With initiatives such as the U.S. Department of Energy’s “20% Wind Energy by 2030” outlining an exponential increase of wind energy capacity over the coming years, revolutionary educational reform is needed to meet the demand for education in the field of wind energy. How are we using AR and VR to power training and learning in renewable energy management? As one of the world’s largest man-made structures, wind turbines are getting bigger with technological advancements. Often installed in isolated places, getting up close to learn about one is even more difficult and costly.
Using the AVR Platform, students and trainees can now get up close to a wind turbine in their own living rooms. Safer, cheaper and completely immersive, AR and VR brings a whole new layer to understanding renewable energy. This hands on lesson helps students transfer learning concepts to practical application, solving one of the biggest issues of limited training due to cost and accessibility.