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ERIC Number: EJ1000925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
Revitalize Electrical Program with Renewable Energy Focus
Karns, Robert J.
Tech Directions, v72 n2 p13-17 Sep 2012
Starting a renewable energy technology (RET) program can be as simple as shifting the teaching and learning focus of a traditional electricity program toward energy production and energy control systems. Redirecting curriculum content and delivery to address photovoltaic solar (PV solar) technology and small wind generation systems is a natural shift for electrical courses that may have lost some momentum because of the influx of miniaturization and throw-away electronics. In adding renewable energy, the electrical technology curriculum can be innovative, cutting edge, and still meet traditional standards and objectives. A focus on renewable energy production methods offers a broad platform to support teaching electrical technology applications in the 21st century. Teachers who incorporate RET into their program can refresh and revitalize electricity/electronics labs. And students, their parents, and the community at large can learn about technology that promises to play a prominent role in 21st century America. (Contains 4 figures and 5 photos.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A