Course Details - Solar Electric Generation: Technologies



Overview

Item #: RV-10005a
Title: Solar Electric Generation: Technologies
Provider: RedVector.com, Inc.
Author: David Chitester
Author P.E. David Chitester
David Chitester is a licensed P.E. in Michigan and Florida has over 35 years of experience. He graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1974. He also has an M.B.A that he received from Northern Michigan University in 1978. 
 
David Chitester began his career with Bechtel Power and Blount Brothers where he gained field construction experience on projects ranging from $150 million to $500 million. For more than 30 years, he has provided services essential to a balanced mix of public and private sector clients. Mr. Chitester's expertise has been applied to multi-million dollar hotels and resorts, industrial process plants, power generating facilities, office and commercial buildings. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and his background includes a number of years on active construction sites.

David Chitester is a professional trainer and founder of RedVector.com Inc. and Chitester Management Systems. He has authored numerous online courses and taught live classes on ethics, laws and rules, building codes and the ADA. His courses have been approved by numerous state boards and private organizations including the: AIA, USGBC, FBPE, AICP, FCILB, ECLB, Florida Building Commission and many others. 

Price: 134.75
Credit Hrs: 5.00
Level: 1 - Fundamental
Rating: (3337 Reviews)
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Description

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.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, you will have a better understanding of:

  • Discuss solar generating technologies, such as Photovoltaic electric power and Thermal solar power
  • Describe the benefits of using solar power, including its abundance and mild environmental impact
  • Explain solar power energy policies, including renewable portfolio standards (RPS), green energy programs, and tax incentives
  • Discuss energy resource options, such as fossil fuels and other renewables, and gain understanding about the generating capactity these resources could provide, their depletion rates, and possible environmental impact

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