07-1202 Solar Energy Module
The 07-1202 Solar Energy Module program demonstrates
how solar cells are beginning to transform the way the world is
In the 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 nonpolluting,
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 20
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.
The Student Activity manual guides students through 10
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 notes.
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 Solar Energy Student Activity Manual, students should be able to:
- Describe the various alternate energy solutions.
- Understand the hazards associated with the solar energy
- Explain the pros and cons of solar energy.
- Describe the basic history of solar alternate energy.
- Test solar cells to determine their voltage and current
- Explain how a photovoltaic cell works.
- Use digital volt and ammeters to monitor system activities.
- Explain the difference between batteries connected in
series, parallel and series-parallel.
- Explain the effects on voltage and current output when the
system is loaded.
- Understand the procedures necessary to properly site a
- Draw a graph showing a solar cell's power curves.
- Discuss the effects of circuit loading on solar cells.
- Explain the purpose of a voltage regulator.
- Apply math to calculate Power in watts produced by the wind
turbine and photovoltaic cells.
- Use a computer interfaced system to monitor the input
voltage and current.
- Explain how the energy produced is converted into energy
- Use basic 5 step troubleshooting techniques to solve system
- Describe some of the employment opportunities involving
- Identify various methods of storage devices.
- Explain how a deep cycle battery operates.
- Use the internet to explore the various types of renewable
- Solve a problem based on information accumulated to date.
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 wind turbine used in
the Progressive Educational Systems solar training systems.
These include outside on ground, roof and pole with or without tracking. Inside mounting is also available. For further
information on mounting options please contact your Progressive representative.