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The Solar Training Network: Positive Connections, Powerful Careers Webinar

This webinar, made available by Madison Area Technical College, provides an overview of the Solar Foundation's Solar Training Network. The webinar is presented by Megan Howes, Program Coordinator at the Solar Foundation. The presentation provides information on the Solar Foundation, including Research, Capacity Building, and Industry Leadership. The video runs 46:58 minutes in length and includes...

Solar Photovoltaic Roadmap Overview

This 2-page resource is an executive overview of the Madison College Solar Roadmap. This roadmap "was created through the College's participation in the Solar University Network funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative." During spring 2018, a team from Madison College participated in a course to develop a campus solar roadmap. Teams from 14 colleges and universities participated...

10 Step Guide to Creating a Solar Photovoltaic Roadmap

This 2-page guide, made available by Madison Area Technical College, provides a ten step project management plan for creating a solar photovoltaic roadmap based on the college's own experience. The steps are as follows: Identify Team and Articulate Purpose, Motivating Objectives, Identify Stakeholders, Quantify Energy Usage and Costs, Document Energy Management Practices, and more. Each step...

NABCEP New Specialty Certifications Webinar

This webinar, provided by the Center for Renewable Energy Advanced Technological Education Support Center (CREATE-SC), 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...

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...

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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...

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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 Madison Area Technical College, 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 various orientations and situations. Class data are collected,...

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