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Presenter: Clay Sterling

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Seminar Location: Online

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Agenda:

Part 1: Small Wind Energy System Components
Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT

Terms and Wind History

   Terms and definitions
   A short history of wind
   Things you will see on the street
   Direct drive/gear box
   Low speed/high speed
   Variable speed/constant speed
   Up wind/down wind
   Horizontal/vertical/rooftop


Collectors and Alternators

   Drag devices
   Radial alternators
   Speed control
   Lift devices
   Axial alternators


Towers

   Tower types
   Guide lattice
   FAA Requirements
   Freestanding
   Tilt up tower



Part 2: Small Wind Energy Siting and Sizing
Friday, August 28, 2020 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT

Size Categories/System Sizing

   Cabin size
   Home size
   Small commercial/farm size
   System sizing


The Wind Resource

   Wind quantity
   Wind quality
   Siting


System Types

Utility intertied
Multimodal (utility intertied with batteries)
Stand alone
Hybrid
The good and bad



Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.


Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.


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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     4.0 PDHs

Architects
     4.0 HSW CE Hours
     4.0 AIA LU|HSW


Continuing Education Credit Information

Each webinar offers 4.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 4.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (S-0130), and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved each webinar for 4.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).

Speakers:

Clay Sterling

Mr. Sterling is an associate professor of Renewable Energy Technology at Kankakee Community College and is an IREC Certified PV and Small Wind Instructor. In the recent past, he instructed both solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind courses at the Midwest Renewable Energy Association for over 15 years. He has a construction background gained from working in his family’s plumbing shop, and he has worked nine years as a commercial electrician on large construction projects. In 2009, Wisconsin’s K-12 Energy Education Program named him the Non-Formal Energy Educator of the Year. He also received the “Clean Energy Trainer of the Year” award in 2013 from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC).

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $199.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $199.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $149.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Small Wind Energy System Components

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the technology and equipment found in small wind energy systems, which is essential information for understanding what is involved when considering these systems for building projects.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to differentiate and evaluate options for horizontal, vertical, and rooftop small wind energy systems.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify and differentiate small wind energy system towers and reference/comply with FAA requirements for their installation.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify and describe options for system drag and lift devises, alternators, and speed control.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss design system options and considerations for up wind towers and down wind towers along with options for variable speed turbines and constant speed turbines.

LUs: 2.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSW

Prerequisites: Familiarity with alternative/non-fossil fuel energy options for homes and small commercial sites

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 06/10/2023

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.

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Course Title: Small Wind Energy Siting and Sizing

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the evaluation of wind quality and quality on potential wind energy sites, sizing systems for home, cabin and small commercial/farm applications, and the selection of system types.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to take into consideration the purpose of the structure for which wind energy systems are being sited and sized, including cabins, primary residences, and small commercial/farms.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain why wind quality and wind quantity are essential considerations when siting and sizing small wind energy systems.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain the advantages and disadvantages of opting for utility inter-tied small wind energy systems.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explain the advantages and disadvantages of stand alone small wind energy systems that are not tied to utilities.

LUs: 2.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSW

Prerequisites: Familiarity with alternative energy systems

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 06/10/2023

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.