Alternative Energy Trainer


Recommended Skill Levels: High School, Industry, Technical College, University

Learning Topics: Alternative/Green Energy, Solar, Wind

Product Types: eLearning, Training Equipment

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The Alternative Energy Trainer (850-AEC) from Amatrol prepares learners for solar and small wind certifications offered by certifying groups like NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy {practitioners), SWWC (Small Wind Certification Council), and ETA (Electronics Technicians Association).  Complete with cutting-edge solar PV and small wind components this workstation has different configurations tailer specifically to small wind or solar studies. The wind turbine and solar panels on this trainer allow for flexible outdoor utilization enabling the exploration of grid-tie and data acquisitions concepts.

Learning Outcomes

With Amatrol’s Alternative Energy Trainer individuals will learn:

  • Safety
  • Solar Panel Operation
  • Solar Panel Performance
  • PV Array Connection
  • Wind Turbine Operation
  • Wind Turbine Performance
  • Wind Turbine Connection
  • Solar/Wind Batteries
  • Charge Controllers
  • Inverters
  • Balance of System Components
  • AC/DC Solar Systems
  • AC/DC Wind Systems
  • Energy Conservation and Demand
  • System Performance

Alternative Energy Trainer Product Details

Each Alternative Energy Trainer workstation includes:

  • Mobile Technology Workstation
  • Component Panel Set
  • Wind Turbine
  • Wind Turbine Simulator
  • PV Array Connector
  • Instrumentation Set
  • Component Set
  • DC and AC Load Set
  • Regular Banana Lead Set
  • Multimedia Curriculum
  • Instructors Guide
  • Installation Guide
  • Student Reference Guide

This unit requires:

  • Solar PV Array station (85-SPA1) or customer supplied equivalent input power range: minimum 43 W, maximun 200 W
  • Solar PV Sun Simulator (85-SPS1)
  • Computer
  • 120 VAC / 60Hz / 1Ph power source

For complete functionality, this strainer requires a customer supplied utility grid interface.


eLearning: All Amatrol training systems have interactive, multimedia eLearning courses and modules tied to these learning concepts. This curriculum utilizes text with voiceovers, pictures, videos, stunning 3D animations, interactive quizzes and knowledge checks, pre- and post-quizzes and more. Through partnerships with key industry leaders and leading educators, Amatrol developed the right balance of knowledge to train learners to work in their chosen field.

Student Reference Guides: A sample copy of the Student Reference Guide is included with the learning system. Sourced from the curriculum, the Student Reference Guide takes the entire series’ technical content contained in the learning objectives and combines them into one perfectly-bound book. You may also purchase as many additional SRGs as you need.

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