Amatrol - Green Technologies


One of Amatrol’s newest programs is our Green Energy Technology (GET) program. This learning program 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.



Solar PV Technology Learning Systems

Hands-On, Job-Ready Skills for Solar Technicians

The future of solar energy is strong. Solar energy is being used in a broad range of applications such as generating electricity or home and utility use, directly heating hot water for homes, supplying heat for home heating systems, direct power for remote electronics such as information signs, and more. This is leading to an increased demand for qualified Solar Technicians.

Solar Technicians require specialized job skills, combining electrical and plumbing skills with solar technology savvy. They face unique challenges in bringing solar technology to commercial and residential applications. Amatrol’s Solar technology program allows students to build the knowledge they need as well as develop the hands-on skills required. Successful Solar Technicians incorporate many traditional technical disciplines like electric motor control, wiring, rotating machines, piping, pumps, power distribution, etc. along with more specialized skills in solar technologies like solar installation, PV and thermal system troubleshooting, and specialized solar piping and pumps.

Strong Support for NABCEP Installer Certification

Amatrol strongly supports NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners), the premier solar technology certifying agency. NABCEP offers certifications in both PV and thermal installation that establish a solid baseline knowledge for solar technology. The certifications have been developed through rigorous task analysis so that they cover the essential knowledge solar installers / technicians need.

Industry demand for qualified Solar Technicians is rising as more consumers and businesses apply solar energy in their communities. Also, grants and other solar funding sources are increasingly requiring participating organizations to have employees with NABCEP certification. The demand for skilled technicians in both solar PV and thermal areas is rising – the push for alternative energy is only going to get stronger.

Amatrol’s Solar Technology Program will prepare a student for the NABCEP certification exams as well as allow the development of hands-on, job-ready skills. The combination of a NABCEP certification with applied skills will create a strong background for anyone wanting to work in solar technology.


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Wind Turbine Technology

Wind Turbine Technicians are in demand – with few to be found. They are uniquely skilled, handling a wide breadth of operational and maintenance issues, frequently while a hundred meters in the air. The job skills they require incorporate many traditional technical disciplines like electric motor control, wiring, rotating machines, hydraulics, mechanical drives, networks, etc., along with more specialized skills in wind turbine nacelles, hubs, and turbine generator control units.

Amatrol’s Wind Turbine Technology program prepares Wind Turbine Technicians to confidently assess and remedy the many challenges they will face on-the-job. Troubleshooting and problem-solving across all the technologies required for Wind Turbine Technicians are keystones for Amatrol’s Wind Turbine Technology program.

Authentic, Comprehensive, Job-Ready Skills


The program incorporates the skill development needed for job success, ranging from basic operation to complex troubleshooting. The learning topics are comprised of problem-solving activities designed to create adaptive skills for new situations such as voltage fluctuation, pressure and flow issues, etc.

The program emphasizes demonstration of skills in addition to knowledge assessment to prepare students for real work readiness. While technical skills are essential for Wind Turbine Technicians, being able to communicate effectively is also critical as technicians seek assistance, often from a distance. Amatrol’s Enterprise Systems teaches students these types of effective workplace skills.

Troubleshooting… and More Troubleshooting


Amatrol is the leader in technical skill development. We’ve applied our 25+ years of experience to create a Wind Turbine Technology program with the depth and breadth required for Wind Turbine Technicians. Like all Amatrol programs, Wind Turbine Technology is designed to teach troubleshooting and problem-solving through:

  • Computerized Fault Insertion
  • Application Devices
  • Performance Measurement
  • Load Devices


Amatrol’s Wind Technology curriculum teaches the concepts Wind Turbine Technicians require. It follows up those concepts with hands-on skills practiced through application. Amatrol’s unique computer-based fault insertion allows instructors to create challenging, real-life problem situations. The program uses many types of application and load devices, both inertial and friction types, to help teach troubleshooting under realistic industrial conditions. Performance measurement follows through to create real, job-ready skills.

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