Green Energy Technology
Environmental technology, green technology or clean technology is the application of one or more of environmental science, green chemistry, environmental monitoring and electronic devices to monitor, model and conserve the natural environment and resources, and to curb the negative impacts of human involvement.
Why is Green Technology Training Important?
Let’s face it — the world we enjoy is changing every day. With threats of Global Warming and Green House Effects, creators of new technology are being pushed to come up with innovative ideas that do not damage the earth, or other natural resources. If done properly, these changes could potentially slow down Global Warming, do less harm to people, and drastically improve the health of our planet. The best way to continue this positive growth is through increased Green Technology training.
Build Knowledge on Eco-Friendly Principles and Technology
A great place to start in understanding the importance of Solar and Wind technology, Amatrol offers interactive multimedia courses in Wind and Solar Concepts that provide learners with an understanding of how we can harness these vast energy sources. Some of the topics that learner will explore include how to read a map showing wind patterns and how to properly position a solar panel for optimum radiation collection throughout the entire year.
Green Technology Training Designed to Teach Hands-On, Job-Ready Skills
Amatrol’s Solar and Wind hardware simulators, supported by interactive multimedia, provide the opportunity to gain industry-vetted skills in the classroom.
Solar and Wind Technicians require specialized training to ensure that installed systems operation to their optimal levels. While these systems are similar to others that include electrical and fluid components, their installation, set up, maintenance, and troubleshooting procedures are unique and proper training is essential.
Gaining the knowledge and skills provided in these learning systems are a portion of Amatrol’s overall Green Energy Technology program that places the learner on the path to acquiring certifications related to green technologies.
Alternative Energy Learning Systems
Alternative Energy Learning System – Wind and Solar (850-AEC): Teaches students key skills needed for job success in small wind alternative energy and solar energy. Students will receive hands-on alternative energy training and skills they can use on the job. Also available using Sheathed Banana Leads (850-AECSL)
Alternative Energy Learning System – Solar (850-AES): Teaches aspiring solar technicians the knowledge and skills they need to prepare for portions of the solar certifications offered by such certifying groups as NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) and ETA (Electronics Technicians Association). Also available using Sheathed Banana Leads (850-AESSL)
Alternative Energy Add-Ons
Grid-Tie Learning System – Solar (85-GT1): An expansion system that can greatly expand the capability of the 850-Alternative Energy Learning Systems (850-AEC or 850-AES), it features real-world components that are commonly found in commercial and residential environments to help make learners job-ready and prepares them for certifications. Also available using Sheathed Banana Leads (85-GT1SL)
Solar PV Array Station (85-SPA1): Can be added onto the Alternative Energy Learning System – Wind and Solar (850-AEC), or Alternative Energy Learning System – Solar (850-AES). This system includes a mobile frame with adjustable angle, solar panels, and an interface cable.
Solar PV Sun Simulator – Alternative Energy (85-SPS1): Can be added onto the Alternative Energy Learning System – Wind and Solar (850-AEC), or Alternative Energy Learning System – Solar (850-AES). The Solar PV Sun Simulator training system includes a sun simulator light set, power cable and on/off switch, and mounting system.
Solar PV Learning Systems
Solar PV Installation Learning System (950-SPF1): Teaches students the installation and commissioning of grid interactive and stand-alone photovoltaic systems for commercial and residential applications. It also supports the learning necessary to prepare for portions of NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) certification and helps to prepare students for successful employment in the solar photovoltaic industry field.
