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RE-SP Renewable Energy Technologies

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Description

Burning of fossil fuels create harmful greenhouse gas emissions which will lead to dangerous global warming phenomenon. Using renewable energy instead of fossil fuels will significantly reduce the effect of greenhouse gas emissions which will prevent stronger climate change impacts. Technical staff must to have expert knowledge on initial designs for renewable energy systems accompanied with experience in order to attain service reliability. Participants can use the skills and knowledge gained in this course to understand the various renewable electric generation technologies, how they are designed and their integration with the grid. This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to renewable energy technologies and their recent trends and developments.

WHO SHOULD COMPLETE THIS COURSE?

  • Energy/Environmental specialists
  • Electrical engineers
  • Project developers
  • Energy management consultants
  • Research scholars
  • Maintenance engineers
  • System engineers
  • Process engineers
  • Instrumentation engineers
  • Instrumentation technicians
  • Technicians
  • System integrators

COURSE OUTLINE
INTRODUCTION TO RENEWABLE ENERGY

  • Energy: sources, forms, conversion of units
  • Laws of thermodynamics
  • Renewable and non-renewable energy
  • Economics of Renewable energy

FUNDAMENTALS OF PHOTOVOLTAIC TECHNOLOGY    

  • Basics of PV technology
  • Applications of PV technology
  • Advantages and Disadvantages
  • PV cell, module and array

OTHER PV SYSTEM COMPONENTS    

  • Grid-connected PV systems
  • Stand-alone PV systems
  • PV trackers and inverters
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Regulators and Generators
  • Fuses and Circuit breakers
  • Monitoring and data logging

SYSTEM ELECTRICAL DESIGN AND SIZING

  • Basic electrical design steps
  • Voltage implications
  • System sizing

SELECTION OF PV MODULE

  • PV array sizing
  • PV array tilt angle and orientation
  • PV Panels
  • Battery:  Selection and sizing
  • System voltage
  • Lead acid and Gel type battery specifications

SELECTION AND SIZING OF VARIOUS COMPONENTS OF PV MODULE        

  • Inverter
  • Charge regulator
  • Wiring accessories

MECHANICAL DESIGN OF PV SYSTEMS            

  • Basic requirements for PV array mounting
  • Types of mounting systems
  • Roof mounting methods
  • Pole mounting
  • Trackers and RV mounting systems
  • Materials for mounting systems

SYSTEM INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING

  • Introduction
  • PV components installation, principles and requirements
  • Component installation considerations
  • Steps for commissioning the system
  • Overall system performance testing
  • System Maintenance

FUNDAMENTALS OF WIND ENERGY            

  • Introduction
  • Wind resources
  • Mechanics of wind

WIND SPEED VARIATION AND MEASUREMENT            

  • Variation of wind speed
  • Measurement of wind speed and direction
  • Improving measurements
  • Local effects on wind flow

WIND ASSESSMENT

  • Introduction
  • Types of assessment
  • Equipment needed for on site assessment

DEVELOPMENT OF WIND ENERGY SYSTEM

  • Assessment of wind energy technologies and economics
  • Selection of site

SELECTION OF PRIME SITE

  • Monitoring wind resources
  • Estimating power production
  • Assess wind turbine options
  • Wind sites in Australia
  • Intermediate economic analysis
  • Constructing a wind turbine facility

FORMULATION OF THE BID SPECIFICATIONS

  • Bidding and building wind turbines
  • Approval for bid of wind monitoring
  • Installation of a wind energy system
  • Planning Approval
  • Types of towers

REQUIREMENTS OF THE WIND ENERGY SYSTEM

  • Erection of other components
  • Erection of the wind energy system
  • Mechanical Safety
  • Current diverters
  • Surge protectors
  • Maintenance requirement

MAINTENANCE OF WIND ENERGY SYSTEM

  • Planned maintenance
  • Periodic maintenance
  • Electrical maintenance
  • Spares

TURBINE TECHNOLOGY

  • Wind energy system configurations
  • Design considerations
  • Stand- alone power system
  • Inverter system
  • Direct power to local electricity grid

FUNDAMENTALS OF AERODYNAMICS AND POWER CONTROL

  • Introduction
  • Bernoulli’s equation
  • Stream tube/Actuator Disk
  • General Momentum Theory
  • Aerodynamic forces acting on turbine blades
  • Lift and drag co-efficient
  • Aerodynamic efficiency

COMPONENTS OF WIND TURBINES            

  • Rotor Design- Horizontal and Vertical Axis Machines
  • Blades and Hub
  • Drag design and Tower
  • Mechanical and Electrical transmission
  • Gear box and Aerodynamic brakes

GENERATOR AND INVERTER            

  • Components of a generator
  • Generator- Types
  • Synchronous and Asynchronous generators
  • Categories of inverters
  • Wind energy system linked with Grid distribution
  • Voltage levels

INTRODUCTION TO HYBRID ENERGY SYSTEM

  • Heaters- System Sizing
  • Hybrid energy- Benefits
  • Energy Conversion Process
  • Hybrid System Configuration

GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

  • Geothermal- Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Hybrid Energy System Design
  • Documentation
  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis

INTRODUCTION TO HYDRO POWER GENERATION            

  • Hydro energy
  • Benefits and drawbacks
  • Types of Hydropower plants
  • Types of turbine and their applications
  • Civil works Components
  • Operation and maintenance of hydro power plant
  • Economics of hydro power generation

APPLICATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY

  • Logistics and Weather patterns
  • Available renewable source
  • Sizing of the renewable energy generators
  • Final Design Software
  • Load Analysis for a SPS
  • Photovoltaic: Hybrid system
  • Commissioning and Documentation
  • Classification of wind energy systems
  • Function and construction of various components of a wind turbine
  • Electricity generation
  • Integration with the grid

 

Investment

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Unlimited Access for 2 Years: US$ 299

Instructor

Terry Cousins

BSc (Elec Eng)

 

Terry attended the University of Witwatersrand where he completed a BSc (Electrical Engineering) degree in 1977. After completing military service he joined ISCOR where was involved in design, project and maintenance work on HT and LT distribution systems, design and manufacture of equipment for testing electrical motors and commissioning work on variable speed drives.

In 1981 he joined the Chamber of Mines Research Organization. He was involved with the design, develop and manufacture of equipment for powering mechanized equipment in deep level gold mines. Projects included design, manufacture and testing of trailing cable, accelerated life testing of switchgear used in underground mines and development and testing of mobile distribution panels. In 1987, Terry was promoted to manager of the Engineering Branch.

In 1988 he co-founded TLC Software with two colleagues. The company’s objective was to develop and market custom engineering software solutions for the industrial markets. He has been involved in the design and development of numerous products including an electrical power quality recorder, engine protection systems, appliance control unit, portable instrumentation and the design of electronics for various medical applications.

 

Terry is a fellow of the SAIEE and a member of the IEEE and of the Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency. He has also authored several papers on various topics for local and international conferences and publications. In addition, Terry has BComm and MBL degrees from the University of South Africa as well.

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RE-SP Renewable Energy Technologies 22-01-2016

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