GMIT fully certified online energy laboratory
GMIT has installed a range of functional renewable energy systems in a new online energy laboratory on the Galway Campus. Uniquely the students in this laboratory learn about the installation, analysis and performance of integrated, real working renewable energy systems rather than that of individual renewable energy technologies, which is critical to their effective real world deployment. Currently in class learners are presented with a sophisticated web enabled man machine interface which allows them to understand the construction, live operation and performance of the systems. Further, learners are allowed to view and extract performance data and trends for each individual component of the system under different loading conditions.
A Web Camera has been commissioned to allow the students to view the equipment on line. Renewable energy technologies in the lab include Solar Panels, Biomass Boilers and Heat Pumps. Examples of energy distribution systems include various under floor heating systems and radiator technologies.