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NABCEP New Specialty Certifications Webinar

This webinar, provided by the Center for Renewable Energy Advanced Technological Education Resource Center (CREATE), was presented on April 27, 2018 by Shawn O'Brien, from the North American Board of Certified Enginery Practitioners (NABCEP). During this presentation O'Brien discusses the history of NABCEP, changes in the renewable energy industry, and NABCEP specialty certifications. The webinar...

Experimental Field Trial of Self-Cleaning Solar Photovoltaic Panels

This 17-page paper, published by the American Society for Engineering Education(ASEE), was presented at the 2018 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. The paper discusses a field trial of self-cleaning photovoltaic panels that took place at Madison Area Technical College. The study was a "joint effort between a local start-up company, SolarKleenTech, and Madison College," and was "conducted by...

http://www.createenergy.org/assets/walz-et-al-self-cleaning-...
Experimental Field Trial of Self-Cleaning Solar PV Panels Presentation

These presentation slides, made available by Madison Area Technical College, provide on overview of a field trial of a self-cleaning photovoltaic panel coating. Topics covered include field test methods, the science behind the coating, field test results, challenges observed, lessons learned, and more. Also included in the presentation is information about Madison Area Technical College's...

Impacts on Teaching Practices from a Solar Photovoltaic Institute Faculty Professional Development Program

This 14-page paper, published by the American Society for Engineering Education, was presented at the 2018 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. The paper discusses the Solar Photovoltaic Institute for STEM Educators and the impacts the Institute had on the teaching practices of participants. The Institute is run by the Center for Renewable Energy Advanced Technological Education (CREATE) and...

http://www.createenergy.org/assets/walz-et-al-solar-faculty-...
Impacts on Teaching Practices from a Solar Photovoltaic Institute Faculty Professional Development Program Presentation

This presentation, published by Madison Area Technical College, was given at the 2018 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. The presentation provides information about the CREATE Center, solar education, the Solar Photovoltaic Institute for STEM Educators, and the impacts the Institute had on the teaching practices of participants. The Institute was three days long and participants installed a...

Measuring Sunlight: The Pyranometer

Description: In this lesson, provided by the Center for Renewable Energy Advanced Technological Education Resource Center (CREATE), students "measure the sun’s irradiance (radiant power received by a surface per unit of area) with an instrument used in the solar industry called a pyranometer." During the activity, students go outside and use a pyranometer to take irradiance measurements in...

Valencia College EMCT Lab Tour

This video is a 3D virtual reality tour of Valencia College's Energy Management and Controls Technology (EMCT) Lab. EMCT faculty members embed this video tour within the online Learning Management System portion of their courses to help students reinforce what had been learned during face to face hands-on lab activities conducted within the EMCT Lab. During the pandemic, having this virtual lab...

Charging Forward Webinar: Renewable Energy Education Amidst the COVID-19

In this webinar, provided by the Center for Renewable Energy Advanced Technological Education, presenters discuss the renewable energy workforce, impacts of COVID-19, and future career opportunities in clean energy. Presenters include Ken Walz, Director of the Renewable Energy Program at Madison Area Technical College; James Auld, Director of External Training Initiatives a NextEra Energy; and...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCKz352lTEs
Webinar: How to Develop a Solar Roadmap Strategic Plan for your School

In this webinar, provided by the Center for Renewable Energy Advanced Technological Education, presenter Ken Walz discusses the Solar Roadmap planning process. This presentation is intended to help schools assess sites for solar potential and to prioritize solar investments. Walz discusses the solar photovoltaic system at Madison Area Technical College that was commissioned in 2018. Information...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUmiEqlsfoc
Webinar: Troubleshooting and Safety Simulator for Wind Turbine Technician Education

This webinar, provided by the Center for Renewable Energy Advanced Technological Education, discusses wind turbine education. The presenters include John Moreland and Kyle Toth from the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) at Purdue University. "This webinar will introduce a simulator being developed through the NSF ATE project "Troubleshooting and Safety Simulator for...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1Ufm4htU_c
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