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Renewable Energy Overview: A Free Course Limited Seats/Slots First Come First Serve

Learn about renewable energy overview, a live seminar on overview of renewable energy sources.
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Course Description:

This course caters to Engineers, Technicians, Facilities Managers, Energy Professionals, and others who are interested in an overview of renewable energy. The course highlights the four-pillar approach or perspective on the formulation of business entities’ energy vision and how renewable energy fits, within. Information in this short seminar sets the tone for a better comparison of non-renewable sources of energy with proven renewable energy alternatives. The importance of the most direct application of renewable sources to the final energy demand point is highlighted. This seminar focuses mostly on the more proven and mainstream renewable energy topics. Current footprint and relative cost differences between some of the major renewable energy systems are examined, briefly. Diagrams, schematics, and pictures illustrate the overview of renewable energy.

Learning Objectives - Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • See the role of renewable energy within the four-pillar energy vision.
  • Recognize renewable energy systems that leverage the direct application of renewable energy sources to the point of use, thus maximizing the efficiency and net benefit of renewable energy systems.
  • Understand technical strengths and weaknesses of major renewable energy technologies like hydroelectric, tidal, wave, wind, geothermal, solar heat, solar light, solar PV, solar
  • chimney, and biomass.
  • Follow progress on some of the major, more recent, notable renewable projects in the world.
  • Identify some of the more unbiased and reliable technical and commercial information sources in the renewable energy arena; thus, staying abreast of progress and current data in the renewable energy realm, beyond this seminar.


  • Energy Program Vision/Outlook.
  • A Few Renewable Energy Guidance Principles Concepts.
  • A Few Examples of Direct Applications of Renewable Energy Sources.
  • Introduction to Renewable Energy Technologies.
  • Renewable Energy’s Role and Place in the Energy Arena.
  • Hydroelectric Power.
  • Tidal and Wave Energy.
  • Wind Energy.
  • Geothermal Energy Technology.
  • Solar Energy and Lighting.
  • Solar Heating and HVAC.
  • Solar Heat Based Renewable Electrical Energy Technologies.
  • Photovoltaic Technology.
  • Major Solar Energy Projects.
  • Biomass Renewable Energy Technologies.
  • Renewable Energy Information Sources.

Why you shouldn’t miss this seminar:

Are you responsible for identifying the most suitable renewable energy alternative, for your operations or those of your clients, and you feel inadequately prepared to lead the effort, or perhaps you don’t know where to begin, and you would like a short overview of proven renewable energy alternatives? Then, this seminar is a must.

How often do you get a chance to attend a course or seminar presented by the author of books on the relevant subject matter - in person? In this seminar, you will have the opportunity to learn from Prof. Bobby Rauf, the author of the texts, titled:

  • Thermodynamics Made Simple for Energy Engineers.
  • Finance and Accounting for Energy Engineers.
  • Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineers.
  • Electrical Engineering Fundamentals.

- It's Free.

Who should take this live class?

  • Licensed PEs, Professional Engineers, and CEMs, Certified Energy Managers, who need to meet the license or certification renewal PDH (Professional Development Hour) or CEU (Continuing Education Unit) requirements.
  • Facility Managers, Plant Engineers, Engineering Managers, Energy Professionals, Architects, Project Managers, and other Executives who feel the need for an introduction to renewable energy alternatives.
  • Other professionals whose annual PLP, Performance and Learning Program, include energy engineering courses, training, or seminars.

List of Past and Current Clients:

  • Mr. Rauf of Sem-Train has provided training and/or consulting services to over 5000 engineers and non-engineers through some of the following organizations, over the last fifteen years.
  • Amazon, AWS.
  • Patrick Engineering.
  • BHP Billiton.
  • Saudi Aramco (Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).
  • US Bureau of Reclamation (Hoover Dam).
  • US Dept. of State (SemTrain, LLC, is SAM/CAGE approved for Federal Contracts).
  • CED.
  • Balfour Beatty.
  • Shaw Group.
  • McNeese University.
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
  • Texas AM; University,
  • Clemson University,
  • PPG Industries, Inc.,
  • PDHengineer,
  • PPI, Professional Publications.
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County,
  • EPIC (Canada).
  • Y-F Asia – Singapore.
  • Duke Energy

Sem-Train is an Approved sponsor of PDH (CPC and CEU) Engineering and Energy Courses:

With boards that require preapproval of engineering and energy continuing education course providers. Examples of such boards include the following:

  • North Carolina (NCBELS).
  • New York (NYSED).
  • Florida (FBPE).
  • Maryland.
  • New Jersey.

Instructor Bio:

  • Professor S. Bobby Rauf, P.E, C.E.M, MBA; Member, ASEE, American Society of Engineering Education and AEE, Association of Energy Engineers.
  • Professor Bobby Rauf is the President, Chief Consultant, and a Senior Instructor at Sem-Train, LLC. Bobby has over 25 years of experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate Engineering, Science, Math, Business Administration, and MBA courses, seminars, and workshops. Prof. Rauf is a registered (PE) Professional Engineer, in the States of North Carolina, Virginia, and Wyoming, and is a Certified Energy Manager and a Certified Ergonomist.
  • Prof. Rauf was inducted as a “Legend in Energy” by AEE, in 2014. He is a published author of multiple engineering and energy books, and professional development courses. He holds a patent in process controls technology.
  • Prof. Rauf develops and instructs PDH (Professional Development Hour) and, continuing education, engineering skill-building courses. He conducts these courses in form of webinars, lives on-site presentations, workshops, pre-recorded audio, and self-study texts.
  • Prof. Rauf’s last full-time engineering employment, in the corporate world, was at PPG Industries, Inc. where he served as a Senior Staff Engineer. He brings to this program more than 30 years of hands-on experience in a broad spectrum of areas within large industrial plant engineering and plant maintenance departments, including electrical,
  • controls, energy, and mechanical projects. Professor Rauf has served as Adjunct Professor at Gardner-Webb University since 1989, where he has instructed classes in both the B.A. and M.B.A. programs.

Professor Rauf’s publications include (Available through AEE, River Publishers,, and Barnes and Noble; Google: Bobby Rauf):

  • A textbook titled “Electrical Engineering Fundamentals.” Published in 2020, through Taylor Francis, for worldwide distribution.
  • A textbook titled “Thermodynamics Made Simple for Energy Engineers,” 2nd Edition by River Publishers, 2023 – Worldwide distribution.
  • A textbook titled “Finance and Accounting for Energy Engineers,” 2nd Edition by River Publishers, 2023 – Worldwide distribution.
  • A textbook titled “Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineering,” The 3rd Edition by River Publishers, 2021 – Worldwide distribution.

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Prof. S. Bobby Rauf, P.E., C.E.M., CMT, MBA
About Semtrain, LLC Semtrain was founded in 2010 but our instructors and authors have been developing and instructing courses for decades. We are based in Virginia Beach, VA, USA. Our seminars and courses are designed to meet the learning and certification renewal continuing education requirement needs of licensed professional engineers,...


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Language: English
Level: All levels
Skills: Professional Engineers, PDH, PDH Courses, Engineering, Renewable Energy, Energy, Free Courses, Engineering Courses, Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Geothermal Energy, Energy Storage, Photovoltaic PV Systems, Biomass Energy, Renewable Energy Strategy
Age groups: 18+ years

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