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Renewable Energy Sources

Solar Power Generation Trainer

This option of the Solar Power Generation Trainer can work in both off-grid and on-grid modes. It consists of a PV panel and an array of halogen lamps as a sun simulator. The positions of both the PV panel and Sun Simulator can be controlled manually using joysticks and also from the software. The trainer also has a dual-axis solar tracking system. The trainer allows to simulate real light, daytime, yeartime and investigate the PV performance in different irradiation. In off-grid mode it allows to investigate the battery charging process using a DC charge controller and also the discharge using an AC-DC Inverter and loads. In on-grid mode it allows to implement the synchronization with the mains power grid using a Grid-tie inverter.

Topics covered

  • Structure and design of a solar photovoltaic power plant.
  • Study of photovoltaic solar panels.
  • Operation of the solar power station in battery charging mode.
  • Autonomous operation of a solar power plant supplying a load.
  • Operation of on-grid solar power plant.
  • Protection in solar power plant in case of emergencies.
Solar Power Generation Trainer

Wind Power Generation Trainer

This option of the Wind Power Generation Trainer can work in both off-grid and on-grid modes. It consists of a wind tunnel and a real wind turbine-generator set. The trainer allows to simulate real wind and investigate the generator performance in different wind speeds. In off-grid mode it allows to investigate the battery charging process using an AC charge controller and also the discharge using an AC-DC Inverter and loads. In on-grid mode it allows to implement the synchronization with the mains power grid.

Topics covered

  • Structure and characteristics of wind turbines and wind power plants working off-grid.
  • Structure and characteristics of wind generators used in wind power plants.
  • Characteristics of electrical loads of wind power plants.
  • Characteristics of on-grid wind power plant depending on airflow.
  • Characteristics of wind power plant in battery charging mode.
  • Characteristics of off-grid wind power plant supplying the load.
  • Protection in wind power plant in case of emergencies.
Wind Power Generation Trainer

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trainer

This option of the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trainer can work in off-grid mode. It consists of a hydrogen cylinder, PEM fuel cell stack, DC-DC converter, load, pressure meter, flow meter, etc. The trainer allows to investigate the main principles of fuel cell operation and its characteristics. The students will learn how the hydrogen and air reaction can produce electrical energy.

The fuel cell stack uses ambient air. The hydrogen cylinder should be refilled with 99.99% purity hydrogen by the user. The Wind Power Generation Trainer mainly consists of the wind turbine-generator set, wind tunnel with a controllable air fan, wind speed meter, a charge controller, battery, an inverter, and different types of loads. The Fuel Cell Energy Trainer mainly consists of PEM fuel cell stack with controller, hydrogen cylinder, a hydrogen flowmeter, a pressure meter, resistive load, a power supply module and a control and measurement module programmable through LabVIEW.

Topics covered

  • Structure and design of hydrogen fuel cell.
  • Structure and design of electrolyser.
  • Electrochemical processes of electrolysis.
  • Characteristics of the fuel cell.
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trainer

Hydro Power Generation Trainer

This option of the Hydro Power Generation Trainer can work in both off-grid and on-grid modes. It consists of a 3-phase synchronous generator moved by a real Pelton turbine. The trainer simulates real water flow using a pump. With the manually controlled valves, it allows to simulate different water flow and head pressure and investigate the generator performance in different conditions. In off-grid mode it allows to investigate the supply of local loads, as well as voltage and frequency regulation. In on-grid mode it allows to implement the synchronization with the mains power grid.

Topics covered

  • Structure of the Turbine.
  • Structure of the Generator.
  • Measurement of the Generated Current, Voltage and Power.
  • Main Characteristics of the turbine.
  • Main Characteristics of the generator.
  • Main characteristics of off-grid hydro power plant.
  • Main characteristics of on-grid hydro power plant.
  • Protection in hydro power plant in case of emergencies.
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trainer