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Wind and solar power

Modular programs covering fundamentals, installation, operation, maintenance, and servicing of solar and wind energy systems

Not long ago, many alternative energy sources, including wind and solar power, seemed an economically unattainable goal. Today, much of the world seems to be embracing these technologies, with wind farms and solar arrays becoming more and more prevalent. While new programs about wind power and other technologies are flourishing in colleges and universities worldwide, the need for hands-on training systems in this technology is acute. To answer this need, we are proud to lead the way in offering hands-on training programs in wind and solar power.

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Stand-alone, hands-on training systems with real-world, industry components

Our solar and wind energy training systems integrate high-quality components currently used in residential, commercial, and industrial applications, and include everything required to operate as stand-alone, hands-on systems.

Easy and safe to use, the training systems are rugged and durable, and manufactured to the highest quality standards. Comprehensive curriculum consisting of fully illustrated student manuals and instructor guides is also included, which additionally covers important troubleshooting and safety topics.

Featured training systems:

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Solar/Wind Energy Training System

  • Complete hybrid-energy training system
  • Explores sunlight and wind as energy sources
  • Wind turbines and solar cell usage in the consumer and industrial markets
  • History, fundamentals, installation, operation, maintenance, and servicing of solar energy and wind energy systems
  • Complete perspective of the field, covering
    economics, efficiency, and low environmental impact of producing energy from non-polluting, renewable sources

Download the data sheet here.

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EDS® Solar Thermal Training System

  • Complete solar hot-water heating system
  • Basic principles of thermal energy and its collection, storage, and supply
  • Realistic heating systems, such as radiant floor heaters, passive and active solar water heaters, space heaters, and hot water heat exchangers
  • Includes small-scale hot water supply, radiator, and hydronic floor heating system
  • System can be configured to exchange and store thermal energy
  • Permits experimentation with open- and closed-loop heating systems

Download the data sheet here.

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EDS® Nacelle - Wind Power Generation Training System

  • Complete scaled-down version of commercial wind turbine nacelle
  • Space-efficient and affordable
  • Hands-on training for real-world operation and maintenance situations
  • Prepares learners with the skills and training for jobs as wind turbine technicians
  • Complete drive train that includes the main shaft, a gearbox with a transparent side cover, speed sensors, a hydraulic brake, and an asynchronous generator
  • Fully-operational yaw system features a 61 cm (24 in) slewing bearing, a gear motor, a drive, a position sensor, and fail-safe hydraulic brakes
  • Manual hydraulic pump and an accumulator, as found in real-world wind turbines
  • A PLC controls the different functions of the nacelle and is located in a transparent electrical enclosure, with all the other electrical components

Download the data sheet here.

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Pitch Hub Training Systems (Electrical or Hydraulic)

  • Hands-on training for real-world operation and maintenance situations
  • Prepares learners with the skills and training for jobs as wind turbine technicians
  • Allows interconnection with the EDS® Nacelle Training System
  • Features all the components typically found in the hub of a commercial wind turbine, as well as a representation of the wind turbine blade
  • Addresses blade pitch control and emergency back-up systems using the appropriate technologies typical to the respective electrical or hydraulic pitch control systems
  • A Siemens PLC controls the different functions of the hubs and is located in a transparent electrical enclosure, with all the other electrical components

Download the data sheet here.