Vernier Software and Technology
Vernier Software & Technology

Renewable Energy with Vernier

The Renewable Energy with Vernier lab book features 26 experiments in wind and solar energy. The book contains a combination of explorations, traditional experiments, inquiry investigations, engineering projects, and more.


In Renewable Energy with Vernier, students learn about renewable energy, experiment with variables affecting power output from model wind turbines and solar panels, and engage in engineering projects such as building a wind farm or a solar charger to meet certain design criteria.

Aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), all of the experiments are designed to support students in three-dimensional learning. Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices, and Crosscutting Concepts are identified for each experiment within the Instructor pages.

Many of the experiments use the Vernier Energy Sensor and the Vernier Variable Load, two products that were designed to measure the power and energy output of renewable energy sources. The experiments also use the KidWind Advanced Wind Experiment Kits, KidWind 2V solar panels, and Solar Thermal Exploration Kit.

Included with Renewable Energy with Vernier

Electronic Version

  • EQuIP rubric friendly experiments—each shows connections to NGSS
  • 26 experiments and engineering projects in wind and solar energy
  • Access to up-to-date versions of the experiments
  • Essential teacher information for successful experiments and projects
  • Instructions for data collection with LabQuest App and Logger Pro 3
  • A generous site license—buy one book and duplicate labs for your class
  • Word-processing files of the student experiments, so you can edit the files to match your teaching preferences

Printed Lab Book

When you buy the printed lab book you receive all of the resources listed for the electronic version, plus a printed copy of the book.

Sensors and Interfaces for Experiments

Buy the sensors, interfaces, and accessories used for the experiments in this lab book.

Go to Renewable Energy Recommended Products


Select an experiment below to view an overview, objectives, necessary probeware, and standards correlations.

1Renewable Energy: Why is it So Important?
2What is Energy?
3Project: Energy Audit
4Voltage and Circuits
5Current and Resistors
6Mechanical Power
8Exploring Wind Turbines
9Effect of Load on Wind Turbine Output
10Blade Variables and Power Output
12Turbine Efficiency
13Power Curves
14Power and Energy
15Project: Maximum Energy Output
16Project: Build a Wind Farm
17Exploring Solar Panels
18AEffect of Load on Solar Panel Output
18BFill Factor and IV Curve of a Solar Panel
19Variables Affecting Solar Panel Output
20Effect of Temperature on Solar Panel Output
21Project: Build a Solar Charger
22Exploring Passive Solar Heating
23Variables Affecting Passive Solar Heating
24Exploring Solar Collectors
25Variables Affecting Solar Collectors
26Project: Solar Cooker
Go Direct® Light and Color Sensor
Light Sensor
Go Direct® Surface Temperature Sensor
Surface Temperature Sensor
Go Direct® Voltage Probe
Vernier Variable Load
Vernier Energy Sensor
Go Direct® Energy Sensor
KidWind Advanced Wind Experiment Kit
KidWind simpleGEN

KidWind simpleGEN (1)

KidWind 2V/400mA Solar Panel
Solar Thermal Exploration Kit

Sample Download

Preview "Exploring Wind Turbines" from Renewable Energy with Vernier. The preview download includes student instructions, teacher tips, sample data, and more.

Download sample experiment

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
Renewable Energy with Vernier (Electronic Version)REV-EContact Us
Renewable Energy with VernierREVContact Us

Related Products

Educational use only: Vernier products are designed for educational use. They are not appropriate for industrial, medical, or commercial applications. Product usage disclaimer »

Go to top