- Teaching and trainingThe future of VET
I am Yasin Savaş, the Leader of the Istanbul Renewable Energy Department Group and the Chief of Renewable Energy Technologies. I am doing my academic PhD in Energy Systems Engineering.
We started to establish a Hybrid Education and Hybrid Energy laboratory with the contributions and efforts of my colleagues Ayhan Hafuzoğlu and Mehmet Çamlibel at ISOV Dinçkök MTAL, which is the Vocational High School I teach at.
The laboratory, which we call ‘HYBRID LAB’ is the first and only open-air laboratory in Turkey. Wind energy and solar energy training can be carried out in the laboratory together in practice.
The laboratory, which is suitable for hybrid training, can also provide online training and is equipped to mentor surrounding energy companies. With the laboratory generating power from green energy, the exterior lighting of our school is provided off-grid.
The Hybrid Energy laboratory has wind turbines – one horizontal, and one vertical. Also, there are monocrystal solar panels, an energy storage area, solar signalling equipment, and finally a wind measuring pole and station. Energy production data are kept for the Besiktas region. Green energy education has become a reality.