Marcraft Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency

The Marcraft Green Technology program provides a multifaceted training solution for green technology careers.
Marcraft Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
Introductory Green Technology Program
Marcraft Introductory Green Technology Programs
Marcraft Introductory Green Technology Programs
Marcraft Advanced Green Technology Program
Marcraft Advanced Green Technology Program
Marcraft Advanced Green Technology Program
Marcraft Advanced Green Technology Program
Marcraft Advanced Green Technology Program
Marcraft Advanced Green Technology Program
Marcraft Advanced Green Technology Program
Marcraft Cloud-Based Smart Grid Technician Training
Marcraft Advanced Green Technology Program
Marcraft Advanced Green Technology Program
Marcraft Introductory, Advanced and Comprehensive Programs

Most of us involved in the educational field understand that Green Technology is THE NEXT BIG THING! But as with all new fields and technologies - it is very hard to define or predict. The definitions seem to change depending on who you speak with.

But however you define it, just as we all understood in the early 1980 s that computer technology would change our society in ways we could never imagine - Green Technology will shape our lives over the coming decades in profound and inevitable ways.

The new Green industry is dedicated to managing the world s natural resources and energy in a more efficient manner while allowing for an acceptable standard of living for its inhabitants. This movement, composed of many different people and organizations, has been deemed the green movement . Around the world, this movement has taken hold and is growing as it becomes apparent that key natural resources are becoming much less abundant and the demand for them is growing rapidly.

One of the key areas in the green movement is the search for cleaner, more environmentally friendly sources of electrical power. At the forefront of this search are wind power, solar power and fuel cell technologies. While these technologies are not the only source of clean energy being explored, they are the most promising technologies in the field and are generating demand for workers skilled in these areas.

Introductory ProgramsAdvanced ProgramsComprehensive Programs

Introductory Programs

The Marcraft GreenSTEM™ program incorporates and reinforces key Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts and principles.

Provides the basics of green techology, including wind turbines photovoltaic cells, fuel cells, sustainable conservation and electronics.

Generating Clean Electrons

The GT-1500 Clean Electron Generation Panel provides students an introductory hands-on interactive experience with the three leading sources of alternative energy generation technologies.

Wind Power

  • Installing and testing a wind turbine.
  • Configuring and testing off-grid installations.
  • Design/create a wind turbine power system.

Solar Power

  • Installing, combining and testing solar panels.
  • Configuring, testing and operating off-grid solar installations.
  • Design/create a solar charging system for portable hand-held devices.

Sustainable Conservation

The GT-2500 Sustainable Conservation Technology Panel provides students an introductory hands-on interactive experience with multiple energy design, monitorying and auditing processes and technologies.

Green Electronics

The GT-8000 Green Electronics Technology Panel provides students an introductory hands-on interactive experience with multiple energy generating and electronic component technologies

Advanced Programs

Each program focuses on one of eight different green technologies. Train for career or industry certification.

In the Marcraft RE & EE Program, students also have the option to prepare for individual industry-level certifications in Solar PV, Wind Power and Energy Auditing, as well one of the Alternative Energy Integrator Exams.

Using current industry theory and hands-on practices, the Marcraft RE & EE Program includes:

  • Hands-on training panels for 7 individual technologies, which includes Solar PV, Wind Power, Fuel Cells, Environmental Monitoring, Hydro Power, Biofuels, Smart Grid and Energy Auditing.
  • Fully illustrated student text written by green industry luminary Jay Warmke.
  • Fully illustrated lab guide featuring guided hands-on procedures as well as open research and design activities.

Programs / Certifications

Solar Photovoltaic Installer Certification

Prepare students for ETA Certification and portions of the NABCEP Certification test.

Alternative Energy Generation

  • History of fossil fuels
  • Environmental concerns
  • Price convergence

Energy and Power

  • Types of energy
  • Potential and kinetic energy
  • Voltage and corrent
  • Electrical loads

Passive Solar Systems

  • Angular and reflective light
  • Passive solar heating
  • Passive solar cooling and shading
  • Convective and evaporative cooling

Active Solar Systems

  • Photovoltaics
  • PV modules and ratings
  • Inverters and metering
  • Thermal heating and collection

Design & Installation of Residential Scale Photovoltaic Systems

  • Mounting PV modules
  • Array orientation
  • Battery systems and wiring
  • PV charge controllers
  • Grid-tie metering

Troubleshooting PV Systems

  • Locating and isolating bad panels
  • Locating bad terminals, wiring and connectors

Building Codes and Compliance

  • National Electrical Codes
  • Underwriters Laboratories
  • OSHA
  • National Fire Protection Association

Understanding Blueprints

  • Schematic drawings
  • Working drawings
  • Symbols and scaling

Wind Turbine Installer Certification

Prepare students for ETA Certification and portions of the NABCEP Certification test.

