850-AEW Front View of Component Panels Shown with Solar Option

850-AEW shown with optional Solar Energy Learning System (85-SE) and Grid-Tie Learning System (85-GT1)

A sample copy of the Wind Energy Learning System Student Reference Guide is also included with the system for your evaluation. Sourced from the system’s curriculum, the Student Reference Guide takes the entire series’ technical content contained in the learning objectives and combines them into one perfectly-bound book. Student Reference Guides supplement this course by providing a condensed, inexpensive reference tool that learners will find invaluable once they finish their training making it the perfect course takeaway.



  • Electricity (120 VAC/60 Hz/1 phase)

Curriculum Also Available in Spanish

Alternative Energy Learning System (Wind) | Wind Certifications Training

Learning System: 850-AEW

Amatrol’s Alternative Energy Learning System – Wind (850-AEW) teaches aspiring wind energy technicians the knowledge and skills they need to prepare for portions of the small wind certifications offered by such certifying groups as SWCC (Small Wind Certification Council) and ETA (Electronics Technicians Association). The demand for qualified wind technicians continues to rise, as consumers and businesses turn to wind energy in their communities.

This green energy training system includes a mobile workstation with real-world wind energy components. The interactive curriculum teaches vital, hands-on skills necessary for career success, such as small wind turbine operation and safety, which covers DC, AC, and hybrid wind/solar systems.

Learning Topics

  • Small Wind Turbines
  • Wind Turbine Safety
  • Wind Turbine Battery Operation & Capacity
  • Battery Banks
  • Charge Controller Operation
  • Charge Controller Configuration
  • DC Wind Turbine Systems
  • AC Wind Turbine Systems
  • Wind Turbine Inverters
  • Stand Alone AC Small Wind Systems
  • Hybrid Wind/Solar Systems

Real-World Components and Convenient Indoor/Outdoor Use

Amatrol’s Alternative Energy Wind System features real-world components that allow learners to build job-ready skills useful in both commercial and residential settings. For example, the wind turbine generator, DC & AC power distribution and conversion panels, and diversion load panels allow learners to gain hands-on experience in wind turbine operation. Such hands-on skills include connecting a wind turbine battery charging system, measuring the performance output of a small wind turbine, and more.

The system’s wind circuits can also be used either indoors with a wind simulator or outdoors via a client-supplied external wind source. The wind energy training system can also be connected to client-supplied roof-top wind turbines with the addition of optional interface connections.

Expand Your System for Additional Learning Opportunities

The 85-ADA1 Data Acquisition Learning System - Wind and Solar features a multi-point data acquisition module, PC software, and sensors that monitor voltage and current in various parts of both wind and solar circuits, enabling students to study operation via data analysis. The 85-ADA1 is a panel-mounted unit that easily adds to the 850-AEW workstation.

Engaging, Highly-Interactive Multimedia Leads to Wind Energy Certifications

Amatrol’s curriculum features a highly-interactive, multimedia format that includes stunning 3D graphics and videos, voiceovers of all text, and interactive quizzes and exercises designed to appeal to learners with different learning styles. The wind energy training curriculum teaches learners about small wind turbines, battery banks, and wind turbine inverters and charge controllers. For example, learners will study wind energy battery charging and gain experience connecting a charge controller and adjusting its settings. The combination of theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills solidifies understanding and creates a strong basis for pursuing more advanced skills.

Green Energy Technology | Wind & Solar Learning Systems and eLearning Courses

Amatrol’s Green Energy Technology learning systems and eLearning courses cover two concepts: Wind Turbine Technology and Solar Technology. The curriculum starts with many traditional technical disciplines like electric motor control, wiring, rotation machines, hydraulics, mechanical fabrication, print reading, etc. and moves into more specialized skills in wind turbine and solar thermal concepts and installation.