Renewable Energy Education Set 2.0

Brand: Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies
Product Code: 1061022


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The Horizon Renewable Energy Science Kit (FCJJ-37) demonstrates the workings of a clean energy technology system on a miniature scale. Power an electrical circuit by solar panel or a wind turbine with profiled blades based on NASA aeronautics. Generate hydrogen through water electrolysis and convert it into electricity using a PEM fuel cell. Whichever combination of technologies you want to explore, this science kit is a comprehensive introduction to the principles behind renewable micro-grids.


✔ Small-scale wind turbine, solar cell, fuel cell, electrolyzer and more.
✔ Enough hardware, software and curriculum content for group-work - up to 4 or 5 students.
✔ Recommended age groups: 12+
✔ UPC: 6942503410082

Experiments and Activities:

✔ Solar Energy Experiments

1. The Effect of Heat on Solar Panels
2. The Effect of Shade on Solar Panels
3. The Effect of Tilt Angle on Solar Panels
4. Finding the Solar Panel’s Max Power

✔ Energy from Hydrogen Experiments

1. Electrolysis Mode Generating H2 and O2
2. Fuel Cell Mode Generating Electricity from H2 & O2
3. Determining the Minimum Water Decomposition Voltage
4. Polarization States for Hydrogen Fuel Cells

✔ Wind Energy Experiments

1. How Many Blades Are Best - 1, 3 - More?
2. Using 3 Different Curved Blade Shapes
3. Using Blades You Make Yourself
4. Turbine Efficiency
5. Measuring RPM
6. Tuning For Maximum Power
7. How Blade Angle or Pitch Affects Output Power
8. To Generate Hydrogen

Contents Include:

✔ Wind turbine body
✔ Rotor head for profiled blades
✔ 9 profiled blades for turbine
✔ Rotor head adapter for sheet blades
✔ 3 polypropylene sheet blades for turbine
✔ Rotor unlocking tool
✔ Turbine support base
✔ Aluminum wind turbine post
PEM Electrolyzer

PEM Electrolyzer base
PEM Fuel cell
PEM Fuel cell base
Hydrogen & Oxygen tanks
✔ Water/gas tank module base
✔ Inner Gas containers
Circuit board module base
1 Watt Solar panel

✔ Adapters, tubing clincher & purging valve
✔ Assembly instructions
✔ CD with curriculum manuals
100 ohm Variable Resistor module
Flexible 2mm banana connecting leads
Transparent silicon tubing
✔ Plastic plug pins for electrolyzer
Battery pack with connecting leads
Small Fan / Wheel Motor Module

 Horizon Renewable Energy Education Set 2.0 Assembly Guide, FCJJ-37

 Horizon Renewable Energy Education Set 2.0 Experiment Guide, FCJJ-37

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

NGSS Science and Engineering Practices

✔ Asking Questions and Defining Problems
✔ Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
✔ Analyzing and Interpreting Data
✔ Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
✔ Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
✔ Engaging in Argument from Evidence
✔ Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts

✔ Cause and Effect
✔ Scale, Proportion, and Quantity
✔ Energy and Matter
✔ Systems and System Models
✔ Structure and Function
✔ Stability and Change

NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas

✔ HS-PS1.B - Chemical Reactions
✔ HS-ESS3.C - Human Impacts on Earth Systems
✔ HS-ESS3.D - Global Climate Change
✔ HS-PS3.D - Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life

 Wind Turbine
• Wind Turbine Body
• Rotor head for profiled blades
• 9 Profiled blades for turbine
• Rotor head adapter for sheet blades
• 3 polypropylene sheet blades for turbine
• Rotor unlocking tool
• Turbine support base
• Aluminum wind turbine post
 These Horizon Mini PEM Electrolyzers, FCSU-010, will produce hydrogen and oxygen using only pure water and an external power source.
• Includes PEM Electrolyzer Base
 Generate hydrogen using this kit and once it’s applied to the fuel cell, stand back and watch as electricity is generated using nothing more than oxygen taken directly from the ambient air.
• Includes PEM Fuel Cell Base
 These two storage cylinders, one for hydrogen and one for oxygen, can be used to store 30 milliliters (mL) of hydrogen and oxygen.
• Includes Gas Tank Module Base
• Includes Inner Gas Containers
 LED Module
 The blue LED flashing lights are easy to see and are perfect for demonstrating the consumption of electricity produced by a fuel cell.
 The circuit board module base fits 2 mm banana plugs.
 1 Watt Solar Panel
 The variable resistor module allows you to adjust the current in your circuit by altering the amount of resistance.
 The fan consists of three parts: Motor Base, Propeller Blade and Motor Connection. The motor fan is perfect for demonstrating the consumption of electricity produced by a fuel cell.
 Kit Accessories
 The textbook contains information about the technology and instructions for a variety of experiments.

NGSS Subject Modules (High School Level)

Chemistry - Reactions

 Teacher's Guide
 Student Worksheets

Chemistry - Redox Reactions

 Teacher's Guide
 Student Worksheets

Earth Science - Advanced Energy

 Teacher's Guide
 Student Worksheets

Earth Science - Renewable Energy

 Teacher's Guide
 Student Worksheets

Physics - Electric Circuits

 Teacher's Guide
 Student Worksheets

Assembly Guides

 Horizon Renewable Energy Education Set 2.0 Assembly Guide, FCJJ-37 - French

1. The water levels do not drop when the gas outlet tubes on both sides of the fuel cell are unplugged.
Check whether the holes on the wall of the inner container are blocked. If so, turn the inner container until water enters the holes and fills up the inner container.
2. The electrolyzer does not produce hydrogen and/or oxygen.
a) Check whether the wires are appropriately connected, and whether there are any loose connections. The fuel cell could be completely destroyed if the red wire of the battery pack is connected to the black jack of the fuel cell.
b) Replace the old batteries with new one in the battery pack.
3. The load cannot work while there is hydrogen left in the inner container.
Push the green purging valve to release tiny amount of hydrogen. You can then observe the load working well again.
4. The water electrolysis process slows down.
Inject water to the oxygen side of the electrolyzer by using the syringe and wait for about 3 minutes before using the electrolyzer again.
5. Locking and Unlocking of WindPitch Rotor Assembly
Apply reasonable force to secure the layers so that the adjusted pitch can stay at the desired position. DO NOT over tighten the layers, otherwise, you may have problems when you try to unlock the individual layers. If you mistakenly lock the layers too tightly, you may use a rubber mat to assist you in unlocking the layers. Wearing a rubber glove may also give you more friction and better grip in unlocking the layers. If this does not succeed, try locking the second layer slightly in so as to separate the Rotor Assembly Lock and Blade Assembly Lock layers. Afterwards, unlock the Rotor Assembly Lock layer and then the Blade Assembly Lock layer. This double nut mechanism is to prevent the rotor from coming apart when it is rotating at high speeds.
6. No hydrogen is produced using the wind turbine outdoors.
If the wind speed is not sufficient electricity will not be created. Use a common desk fan with faster wind speed to perform the electrolysis using the electrolyzer, or conduct the experiment under stronger wind conditions.
7. If the fuel cell and electrolyzer becomes flooded with water.
a) Use the syringe to clear the water out of the fuel cell.
b) Use the hair drier to blow hot air towards the fuel cell and the nozzles on each side.   *Make sure you blow warm air towards the fuel cell.
8. The fuel cell can not generate electricity while there is hydrogen still left in the hydrogen container.
a) Push the purging valve to release tiny amount of hydrogen.
b) Use the syringe to push the water out of the fuel cell.

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