CERET

Career Education in Renewable Energy Technologies

Train the Trainer
Academies
Biofuels
Academy
Photovoltaics
Academy

The CERET Train the Trainer Academies—

The academies are designed to provide high school teachers and two-year college instructors with hands-on experience and instructional training necessary to incorporate renewable energy technology into their own classrooms. The academies are taught by veteran industry experts, and are based on existing programs certified by national training/accrediting bodies such as the National Alternative Fuel Training Consortium and the Institute for Sustainable Power Quality. Two academies will be offered each summer in a staggered pattern to meet the scheduling needs of teachers. Funding through the National Science Foundation allows CERET to provide teachers with stipends to offset the costs of tuition, travel, room and board for the class.

Coordinator/Instructor
Ken Walz

Biofuels—

This academy will cover the fundamentals of biofuels with an emphasis on fuel production, quality control, engine performance, and vehicle emissions. Participating teachers will produce biodiesel by the transesterfication process and perform ASTM measurements to determine chemical and physical properties of fuel. They will also perform a distillation to process ethanol fuel from a fermented feedstock. Test engines will be operated on biofuels to evaluate both performance and emission properties.


The 2015 Biofuels Academy will be held
August 17-21 at Shoreline Community College, in Shoreline, Washington.

Please send materials for this application to:

  •  
  • Email attachments: (preferred method)

    Dr. Ken Walz

  • Postal Mail:

    Ken Walz, Madison Area Technical College,
    1701 Wright Street
    Madison, WI, 53704

  • Phone:

    608-246 6521

  • Fax:

    608-246-6880
    (please include a cover page labeled: Renewable Energy Program
    ATTN: Kenneth Walz)

Biofuel: Source and Product

Solar Electric—

This hands-on academy offers three days of hands-on training. Participants will install, inspect, and commission multiple types of grid-direct PV systems (including residential roof, commercial ballasted roof, and pole mount systems). he academy will also feature several bench top lab activities and proven techniques for teaching PV in the classroom.

The 2015 PV Academy will be held July 20-24 at Solar Energy International in Paonia, Colorado.

Please send materials for this application to:

  •  
  • Email attachments: (preferred method)

    Dr. Ken Walz

  • Postal Mail:

    Ken Walz, Madison Area Technical College,
    1701 Wright Street
    Madison, WI, 53704

  • Phone:

    608-246 6521

  • Fax:

    608-246-6880
    (please include a cover page labeled: Renewable Energy Program
    ATTN: Kenneth Walz)

Photovoltaics: Rooftop Install