from proven renewable sources. Identify and quantify technical and financial benefits of renewable energy sources and energy storage systems.

Specify and implement proven renewable energy systems that leverage direct application of renewable energy sources to the point of use, thus maximizing the efficiency and net benefit of renewable energy sources and energy storage systems.

Examine and assess alternative proven renewable energy technologies based on physics and engineering principles. Assess the performance of proven renewable energy systems on the basis of physics and engineering equations that correlate physical parameters to the power and energy output of wind turbines. These equations serve as tools in design, analysis, suitable location selection and application of wind turbines. Utilize physics and engineering principles and equations to evaluate the performance of hydroelectric turbines. 

Evaluate technical/engineering strengths and weaknesses of major renewable energy technologies like hydroelectric, tidal, wave, wind, geothermal, solar heat, solar light, solar PV, solar chimney and biomass. 

Follow progress on some of the major, more recent, notable proven renewable projects in the world. Benefit from the lessons on these projects in avoiding pitfalls in the design/specification of renewable energy sources and energy storage systems.

Identify some of the more unbiased and reliable technical and commercial information sources in the renewable energy arena; thus, staying abreast of progress and current data in the renewable energy realm, beyond this seminar.

Speaker: Bobby Rauf, PE, MBA, NSPE Member

Professor Bobby Rauf is the President, Chief Consultant and a Senior Instructor at Sem-Train, LLC. Bobby has over 25 years of experience in teaching undergraduate and post graduate Engineering, Science, Math, Business Administration and MBA courses, seminars and workshops. Prof. Rauf is registered (PE) Professional Engineer, in the States of Virginia, North Carolina, and Wyoming, a Certified Energy Manager and a Certified Ergonomist.

Prof. Rauf was inducted as "Legend in Energy" by AEE, in 2014.  He is a published author of multiple engineering and energy books, and professional Development courses.  He holds patents in process controls technology.