Renewable Energy Trainer

Made with professional-grade materials, the Horizon Renewable Energy Trainer allows a semester of high-quality experiments in renewable energy for any laboratory. The included solar energy simulator, projector, and wind turbine provide multiple renewable energy technologies for students to explore. The interactive software, also included, enables complete control of every aspect of the simulators and allows the students to observe and alter many parameters they would otherwise be unable to investigate.

  • Optimal angle application for solar cells
  • Understanding the characteristics of solar cells
  • Investigating the effects of different types of shading
  • Determining the effects of a bypass diode
  • Explaining the effects of a blocking diode
  • Verifying various connection applications in solar cells
  • Application of a wind turbine
  • Varying turbine load
  • Inspecting breaking effects

WIND ENERGY EXPERIMENTS

  • Examining the Relationship Between Wind Velocity and Wind Turbine
  • Output Voltage (Non-Loaded Operation)
  • Examining the Relationship Between Wind Velocity and Wind Turbine
  • Output Voltage (Loaded Operation)
  • Examining the Wind Turbine Output Voltage Examining the Wind Turbine Output Voltage By Using a DAQ Module
  • Examining the Wind Energy System

SOLAR ENERGY EXPERIMENTS

  • Photovoltaic Panel Experiments
  • Photovoltaic Panel Open Circuit Voltage Measurement
  • Photovoltaic Panel Short Circuit Current Measurement
  • Determining Photovoltaic Panel Current Voltage Characteristics
  • Examining the Non-Loaded Output Voltage of the Photovoltaic Panel
  • Depending on Daily Solar Movements
  • Examining the Loaded Output Voltage of the Photovoltaic Panel
  • Depending on Daily Solar Movements
  • Examining the Non-Loaded Output Voltage of the Photovoltaic Panel
  • Depending on Seasonal Changes
  • Examining the Loaded Output Voltage of the Photovoltaic Panel
  • Depending on Seasonal Changes
  • Examining the Series Connection in Photovoltaic Panels
  • Examining the Parallel Connection in Photovoltaic Panels
  • Examining the Photovoltaic Panel Simulator
  • Examining the Effect of Shadow on Photovoltaic Panels
  • Examining the Effect of Bypass Diodes on Photovoltaic Panels
  • Examining the Effect of Mismatching on Photovoltaic Panels
  • Examining the Effect of Blocking Diodes on Photovoltaic Panels
  • Examining the Photovoltaic Panel Emulator
  • Photovoltaic System Experiments
  • Direct Loading of the Photovoltaic Panel
  • Engaging the Off-Grid Inverter (No-Load Operation)
  • Setting up the Basic Photovoltaic System (DC Load)
  • Setting up the Basic Photovoltaic System (AC Load)
  • Examining the OFF_GRID Inverter Output Signal By Using the DAQ Module
  • Measuring the OFF_GRID Inverter Output Signal By Using an Energy Analyser
  • Measuring the Energy Received from the OFF_GRID Inverter.
  • Measuring the OFF_GRID Inverter Output Power and Efficiency
  • OFF_GRID Inverter SCADA Application
  • Examining the ON_GRID Inverter

HYDROGEN ENERGY EXPERIMENTS

  • Examining the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Output Current with Oscilloscope
  • Examining the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Output Current with DAQ Module
  • Plot U-I curve and understand the behavior of the fuel cell system
  • Calculate the efficiency of the hydrogen system

A Fuel Cell – Battery Hybrid System that enables users to understand & research individual components and system behavior under various hybrid set-ups. Designed as a lab to support engineering courses focussed on the application of fuel cells, battery technology, hybrid systems, energy management and energy storage. Critical to today’s engineering students is a deep understanding of the application of electrical chemical energy conversion & storage. Especially as it relates to fast growing markets of stationary, portable and mobile hybrid power systems.

Ideal for Courses Focused On

  • Battery Technology (Modeling)
  • Battery Systems & Control
  • Applied Fuel Cell Technology
  • Battery- Fuel Cell Hybrids
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage & Conversion
  • Renewable Energy Storage
  • Electrical & Hybrid Vehicles (HEV/FCEV)
  • Backup Power Systems
  • Micro-Grids & Smart Grids