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    Certified Renewable Energy Specialist

    This interactive renewable energy course is for people who want to secure employment in the field of renewable energy or any professional who wants to improve their existing skills in the field. The course includes a variety of interactive elements like quizzes, games, activities, flashcards, and much more to make your educational experience exciting and engaging. The Certified Renewable Energy Specialist course is user-friendly and thus, focuses on the primary characteristics of the new generation of technologies that will be used for providing energy to power grids in the next twenty years or more.

    Program Name

    Certified Renewable Energy Specialist

    Program Code

    WE-SU-7461

    Website Short Description

    This interactive renewable energy course is for people who want to secure employment in the field of renewable energy or any professional who wants to improve their existing skills in the field. The course includes a variety of interactive elements like quizzes, games, activities, flashcards, and much more to make your educational experience exciting and engaging.
    The Certified Renewable Energy Specialist course is user-friendly and thus, focuses on the primary characteristics of the new generation of technologies that will be used for providing energy to power grids in the next twenty years or more. Over the course, you will learn about:
    • Solar energy that’s used in various forms, which includes thermodynamic and thermal energy conversion and photovoltaic
    • How to address issues associated with solar plants
    • Wind technology and the consequences to consider when adding large quantities of this energy source to a power grid
    • Energy from the sea
    • Geothermal energy: heatand electric energy and heat pumps
    • Energy from biomass—biofuels and biogas
    This course also includes a voucher for the Certified Renewable Energy Specialist certification exam. This way, you’ll have the knowledge, skills, and credentials to make a successful career for yourselfin the growing field of green energy.

    Duration

    12 months

    Hours

    435

    Language

    English

    Prerequisites

    There are no prerequisites for this course.

    Outline

    Renewable Energy Specialist Module 1 - Photovoltaic & Solar Energy
    • Photovoltaic Electricity Production
    • Photovoltaic Conversion
    • Cells with a Crystalline Silicon Base
    • Cells in Thin Films
    • Photovoltaic Market
    • Photovoltaic Systems Connected to the Grid
    • Problems of Photovoltaic Power Generation
    • Physical Architectures
    • Constraints Related to Supplying Energy
    • Algorithmic Architectures
    • Solar Heating
    • Flat Solar Panels
    • Solar Heating Systems
    • Solar Thermodynamic Power Stations
    • Concentrating Solar Power Technologies

    Renewable Energy Specialist Module 2 - Wind System Technology
    • Wind Power Today
    • Description of a Wind Generator
    • Operation of a Wind Turbine
    • Controls of Energy Conversion
    • Fixed & Variable Speed Systems
    • Connection to the Grid
    • Voltage at the Point of Connection
    • Stability & Protection Design
    • Auxiliary Systems
    • Possible Connection Problems
    • Comparison of Technologies

    Renewable Energy Specialist Module 3 - Marine Energy, Hydropower & Geothermal
    • Electricity Productivity from Marine Resources
    • Energy Sources from the Sea
    • Ocean Wave Generator Systems
    • Tidal Energy Converters (TEC)
    • Ocean Thermal Energy Converter (OTEC)
    • Small Hydropower
    • Hydraulic Energy
    • Exploitation of Hydraulic Force
    • Research & Development in Small Hydropower
    • Geothermal Energy Production
    • Geothermal Heat Pump Systems
    • Direct Production of Heat
    • Electricity Production

    Renewable Energy Specialist Module 4 - Biofuels, Biogas & Wood
    • Biofuels in the Energy Environment
    • Current Biofuel Systems
    • Future Biofuel Systems
    • The Use of Lignocellulose
    • The Bioethanol System
    • Biogas: The Renewable Natural Gas
    • Naturally Occurring Biogas
    • History of Anaerobic Digestion
    • Biogas Units
    • Uses of Biogas
    • Energy Production from Wood
    • Overview of Wood Fuels
    • Converting Wood into Energy
    • Generators of Thermal Energy from Wood

    Audience

    The intended audience for this program is individuals that are seeking to gain employment in the field of Renewable Energy or wishing to enhance their skills in the field.

    Certification

    Upon successful completion of our Renewable Energy Specialist course, students will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Renewable Energy Specialist (CRES).
    Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.

    Instructor Description

    This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

    Required Materials

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

    Internet Connection
    • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
    Hardware Requirements
    • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
    • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

    Software Requirements
    • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
    • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)

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