RedVector RV-10309AW

Commercial Solar Power Systems

Commercial Solar Power Systems

2 hrs. Online Course

Level: Intermediate

Item#: RV-10309AW

SME: Rumanda Young, Ph.D.

Average Rating

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Fossil fuels won’t last forever and using them often pollutes our world. Solar energy is renewable; it’s clean; it’s free. You can lead the way to a future where solar energy power systems provide electricity in clean, efficient ways.
 
In this webcast we will give you some history of solar, current ways solar energy is being used and the creative possibilities for how solar can end our dependency on non-renewable energy resources.
Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the fundamentals of solar energy including the history and current state of the solar industry
  • Explain the difference between solar energy and solar thermal technologies
  • Describe the limitations and benefits of solar energy
  • List both current and emerging solar and solar thermal technologies
  • Discuss the importance of site selection, placement, and selection of solar systems
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Rumanda Young, Ph.D.
Rumanda Young, Ph.D. Photo
Dr. Young is a Registered Landscape Architect (RLA) in the state of Texas and a Certified Planner (AICP).  She holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture (BLA) from the University of Arkansas, a master’s degree in city and regional planning (MCRP) with environmental planning emphasis from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Ph.D. in urban planning and public policy. Dr. Young also spent time abroad in Cheltenham, England at the University of Gloucestershire focusing on sustainable development practices, environmental planning, and resource management.
Dr. Young has eight years of private practice experience, six of which working with the firm Carter & Burgess, Inc. She was involved in a variety of work including a wide range of park and recreational planning and design projects. Landscape Architectural experience ranges from preparation of detail site design plans, inventory and analysis documents, park, recreation and open space master plans, city-wide comprehensive plans, interpretive prospectus documents, construction document preparation, and preparation of grant applications and rezoning applications for cities throughout Texas, Louisiana, North Carolina and Oklahoma.

Dr. Young currently works as a Military Master Planner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the Planning, Environmental, and Regulatory Branch.  Dr. Young is involved in a variety of work including a wide range of military planning, programming, and design projects. Project Management experience ranges from installation design guides to campus master plans. Projects also focus on the impacts of development on human health and the environment, and improvements through better siting, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of military projects.

Dr. Young is also an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, School of Architecture.  She teaches master’s level landscape architecture design studio course(s).

 

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Course Reviews (15)
I learned a lot not only about current technology but also the history of solar
By on Jun, 07, 2021
I learned a lot not only about current technology but also the history of solar.
very informative
By on Aug, 27, 2021
very informative
Great information
By on Oct, 22, 2021
Great information
The course was very informative
By (Engineer) on Dec, 05, 2021
The course was very informative. The only problem was that some of the checkpoints had errors and were not available.
For someone who knew little to nothing about solar, I now feel like I have a better understanding of solar technology as a whole and how one day given the opportunity, i can use my knowledge to make an environmental impact
By on Dec, 08, 2021
For someone who knew little to nothing about solar, I now feel like I have a better understanding of solar technology as a whole and how one day given the opportunity, i can use my knowledge to make an environmental impact
good course, aalot of information
By (Engineer) on Jun, 25, 2021
good course, aalot of information
Great basics and history
By (Engineer) on Aug, 04, 2021
Great basics and history
Great overview of material
By (Engineer) on Sep, 20, 2021
Great overview of material. A couple of checkpoint questions had a font problem where the mark did not show for the questions.
some of the checkpoints did not function
By (Engineer) on Sep, 23, 2021
some of the checkpoints did not function. there was mention of "case study videos to follow", but none did.
most of the checkpoints created errors and were NOT useable
By (Engineer) on Nov, 09, 2021
most of the checkpoints created errors and were NOT useable
the course was a great learning experience
By (Engineer) on Dec, 04, 2021
the course was a great learning experience. However the technology for presenting was frustrating. 3-4 of the checkpoint questions did not work and the instructions for accessing the final exam were not accurate
Great, would have like to seen an update since this is so old
By (Engineer) on Aug, 11, 2021
Great, would have like to seen an update since this is so old.
Very high level, not very detailed on the science of how solar work and improvements being made
By on Aug, 17, 2021
Very high level, not very detailed on the science of how solar work and improvements being made. Also an older course that could be updated with new solar technology.
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By (Engineer) on Nov, 05, 2021
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I think there should be less focus on the history and there should not be exam questions on the history of solar
By (Professional Organization) on Sep, 14, 2021
I think there should be less focus on the history and there should not be exam questions on the history of solar. I think the focus should be more on the equipment of a site, what they do, i.e. power controller, inverters, ems, etc.