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Renewable Energy Technologies, Photovoltaics Fundamentals, Technology and Application

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Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Apply the principles on photovoltaics fundamentals, technology and application of renewable energy technologies
  • Discuss renewable technologies such as photovoltaics, solar thermal, wind energy, bioenergy, hydropower and geothermal power generation
  • Explain renewable energy commercialization and identify sustainable energy
  • Distinguish timeline of solar energy, solar powered electricity, solar energy and solar lamp
  • Discuss photovoltaics and apply thin-film PV technology, concentrating PV technologies and peak power limitation
  • Identify photovoltaic effect and carryout photovoltaic applications for power stations, in building, in transport, standalone devices, rural electrification, solar roadways and solar power satellite
  • Analyze photovoltaic performance and discuss its temperature
  • Employ optimum orientation of solar panel
  • Identify concentrating solar thermal power such as solar concentration and CSP systems, solar concentrator beam quality, solar concentration ratio on principles and limitations of CSP systems
  • Apply solar thermal power plant technologies and carryout the operational principles and components of the PTC
  • Identify central receiver solar thermal power plants, solar air preheating systems for combustion and turbines

Course Outline

DAY 1:

  • Introduction to Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Renewable Energy Overview
  • Photovoltaics
  • Solar Thermal
  • Wind Energy
  • Bioenergy
  • Hydropower
  • Geothermal Power Generation

DAY 2:

  • Renewable Energy Commercialization
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Timeline of Solar Energy
  • Solar Powered Electricity
  • Solar Energy
  • Solar Lamp

DAY 3:

  • Photovoltaics
  • Thin-Film PV Technology
  • Concentrating PV
  • Peak Power Limitation
  • Photovoltaic Effect
  • Photovoltaic Applications
  • Power Stations
  • In Buildings
  • In Transport
  • Standalone Devices
  • Rural Electrification
  • Solar Roadways
  • Solar Power Satellites
  • Temperature
  • Optimum Orientation of Solar Panels

DAY 4:

  • Concentrating Solar Thermal Power
  • Solar Concentration and CSP Systems
  • Solar Concentrator Beam Quality
  • Solar Concentration Ratio: Principles and Limitations of CSP Systems
  • Solar Thermal Power Plant Technologies
  • The Operational Principles and Components of the PTC
  • Central Receiver Solar Thermal Power Plants
  • Solar Air Preheating Systems for Combustion
  • Turbines

DAY 5:

  • Energy Storage Methods
  • Renewable Energy Sources Integration
  • Further Development of Renewable Energy

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for energy managers, engineers, technologists and technicians active in the energy sector. Architects, planners, developers, government & local authority staff will also find this course very useful.


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