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Small Wind Entry Level Program

Learn the basics of wind energy, measuring the wind resource, technology, and design

Course Details

This two day long seminar will cover the fundamentals of wind technology.   Perfect for sales or business professionals, you will learn principals of estimating the wind resource, system design, power production, and site survey.  

Highlights: 

- Introduction to the Wind Energy Industry

- System Design Principals

- Estimating the Wind Resource

- Site Survey Issues


Course Modules
  • SW-101 Solar Wind Terminology

    • Solar wind mechanics
    • Solar wind terminology

  • SW-102 Solar Wind Industry, History and Trends

    • The history of solar wind
    • Understanding the industry segments
    • Future projectons and costs
    • Government incentives

  • SW-103: Mechanics of Solar Wind

    • HAWT
    • VAWT
    • Advantages & Disadvantages
    • Kinetic Energy
    • Betz Law
    • Efficiency
    • Truth about birds
    • Truth about noise

  • SW-210 Introduction to Electricity on Small Wind Systems

    • Electrical diagrams
    • Grid tied/Off grid
    • Battery systems
    • Grounding
    • Nacelle
    • Blade mounting
    • Direct drive Vs Induction generators
    • Advantages & disadvantages

  • SW-211 Unit 1 Solar Wind Safety

    • Crane & rigging
    • Head & eye protection
    • Harnesses
    • Rescue kit
    • Communication

  • SW-212 : Wind Speed & Site Analysis

    • Wind shear exponent
    • Turbulence
    • Wind maps
    • Siting

  • SW-213 : Small Wind Foundations

    • Pad & pier
    • Rebar
    • Concrete
    • Geological survey
    • Construction permit
    • Drilled foundations
    • Bad engineering
    • Weather

  • SW-214 : Tower Installation

    • Monopole towers
    • Guyed towers
    • Lattice towers
    • Tower constructions
    • Tools needed

  • SW-223 : Small Wind System Commissioning & Performance Verification

    • Public utility involvment
    • Final saftey check
    • Site clean up
    • Initialization
    • System ready
    • Motoring
    • Braking
    • Maintenance agreements
    • Inspection
    • Severe faults
    • Envirnomental faults
    • Tech support
    • Production meter
    • Private networks