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Course Package
(16 hours/7 courses): $99

Course Outlines

Renewable Energy Fundamentals Webcast

Two Hours

Energy Technology is changing. The research and development of alternative resources is evolving rapidly – are you ready for the possibilities? You can be prepared to discuss and recommend many different solutions to the growing need for alternative sources of energy.

This Webcast provides you with information about existing resources and the more recently discovered alternatives. You will get definitions of energy types and a full array of energy technologies as well as the advantages and disadvantages of implementing, operating, and maintaining the various resources.

Renewable Energy Generation

One Hour

Renewable energy is a small percentage of the generation resources in the United States. However, consumers are becoming more insistent that utilities develop environmentally friendly generation sources. As a result, utilities are investigating many alternatives to traditional generation.

This course is a brief overview of the various types of environmentally friendly, renewable energy available today. Each renewable source is explained including a description of the state of the technology, and the factors affecting the application of the technology. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end.

You must have Flash Player Version 7 or higher to view some parts of this course. We also recommend you view this course in Internet Explorer.

Renewable Sources of Energy: Wind Power

Three Hours

By emphasizing the economic and environmental benefits of wind power to both the consumer and distributor of electricity, this 3-hour interactive online course answers the question, 'Why are consumers and utilities choosing wind power as a Renewable Source of Energy?'  This course explains what wind energy is and how it is converted to electricity through the mechanics of wind turbines.

In its examination of the economics of wind power, it addresses such issues as Net Metering and Interconnection Requirements as they pertain to small-scale wind turbines, and the Renewable Portfolio Standard, Renewable Energy Credits, and Green Power as they pertain to utility-scale wind turbines.

It also outlines recent developments in Wind Power in conjunction with the Wind Powering America Initiative.There will be a multiple-choice quiz at the end of this course.  You must have Flash Player Version 7 or higher to view some parts of this course. We also recommend you view this course in Internet Explorer.

Solar Electric Generation

Five Hours

Solar energy is an abundant and underutilized energy source in the West. Solar conditions are optimal in the Desert Southwest and, given the geographic and climatic conditions, potentially the best in the world. In addition, these areas of premium, excellent, and good solar resources are located near major metropolitan areas.  This 5-hour interactive online course discusses the different types of solar generating technologies and their potential for producing clean, renewable, affordable energy in the West.

Clean Energy: Recycled Energy Technologies

One Hour

The nation’s power system is facing a diverse and broad set of challenges. These range from restructuring and increased competitiveness in power production to the need for additional production and distribution capacity to meet demand growth, and demands for increased quality and reliability of power and power supply. In addition, there are growing concerns about emissions from fossil fuel powered generation units and generators are seeking methods to reduce the CO2 emission intensity of power generation.This 1-hour interactive online course examines 19 diverse, clean recycled energy technologies, with a focus on harnessing the energy in residual fuel from conventional fuel production, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  This course also examines the utilization of bio gas formed from the decomposition of organic matter on farms, landfills and waste water treatment plants.

Introduction to Photovoltaics

Two Hours

More than two decades of research and development by the U.S. Department of Energy, in partnership with industry, has taken Photovoltaics from a laboratory novelty to today''s growing U.S. industry, which grossed more than $350 million in 1995. The information in this two hour interactive online course was taken from DOE materials and is a brief introduction to the process of turning light energy into electricity. This course also includes the history of photovoltaics, as well as examples of PV systems in practical use. This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end of each section.  You must have Flash Player Version 7 or higher to view some parts of this course. We also recommend you view this course in Internet Explorer.

Fuel Cell Power Systems

Two Hours

This two hour interactive online course is a review of the current technology for using fuel cells to generate electricity. Fuel cells are a promising fuel source for many applications ranging from large generating plants, to small home power sources, to portable power sources. Fuel cells use hydrogen as the fuel source and they generate electricity in an environmentally clean, quiet, and safe manner. The course includes a multiple-choice quiz to test your understanding of the material.  You must have Flash Player Version 7 or higher to view some parts of this course. We also recommend you view this course in Internet Explorer.

For more information about our online learning opportunities and advancing your career, or to purchase this course package, please contact Judy Smith at 1-866-639-8727 x. 210 or email