Alternative Energy Generation

  • History of fossil fuels
  • Environmental concerns
  • Price convergence

Energy and Power

  • Types of energy
  • Potential and Kinetic energy
  • Voltage and current
  • Electrical loads

Wind Power Technology

  • Global and localized wind patterns
  • Windmills and electricity
  • Measuring and scaling wind speed
  • Calculating wind energy
  • Wind farms

Wind Turbine Design

  • Rotor blades and shaft design
  • Pitch, flaps, yaw and furling
  • Towers types and design
  • Balance of design

Design & Installation of Residential Scale Wind Turbine Systems

  • Site suitability
  • System sizing
  • Load determination
  • Installation and safety
  • Grid-tie metering

Troubleshooting Wind Turbine Systems

  • Locating bad terminals, wiring and connectors
  • DC storage control
  • Building Codes and Compliance

    • National Electrical Codes
    • Underwriters Laboratories
    • OSHA
    • National Fire Protection Association

    Understanding Blueprints

    • Schematic drawings
    • Working drawings
    • Symbols and scaling

    Available Options:

    Advanced Controls (GT-2000AC)

    Add mounted motors and controllers to both turbines.

    Fuel Cell Technician Training

    Alternative Energy Generation

    • History of fossil fuels
    • Environmental concerns
    • Electric grid
    • Alternative energy sources

    Energy and Power

    • Types of energy
    • Potential and kinetic energy
    • Voltage and current
    • Electrical loads
    • Electrical power consumption
    • Power math
    • Making electrical connections

    Fuel Cells

    • History of fuel cells
    • Hydrogen production, storage and transportation
    • Types of fuel cells
    • How fuel cells work
    • Fuel cell systems
    • Future of fuel cells

    Building Codes and Compliance

    • National Electrical Codes
    • Underwriters Laboratories
    • OSHA
    • National Fire Protection Association

    Environmental Monitoring Training

    Measuring the Environment

    • Monitoring air quality
    • Radon gas
    • Carbon monoxide and combustible gases
    • Carbon dioxide
    • Volatile organic compounds
    • Airborne lead
    • Asbestos
    • Monitoring water quality
    • Radon in water
    • Heavy metals
    • Pesticides
    • Environmental pH water assessments
    • Sound and noise pollution
    • Light and UV radiation
    • Environmental pH soil sampling
    • Lead pollution in soil

    Building Codes and Compliance

    • National Electrical Codes
    • International building codes
    • Underwriters Laboratories
    • EPA
    • OSHA
    • National Fire Protection Association

    Hydro Power Technician Training

    Alternative Energy Generation

    • History of fossil fuels
    • Environmental concerns
    • Electric grid
    • Alternative energy sources

    Energy and Power

    • Types of energy
    • Potential and Kinetic energy
    • Voltage and current
    • Electrical loads
    • Electrical power consumption
    • Power math
    • Making electrical connections

    Hydro Power

    • History of hydro power
    • Hydro power terms
    • Measuring head and flow
    • Microhydro power systems
    • Turbines
    • Maintenance
    • Economics of microhydro power

    Building Codes and Compliance

    • National Electrical Codes
    • International building codes
    • Underwriters Laboratories
    • EPA
    • OSHA
    • National Fire Protection Association

    Biofuels Technician Training

    Alternative Energy Generation

    • History of fossil fuels
    • Environmental concerns
    • Electric grid
    • Alternative energy sources

    Energy and Power

    • Types of energy
    • Potential and Kinetic energy
    • Power math
    • Transportation fuels

    Biomass and Biofuels

    • Biomass and biofuels basics
    • Types of energy produced
    • Pyrolysis
    • Gasification
    • Anaerobic Digestion
    • Ethanol, Biodiesel & green diesel
    • Limitations to overcome

    Small Scale Bioenergy Production

    • Wood gas generators
    • Backyard ethanol
    • Backyard Biodiesel
    • Safety and quality control
    • By-product management

    Smart Grid Technician Training

    Energy and Power

    • Types of energy
    • Potential and kinetic energy
    • Voltage and current
    • Electrical loads
    • Electrical power consumption
    • Power math
    • Making electrical connections

    Smart Grid Operations

    • The power grid
    • Power quality and outages
    • Generation and storage options
    • Distributed power equipment/cogeneration
    • Energy distribution vs. bulk storage
    • Demand response & power storage management

    Functions of a Smart Grid

    • Smart grid communications
    • Meter management systems
    • Smart meters
    • Residential, municipal and commercial grids
    • Support for demand & automated adjustments
    • Smart grid development
    • Research and regulation
    • Dealing with renewable energy

    Building Codes and Compliance

    • National Electrical Codes
    • Underwriters Laboratories
    • EPA
    • OSHA
    • National Fire Protection Association

    Understanding Blueprints

    • Schematic drawings
    • Working drawings
    • Symbols and scaling

    Energy Auditing Certification

    Prepare students for portions of the RESNET Certification!

