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FUNDAMENTALS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY: Technologies, Applications, Strategies (prep: REP Certification)

FUNDAMENTALS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY: Technologies, Applications, Strategies (prep: REP Certification)
Category: Seminars

Price: $1,650.00
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AEE Members receive $100 discount on this seminar. Use discount code "SEM100" during checkout. To become an AEE member Click Here.

For information on team discounts, or to register your team for this seminar, CLICK HERE.

Note: Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the REP exam. To complete the certification application process ($300 fee) and qualify to sit for the exam, or for more information on REP certification, CLICK HERE.



Video Introduction

Recommended Professional Reference Books for REP Candidates

Presented in cooperation with

ACORE is a Washington, DC-based non-profit organization with members representing every aspect and sector of the renewable energy industries and their trade associations, including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and biofuels, hydropower tidal/current energy and waste energy. CLICK HERE for more information about ACORE and about registration discounts available to ACORE members.

This program is a

U.S. Green Building Council
Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) Approved Training Course

USGBC's GBCI/CMP program facilitates access to high quality professional development courses to further enrich the knowledge and understanding of green building theory, techniques, and trends for building professionals. Each course is reviewed by third-party-trained reviewers and meets the criteria and guidelines established by the USGBC Professional Development Committee. This course qualifies for GBCI's Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) for LEED® professionals.

The Association of Energy Engineers is a Corporate Member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and an approved EPP.

AIA Learning Units Eligible


This course has been approved by AIA for continuing education credits. The AIA requires that its registered architect members earn 18 Learning Unit (LU) hours of continuing education credit annually (eight hours of which must be related to Health, Safety, and Welfare topics and four of those eight in Sustainable Design) to remain in good standing. Architectural boards in 40 states, 10 Canadian Provinces, and 19 countries have implemented mandatory continuing education (MCE) for re-licensure.

The Association of Energy Engineers is an approved training provider within the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems (CES) Registered Provider program.

Dates, Locations and Hotel Information

Jun. 18-20 2018 | Seattle WA | Held in conjunction with EMC at the Washington State Convention Center. For recomended hotels and prefered rates please

Oct. 15-17 2018 | Charlotte NC | Held in conjunction with WEEC at the Charlotte Convention Center. For recomended hotels and prefered rates please visit

Seminar participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. A block of rooms offering special group rates has been reserved at the hotel where each course will take place. When you call the hotel, be sure to mention AEE, the name of the seminar and any applicable discount code.


This 3-day program is designed to provide the specific training needed by professionals preparing to sit for AEE’s Renewable Energy Professional (REP) certification exam.

The program provides an in-depth overview of alternative energy sources, application technologies, renewable energy project goal setting and implementation strategies. Topics include wind power systems, solar thermal heating and photovoltaic generation, geothermal heating and electrical production, bio-fuels, waste-to- energy systems, energy storage, fuel cells, and hydroelectric power. Financing options and incentives are also considered.

For those wishing to qualify for the REP certification, the REP examination will be administered on the morning of the day following the seminar to pre-qualified applicants.

Please Note: In order to qualify to sit for the REP exam, you must submit your completed REP application, along with a $300 application fee. For information on obtaining your REP application form, or for further information on the REP program, visit


Introduction to Alternative Energy

Environmental Impacts - a Driver for Using Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy and Carbon Reduction

Solar Energy
• Hot water heating (domestic hot water and pool heating)
• Solar heating and air conditioning
• Solar electric generation
• Case studies

Wind Energy
• Design considerations such as intermittency and penetration limits
• Small scale wind turbine generation (WTG) systems
• Onshore wind energy technologies
• Offshore wind farms
• Economics and feasibility
• Case studies of wind power projects

• Large hydro systems
• Mini-turbine technologies
• Ocean generation systems
• River and stream current generation
• Case examples

Geothermal Energy
• Types of geothermal energy resources and development approaches
• Electrical generation
• Earth tubes applications for low temperature heating and dehumidification
• Geothermal heat pump applications
• Case examples

Waste-to-Energy Systems
• Wastes as an energy source
• Differences between thermal and non-thermal technologies
• Biological mechanical treatment (BMT)
• Biomass energy
• Waste fuels and their uses
• Landfill gas and gas turbines
• Plasma-arc gasification processes (PGP)
• Case studies of waste-to-energy plants

Fuel Cells - An Example of Hydrogen Applications
• How fuel cells work
• Fuel cell designs (proton exchange, oxygen-ion, proton- membrane)
• Differences between low, intermediate and high temperature systems
• Applications of fuel cell technologies

Hybrid Alternative Energy Systems
• Combining alternative energy components
• Uses for hybrid energy systems
• Solar and wind power combinations
• Pumped-storage, wind generated hydroelectricity
• Applications for hybrid systems

Creative Energy Storage Applications

Alternative Energy Strategies for Buildings
• Using alternative energy for green construction
• Site solutions to optimize alternative energy potential
• LEED and Energy Star buildings
• Integrating multiple alternative energy technologies in buildings
• Demand-side conservation approaches
• Net zero energy and net-positive energy construction
• Carbon neutral construction
• Case studies

Transportation Systems

Governmental Alternative Energy Programs

Financial Approaches and Incentives for Alternative Energy

The Future of Alternative Energy


STEPHEN A. ROOSA, Ph.D., an internationally recognized expert in energy management and urban sustainability, brings to this program over 30 years' experience in commercial energy management and performance contracting. Dr. Roosa is a C.S.D.P., C.E.M., C.I.A.Q.P., C.M.V.P., B.E.P., Certified Energy Monitoring and Control System Designer, Certified Demand Side Management Specialist, and a LEED Accredited Professional. He holds a Ph.D. in Planning and Urban Development.

FRED HAUBER is an electrical engineer, lighting system designer and solar integrator with over 35 years field experience. He has served as a facilities manager for several large corporations and is intimately familiar with sustainable operation and maintenance of large facilities. He has lectured and written widely in the areas of sustainability techniques for commercial facilities and solar electric systems design and installation. He is a Certified Lighting Management Consultant, C.L.E.P, Certified Solar System Designer, and Certified Solar Installer.



Note: Fees shown are for seminar only and apply to continental U.S. courses listed above only. Application for an AEE certification and exam requires a separate fee. Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the associated AEE exam. Are you registering multiple attendees? You may be eligible for Team Discounts up to $100 per attendee (US only) **How to qualify for team discounts.


Note: Below are standard seminar hours. Please refer to your registration confirmation letter to confirm actual seminar hours for the program for which you have registered.

and Onsite Registration Day 1: 8:15 am
Seminar Hours Day 1: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Seminar Hours Day 2: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Seminar Hours Day 3: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Exam on Day Following Seminar:
    8:00 am / exam check-in
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm / exam
(separate pre-application required to sit for exam)




For assistance or questions pertaining to your seminar registration, please contact the registrar directly during the hours of 10:00 am -5:00 pm (eastern time U.S.) at (770) 925-9633, or email at