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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?
INTRODUCTION TO RENEWABLE ENERGY
UNDAMENTALS OF PHOTOVOLTAIC TECHNOLOGY
OTHER PV SYSTEM COMPONENTS
SYSTEM ELECTRICAL DESIGN AND SIZING
SELECTION OF PV MODULE
SELECTION AND SIZING OF VARIOUS COMPONENTS OF PV MODULE
MECHANICAL DESIGN OF PV SYSTEMS
SYSTEM INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING
FUNDAMENTALS OF WIND ENERGY
WIND SPEED VARIATION AND MEASUREMENT
DEVELOPMENT OF WIND ENERGY SYSTEM
SELECTION OF PRIME SITE
FORMULATION OF THE BID SPECIFICATIONS
REQUIREMENTS OF THE WIND ENERGY SYSTEM
MAINTENANCE OF WIND ENERGY SYSTEM
FUNDAMENTALS OF AERODYNAMICS AND POWER CONTROL
COMPONENTS OF WIND TURBINES
GENERATOR AND INVERTER
INTRODUCTION TO HYBRID ENERGY SYSTEM
INTRODUCTION TO HYDRO POWER GENERATION
APPLICATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY
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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