    Sustainable Architecture

    • What is green?
    • History of fossil fuels
    • Sustainable architecture

    Residential and Commercial Structures

    • Foundations, walls, roofs and attics

    Energy and Power

    • Types of energy
    • Potential and kinetic energy
    • Voltage and current
    • Electrical loads
    • Electrical power consumption
    • Power math
    • Making electrical connections

    Energy and Conservation

    • Energy Audits
    • Insulation, windows and ventilation
    • Lighting
    • Hot water heaters

    Passive Solar Systems

    • Lighting, heating and cooling

    Green Building

    • Resource-conscious design concepts
    • Sustainable construction terminology
    • Green building certification
    • LEED
    • Green design considerations

    Building Codes and Compliance

    • National Electrical Codes
    • EPA
    • OSHA
    • National Fire Protection Association

    Understanding Blueprints

    • Schematic drawings
    • Working drawings
    • Symbols and scaling

    Solar PV & Wind Turbine Certification

    Alternative Energy Generation

    • History of fossil fuels
    • Environmental concerns & price convergence

    Energy and Power

    • Types of energy
    • Electrical loads

    Passive Solar Systems

    • Angular and reflective light
    • Passive solar heating, cooling and shading
    • Convective and evaporative cooling

    Active Solar Systems

    • Photovoltaic modules and ratings
    • Inverters and metering
    • Thermal heating and collection

    Design & Installation of Residential Scale Photovoltaic Systems

    • Mounting & orientating PV modules
    • Battery systems and wiring
    • PV charge controllers
    • Grid-tie metering

    Troubleshooting PV Systems

    • Locating and isolating bad panels
    • Locating bad terminals, wiring and connectors

    Wind Power Technology

    • Global and localized wind patterns
    • Windmills and electricity
    • Measuring and scaling wind speed
    • Wind farms

    Wind Turbine Design

    • Rotor blades and shaft design
    • Pitch, flaps, yaw and furling
    • Towers types and design

    Design & Installation of Residential Scale Wind Turbine Systems

    • Site suitability & system sizing
    • Load determination
    • Installation and safety
    • Grid-tie metering

    Troubleshooting Wind Turbine Systems

    • Locating bad terminals, wiring and connectors
    • DC storage control

    Building Codes and Compliance

    • National Electrical Codes
    • Underwriters Laboratories
    • OSHA
    • National Fire Protection Association

    Understanding Blueprints

    • Schematic drawings
    • Working drawings
    • Symbols and scaling

    Comprehensive Programs

    Combines each of the individual technologies explored in the advanced programs.

    The GT-900 Green Technology Textbook

    The new Green industry is dedicated to managing the world s natural resources and energy in a more efficient manner while allowing for an acceptable standard of living for its inhabitants. This movement, composed of many different people and organizations, has been deemed the green movement . Around the world, this movement has taken hold and is growing as it becomes apparent that key natural resources are becoming much less abundant and the demand for them is growing rapidly.

    One of the key areas in the green movement is the search for cleaner, more environmentally friendly sources of electrical power. At the forefront of this search are wind power, solar power and fuel cell technologies. While these technologies are not the only source of clean energy being explored, they are the most promising technologies in the field and are generating demand for workers skilled in these areas.

    Features key concepts and practical application guidelines for:

    • Solar (Photovoltaic) Power (design and installation)
    • Solar Thermal (solar hot water)
    • Small Wind Power (design and installation)
    • Fuel Cell technology
    • Biofuels (ethanol and biodiesel) and Biomass
    • Micro Hydro Power systems
    • Energy Conservation Techniques
    • Energy Auditing
    • Green Building Concepts
    • Transportation Issues
    • Environmental Compliance and Monitoring
    • Ocean Energy, Geothermal Energy, Nuclear Energy and more...

    Theory to Reality - The GT-9000 Lab Panel Package

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    Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

    Educational EquipmentPlants, farms, and animals are the main functions of agriculture, but opportunities abound in this field This career pathway covers a wide array of career paths - ranging from animal science and veterinary science to metal technologies/welding, oil and gas production systems and energy & natural resources. Agricultural mechanics is a key component of providing strong, relevant agriscience programs that guide students toward prominent STEM jobs.

    With the right combination of technologies and equipment, educators can show students how to construct and repair equipment, buildings and facilities by following architectural and mechanical plans, demonstrate mechanical equipment and power systems, and teach hydraulic and pneumatic systems service and repair.

    Students need the opportunity to apply physical science principles to their studies with an agricultural mechanics career track that covers:

    • Agricultural equipment, power systems, alternative fuel sources and precision technology
    • Woodworking, metalworking, welding and project planning for agricultural structures
    • Welding trainers, CNC tables, and hydraulics training systems are all key components to the formula that makes up a robust educational program.

    Explore hands-on learning technologies for agricultural programs.