Alternative Energy

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Florida Energy Teachers Network
Alternative Energy Overview
June 13, 2012
Training Paths
Intro to the Power
Industry
(12.5 hours)
Core
Curriculum
(87.5 hours)
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Alternative Energy
(120 hours)
Electrical
Level One
(97.5 hours)
NCCER
Electrical
Level One
Certificate
NCCER Alternative
Energy Certificate
Electrical
Level Two
(145 hours)
NCCER
Electrical
Level Two
Certificate
Introduction to the Power Industry
 12.5 hours
 Topics
 Safety
 Generation, transmission, &
distribution
 Fossil fuels
 Nuclear power
 Renewable energies
 Regulations
 Careers
 Economics
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Alternative Energy
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Two versions
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Trainee Guide
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Annotated Instructor’s Guide
5 modules
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Endorsed by FEWC
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4
120 hours
Meets FLDOE reqs
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Energy Technician
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Power Distribution Technician
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Energy Generation Technician
Audience
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High Schools
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Energy Academies
Instructor Requirements
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Must be ICTP-certified
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Complete Instructor Exam
available through NCCER registry
Trainee Guide Features
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Full Color
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Module Introductions
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Objectives
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Trade Terms
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Crosswords
Safety Features
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Notes
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Cautions
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Warnings
In-text Features
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On Site
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Think About It
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Summaries
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Cornerstones of Craftsmanship
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Review Questions
Introduction to Alternative Energy
 Module One
 Begins on Page iii
 25 hours
 3 Learning
Objectives
 e.g. “Understand the
need for alternative
energy and identify
the various forms.”
 Objectives are
supported by the text
and Module Exam
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Introduction to Alternative Energy
 Topics
 Gov’t initiatives
 Basic power
generation
 Needs
 Sources
 The grid
 Career
opportunities
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Introduction to Alternative Energy
 Trade Terms
 Listed at front of
each module
 Page iii
 Industry-specific
terminology
 Highlighted in text
 Trade Terms
Crossword
 Page 30
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Introduction to Alternative Energy
 Trade Terms
 Defined in
glossary
 Page 33
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Biomass and Biofuels
 Module Two
 22.5 hours
 4 Learning
Objectives
 Supported by text
and exams
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Biomass and Biofuels
 Topics
 Sources
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Crops
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Garbage
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Invasive Plants
 Uses
 Production
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Pyrolysis
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Gasification
 Generation
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From collection to distribution
 Pros/cons
 Future of source
 Career opportunities
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Biomass and Biofuels
 On Site
 Page 4
 Outlines
technical tips
and professional
practices from
energy workers
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Biomass and Biofuels
 Did You Know?
 Page 9
 Highlights hints, tips, and interesting industry
information
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Nuclear Power
 Module Three
 25 hours
 4 Learning
Objectives
 Objectives are
supported by the text
and Module Exam
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Nuclear Power
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Topics
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Sources and acquisition
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Uranium
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Mining
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Milling
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Converting
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Enriching
Development and generation
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Pros/cons
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Cost
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Technology
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Future
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Regulations
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INPO/NEI/NRC
Career opportunities
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Reactors
Special employability
considerations
Nuclear Power
 Notes
 Page 23
 Provide additional
information on a
topic area
 Module Summary
 Page 34
 Reaffirms learning
objectives
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 Useful as a review
tool
Nuclear Power
 Review Questions
 Page 35
 Tied directly to learning objectives
 Number of items derived from 75% of exam items
 Ensures appropriate length
 Answers key provided in Annotated Instructor’s Guide
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Nuclear Power
 Cornerstone of Craftsmanship
 Page 39
 Profiles a successful industry professional
 Delivered in a Q&A format
 Typically composed of SMEs who helped author the title
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Annotated Instructor’s Guide Features
 Black and white
 Pages and numbering
identical to Trainee Guide
 Sidebar annotations
 Materials and Equipment
lists
 Additional Resources
 Teaching Outlines
 Module Projects
 Crossword/RQ solutions
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 Code to download
TestGen software and
Module Exams
Solar Power
 Module Four
 25 hours
 4 Learning
Objectives
 Objectives are
supported by the text
and Module Exam
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Solar Power
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Topics
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History
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Pro/cons
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Solar thermal
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Solar PV
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System components
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Panels
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Inverters
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Charge Controllers
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Batteries
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BOS components
Installations
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Roof vs. ground
Applications
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Stand-alone
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Grid connected
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Utility-scale generation
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Emerging technologies
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Career opportunities
Solar Power
 Annotations
 Emphasize valuable
concepts
 Prompt materials and/or
AV use
 Denote when to administer
a laboratory activity,
exam, or review
 Provide helpful teaching
tips
 Field trips
 Quizzes
 Group activities
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Solar Power
 Materials and Equipment Lists
 Lists teaching materials
 Also lists equipment needed for
classroom activities
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Solar Power
 Additional Resources
 Lists optional, topic-specific books and/or
websites to help the instructor reinforce
the module’s core objectives
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Wind Power
 Module Five
 22.5 hours
 4 Learning
Objectives
 Objectives are
supported by the text
and Module Exam
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Wind Power
 Topics
 Current technology
 Wind velocity and height
 Data acquisition and use
 Met towers
 Wind maps/charts
 Betz Limit
 Turbines
 Design
 HAWT Systems
 Small Wind
 Wind Farms
 Career opportunities
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Wind Power
 Teaching Outlines
 Divides modules into 2.5 hour classroom sessions
 Includes “Planned Time” blanks to assist instructor with time
management
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Wind Power
 Module Projects
 Multiple projects for each module
 Both individual and group activities
 i.e. Build an anemometer; perform an energy audit; build
a hydroelectric generating unit; cloud chamber
experiment, et al
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Wind Power
 Review Question and Crossword
Solutions
 Section references provided with RQ
answers
 Math workouts provided where
appropriate
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Module Exams
 Answers keyed to
relevant section
and Objective
 Trainees must
score 70%+ to
receive NCCER
recognition
 TestGen software
and key provided
with AIG purchase
 Allows scrambling of
exams
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Core Curriculum
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9 modules
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87.5 hours
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Basic Rigging (15 hours)
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Normally an elective
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Required for energy-related
training paths
Topics
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Basic safety
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Construction math
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Hand & power tools
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Reading drawings
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Basic rigging
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Communication skills
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Employability skills
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Materials handling
Available in Spanish
NCCER
MATT TISCHLER
[email protected]
NCCER
888.622.3720  www.nccer.org
13614 Progress Blvd., Alachua, FL 32615
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