Solar PV Troubleshooting Learning Systems (950-SPT1): Allows students to develop the specialized skills and knowledge needed for working with the common types of PV systems. The 950-SPT1 teaches students connection, operation, programming, and troubleshooting of AC/DC and grid-connected systems. Also available using Sheathed Banana Leads (950-SPT1SL)
Solar Thermal Learning Systems
Solar Thermal Troubleshooting – Closed-Loop Learning System (950-STCL1): Allows learners to develop the specialized skills and knowledge needed for working with the two common types of thermal closed-loop systems: drainback and pressurized. Solar Thermal Troubleshooting teaches learners about connecting, operating, programming, and troubleshooting both drainback and pressurized systems. Also available using Sheathed Banana Leads (950-STCL1SL)
Solar Thermal Installation Learning System (950-STF1): Teaches students the installation and commissioning of closed loop and open loop solar thermal systems for commercial and residential applications. Students will learn how to install systems by selecting, preparing, mounting and connecting solar thermal components using copper tubing, PVC piping, and electrical wiring.
Solar Thermal Troubleshooting – Open-Loop Learning System (950-STOL1): Examines how to connect, operate, program, and troubleshoot open-loop solar thermal systems. The combination of in-depth, multimedia curriculum with real-world equipment gives learners hands-on experience with both drainback and pressurized open-loop solar thermal systems. Also available using Sheathed Banana Leads (950-STOL1SL)
Turbine Troubleshooting Learning Systems
Turbine Electric Hub Troubleshooting Learning System (950-TEH1): Teaches learners adaptive skills for wind turbine operation, adjustment, and troubleshooting in a wide variety of situations. Turbine Electric Hub Troubleshooting training system allows learners to develop and practice component, subsystem, and system level skills.
Turbine Generator Control Troubleshooting Learning System (950-TGC1): Allows learners to gain adaptive skills for generator system operation, adjustment, and troubleshooting in a wide variety of situations. It helps learners to develop and practice both wind turbine component and system level skills and gives them the classroom instruction and hands-on experience that they need to succeed in this emerging and growing field.
Turbine Nacelle Troubleshooting Learning System (950-TNC1): Teaches learners the unique skills required to operate, adjust, troubleshoot, and maintain wind turbine nacelle systems. The system replicates a fully-functional, utility-scale nacelle, allowing learners to develop and practice component-, subsystem-, and system-level skills.
Solar Concepts Learning System (950-SC1): Introduces learners to a broad range of basic concepts in solar energy and technology. Photovoltaic and thermal solar systems are introduced to students. They learn how to translate location, sun, and technology into practical applications. The Solar Concepts training acts as a foundation for students in solar technology.
Wind Concepts Learning System (950-WC1): Introduces learners to a broad range of basic concepts in wind energy technology. Learners study how wind power systems work and what it takes to generate electrical power with wind. Wind Concepts training acts as a foundation for learners enrolled in wind-specific as well as general renewable energy programs.
Marcraft Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
Green Technology Programs
Over 5 million new jobs will be created in the near term for over 200 job categories from technicians, installers, engineers, and scientists to urban planners and system designers. Check out the Career Path Map to the right.
The Marcraft Green Technology program provides a multifaceted training solution for green technology careers.
Choose the comprehensive Renewable Energy / Energy Efficiency (RE & EE) Program; focus on one or more specific green technology certifications; or learn in-depth about other green technologies.
Introductory Green Technology Programs
Advanced Green Technology Programs
In the Marcraft RE & EE Program, students also have the option to prepare for individual industry-level certifications in Solar PV, Wind Power and Energy Auditing, as well one of the Alternative Energy Integrator Exams.
Using current industry theory and hands-on practices, the Marcraft RE & EE Program includes:
• Hands-on training panels for 7 individual technologies, which includes Solar PV, Wind Power, Fuel Cells, Environmental Monitoring, Hydro Power, Biofuels, Smart Grid and Energy Auditing.
• Fully illustrated student text written by green industry luminary Jay Warmke.
• Fully illustrated lab guide featuring guided hands-on procedures as well as open research and design activities.
Supervisory Controls and Data Acquisition Applications
Adding SCADA to many of the advanced level Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency panels allows users to control and monitor the panel from a remote computer. Linked to the SCADA-Pro by USB, multiple sensors can provide instant data to the software.
The SCADA-Pro is also adaptable to other systems with the right sensors. Explore SCADA functionality!