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eERL: electronic Environmental and Energy Resources Library

The electronic Environmental and Energy Resources Library's (eERL) mission is to "be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students." The resources in this collection can be accessed through a search box on this page, or through the link to the eERL website. Resources are free to use and the collection...
Learning About Renewable Energy: Photovoltaics

This website provided by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory provides information on the National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV). The website briefly describes research conducted by the NCPV and provides information on the Center's areas of focus.
Solar Energy Technology Programs: Photovoltaic

This web site provided by the Department of energy includes information on the SunShot Initiative's support of research and development of photovoltaic (PV) technologies. These technologies are intended to "improve efficiency and reliability and to lower manufacturing costs in order to drive down the cost of solar electricity." The site includes a short video describing SunShot Solar PV, links to...
Learning About Renewable Energy

This National Renewable Energy Laboratory website provides information about renewable energy. Topics include solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, hydrogen, and advanced vehicles and fuels.
Record-breaking Detector May Aid Nuclear Inspections

This article published on March 14, 2006, tells about the record-breaking detector that may aid in nuclear inspections. Scientists at the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have designed and demonstrated the world's most accurate gamma ray detector, which is expected to be useful eventually in verifying inventories of nuclear materials and detecting...
How I Home-Built an Electricity Producing Wind Turbine

This website includes step-by-step instructions on how to build a wind turbine with parts users may purchase at harware stores. The website includes photographs and text which illustrate how to build the wind turbine.
Solar Battery and Charge Controller

Description: This lesson, provided by Madison Area Technical College, is an activity that provides an introduction to deep cycle batteries and charge controllers. During the activity students will: Predict, measure, and explain electric potential (volts) and current (amps) in a variety of dynamic settings. Understand the function of the charge controller in governing current flow in a...

Making A Mark in Engineering and Energy Technologies

The ATETV project delivers web-based videos to connect students to careers in advanced technology. In this episode of ATETV, electrical engineering, emerging energy technologies and fuel cell technologies are discussed. Such ATE technical programs, available at community colleges, offer students a strong technical skill set and hands-on experience. Skilled technicians are in demand in...
Creating a Safe, Secure Future

The ATETV project delivers web-based videos to connect students to careers in advanced technology. In this episode of ATETV, water treatment technology, information technology security and fuel cell technologies are discussed. These are all technologies that safeguard people’s lives- from drinking water to computer information to energy systems. Community colleges allow students to gain an...
Wind Energy Technology

Teachers' Domain presents this video as part of a series on advanced technological education. This video explains a wind energy technology program at a community college, including reasons why some students chose the program. Program coursework is described, which includes a blend of hands-on labs, lectures, and computer classes. Individuals working in the field must be comfortable with technical...
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