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February 2014

Solar Power - Technology and Design Seminar

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. A limited number of registrations will be accepted at the door.
Date: Monday, February 24, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM-5:00 PM: Solar Power - Technology and Design
Location: Accent Inns Burnaby 3777 Henning Drive Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5
Presenter: Dr. Mehrzad Tabatabaian, Ph.D., P.Eng. – BCIT, School of Energy (Program Head-Faculty Mechanical Engineering Department)
Credit: 7.5 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $395.00 + GST = $414.75 until Feb 10, 2014

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $495.00 + GST = $519.75

Non-Member Price: $495.00 + GST = $519.75

Student Member Price: $247.50 + GST = $259.88
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by February 10, 2014 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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Note: Participants are required to bring their own laptop computer or tablet to the workshop. ** Please contact 1.888.663.0298 and ask for the APEG rate or check us out online at www.accentinns.com. 10 minutes walk from Gilmore (Millenium Line) Skytrain Station. Free parking available.
Solar Power - Technology and Design Seminar. Technologies for converting solar energy to other useful forms of energy will be explained. The solar energy potential in BC and Canada and the future of this technology, with emphasis on Photovoltaic/PV, will be discussed. Solar irradiance and measurement techniques and relevant calculations for over-all system design will be given along with examples. Effects on CO2 emission reduction will be discussed. Participants will learn about solar energy system, components, potentials, and design.
Technologies for converting solar energy to other useful forms of energy will be explained. The solar energy potential in BC and Canada and the future of this technology, with emphasis on Photovoltaic/PV, will be discussed. Solar irradiance and measurement techniques and relevant calculations for over-all system design will be given along with examples. Effects on CO2 emission reduction will be discussed. Participants will learn about solar energy system, components, potentials, and design. 
 
Major topics may include following:
  • Solar power/energy-big picture
  • Physics of solar energy production
  • Introduction to solar power types, heat and electricity
  • PV cell, operation and materials
  • PV cell, module and array
  • I-V curve, max power curve, Isc and Voc
  • PV systems, MPPT and BOS
  • Stand-alone versus grid-tied systems
  • Economics and cost analysis methods
  • Modeling, concepts and simulation tools
 
What Previous Participants have said about this Seminar:
  • “A good course for someone seeking an introduction to the field of solar PV. Good instructor. Kept a good pace. Obviously knows his subject matter.”
  • “I found this course to be very engaging, informative and inspiring. Good job!”
  • “Very well presented.”
  • “Good overview – gave the background necessary to evaluate solar technology.”
 
Presenter
 
Dr. Mehrzad Tabatabaian, Ph.D., P.Eng. – BCIT, School of Energy (Program Head-Faculty Mechanical Engineering Department)
 
Dr. Mehrzad Tabatabaian is a Faculty Member- Instructor and Program Head- at the Mechanical Engineering Department, School of Energy at BCIT with several years of teaching experience. In addition to teaching courses in the fields of thermodynamics, energy systems management and modeling he also does research on renewable energy systems and modeling. Dr. Tabatabaian is also the School Research Committee Chair and actively involved in the energy-initiative activities. He has published several papers in various scientific journals and conferences, and also holds several patents in the energy field. Dr. Tabatabaian’s recent focus is on wind and solar power which has resulted in registered and pending patents.
 
Recently, Mehrzad volunteered to help establishing a new division at APEGBC, the Division for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (DEERE).
 
Mehrzad Tabatabaian got his BEng from Sharif University of Technology (1979) in Iran, graduated from McGill University (MEng 1986, PhD 1990) in Montreal, Canada. He has been an active academic, professor, and engineer in leading alternative energy, oil, and gas industries. Mehrzad has also a Leadership Certificate from the University of Alberta, the Green Building Technologies Certification, and holds an APEGBC P.Eng. license and is a member of ASME.


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