Small Wind Site Assessment (W 201) ONLINE
Time limit: 365 days
Full course description
Prerequisite(s): W 101
This is an Online Independent Study Course:
- Registration is open all year at any time
- This is an independent study online course. Students can work through recorded presentations, and exercises at their own pace.
- Once the coursework is complete you will receive a Letter of Completion for the training.
- Students have one year to complete the course from the start date to receive credit.
Participants in this eight-hour course will learn how to perform a site assessment for a small wind system at a residence, small farm, or similar location. The course will cover how to evaluate a site’s wind energy potential, determine wind speeds at different tower heights, make a load profile based on energy needs, determine appropriate tower heights and types for the site, estimate energy output, and calculate ballpark costs.
Participants will learn what needs to be included in a professional, accurate, and unbiased site assessment report so potential small wind energy system owners can make an informed decision.
Course Instructor: Jenny Heinzen