07-1102 Wind and Solar Energy
The 07-1102 Wind and Solar Energy Module combines
the alternate power source modules from both the 07-1302
and the 07-1202 to form a Hybrid Energy Source. This
program demonstrates how wind turbines and solar cells
are beginning to transform the way the world is powered.
In the Wind and Solar Energy module, students learn
about today’s two major forms of alternative energy and
how technology is used to convert and transmit this
energy. They explore solar and wind as an energy
source that can be used to help reduce dependence on
exhaustible, non-renewable fuel sources. Students will
gain a global perspective when they understand the
economics, efficiency, and low environmental impact of
producing energy from non-polluting, renewable sources.
The Alternate Energy module includes everything
required to function as a “turn-key” learning station;
lesson plan, student guide, DVD video, training station
with fault insertion and energy producing equipment. The
module provides student instruction, in teams of two, for
up to 35 hours.
The Lesson Plan includes an Instructor’s Guide which
provides instructions for installing, setting up, and
implementing the module. It also includes learning
outcomes, testing and evaluation procedures, answer
keys, student skills response, inventory list and print CD. A power point
The Student Activity manual guides students through 13
multi-disciplinary activities using the tools, and
equipment included with the module package. It also
contains optional enrichment and career exploration
activities, daily activity response sheets and activity
Progressive Educational systems Green Ed Data Acquisition is computer monitoring system that records the voltages and currents for the wind turbine, battery and inverter. GEM-DA is a versatile, powerful and yet cost effective data logger handling analog, digital and other types of variables with high resolution and speed. It is a high performance and high connectivity equipment and yet easy to configure and operate. An HMI or software makes it easy to view your data.Standard optional senors for wind speed, direction, temperature, humidity are available. Complete with software.
Upon the completion of the Wind and Solar Energy Student Activity Manual, students should be able to:
- Pre-Test/Introduction/ Safety Precautions
- Renewable Energy Basics
- Solar Energy
- Wind Energy
- Solar Siting
- Wind Siting
- Storage Devices and Monitoring
- Voltage Regulation and Monitoring
- Energy Conversion and Distribution
- System Design
- System Troubleshooting
- Energy Conservation
- Post-test and Wrap up
- History Research
- Careers in Renewable Energy
- Design your own Hybrid System
- Internet Research
- Problem Scenario Build your own wind turbine!
Note: The Renewable Energy training systems are usually
permanently installed. It is recommended that a licensed
Renewable Energy Technician install this system.
There are many methods of mounting the solar panel(s) used in
the Progressive Educational Systems solar training systems.
These include outside on ground, roof and pedestal as well as
tracking systems. Inside mounting is also available. For further
information on mounting options please contact your Progressive representative.