SOLAR PANEL KIT TRAINER
The solar energy module will teach students about one of todays major forms of alternative energy and how technology is used to convert and transmit this energy. Student will explore solar as an energy source that can be used to help reduce dependence on exhaustible, non-renewable fuel sources. Student will gain a global perspective as they learn the economics, efficiency and low environmental impact of producing energy from non-polluting, renewable sources.
The alternate energy curriculum and hardware shall include 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.
Student activity manual must provide a minimum of 15 multi-disciplinary activities with a minimum of 5 enrichment activities. The wind energy curriculum must include alternate power sources, renewable energy DVD, instructor guide, and instructor print CD.
Curriculum must be provide in print and/or multimedia must provide the same course structure. Multimedia to be installed on a single seat entire classroom or hosted on the schools site and tracked through an open source LMS like Moodle or blackboard. Curriculum shall be authored in a SCROM authoring tool.
Student outcomes shall be:
1. Describe the various alternate energy solution,.
2. Understand the hazard associated with the wind energy module.
3. Explain the prose and con of wind energy.
4. Describe the basic history of wind alternate energy.
5. Explain how a wind turbine works
6. Test wind generator to determine their voltage and current output
7. Use analog volt and ammeter to monitor system activities
8. Explain the difference between batteries connected in series, parallel and series-parallel.
9. Explain the effect on voltage and current output when the system is loaded
10. Draw a graph showing a wind generator power curves.
9. Discuss the effects off circuit loading on wind generator.
10. Explain the purpose of a voltage regulator
11. Understand the procedures necessary to properly site a wind turbine.
12. Apply math to calculate power in watts produced by the wind turbine.
13. Use a computer interfaced system to monitor the Input voltage and current.
14. Explain how the energy produced is converted Into energy we use.
15. Use basic 5 step troubleshooting techniques to solve system faults.
16. Design bask hybrid renewable energy system
17. Describe some of the employment opportunities involving alternate energy
18. Identify various methods of storage device
19. Explain how a deep cycle battery operates
20. Use the internet to explore the various type of renewable energy
21. Solve a problem based on information accumulated to date.
1. Pre- Test/introduction/ Safety Precautions
2. Renewable Energy Basics
3. Solar Energy
4. Solar Siting
5. Storage Devices and Monitoring
6. Voltage Regulation and Monitoring
7. Energy Conversion and Distribution
8. System Design
9. System Troubleshooting
10. Post-test and Wrap up
11. History Research
12. Careers In Renewable Energy.
13. Design your own Hybrid System
14. Internet Research
15. Problem Scenario - Build your own wind turbine
Training System shall Include the following:
All components used on the Wind Energy Training System must be typical of commercial systems of this size.
1. Solar Panel : Minimum of 135W of power in solar simulator high efficiency polycrystalline line weather proof design: tempered glass and aluminium construction
2. Power inverter : Must be able to convert 12V DC battery power to 120V AC solid state control circuit provide a maximum 100W of power and 2000W of surge capacity
3. System monitoring
- Must provide 2 analog volt and ammeter switchable input system.
- Audible alarm warns of low battery voltage.
- Auto shutdown protects again overload, short-circuit, over heating and low and high battery condition
- A GreenEd system monitors the solar PV as well as inverter and battery must measure input voltage, current and wattage.
4. System protection : Sized to sult system; 50A main power breaker, 30A wind turbine breaker; appropriate fuse and component protection for each device
5. Solar charge controller : Able to prevent overcharging and discharging of batteries; 30A, 12V required for solar power systems; handle up to 30A current or 450W of solar power.
6. 12V renewable Energy Deep Cycle Battery : Must be a renewable energy deep cycle battery, 12V sealed deep cycle lead acid battery. Minimum of 100 ah at 100 hour rates.
7. Training Board : The main component panel must be made from powder coated steel with silk-screened labeling. 28”w x 25” h x 15”d. extruded aluminium 1” square legs for support. End caps and foot pads Junction box for wind and battery connections using 5 way binding post. Components mounted on the bade of the board must be connected to welded Stand-off screws to ensure a clean front panel. All electronic component on the rear of the board to be covered and protected by plexi glass to enable students clearly see all components and not a black box.
8. Load Device : A variable load device must be able to provide up to 160 watt maximum load to 40 watt stepped intervals. A compact fluorescent bulb must be included to demonstrate conservation, 4 light receptacles and 4 on/off toggle switch must control the amount of load. 8” x 10” x 2” powder coated and silk-screened, steel chassis with foot pads. Fused power receptacle and 6’ cord.
9. Fault Insertion : To Include four non destructive faults behind i1 key locked door to strengthen troubleshooting skills to component level In the troubleshooting exercise faults to be Inserted through relay contact devices to ensure a safe Introduction of the fault.
10. Solar mounting– in class solar panel station : mount inside. The solar training system that installed inside must includes single mobile platform for use when the solar panel are use indoor. Solar panel is powered by sun simulator inside the class.