10 W 101.01 Introduction to Wind Systems

Milwaukee, WI
Saturday, March 27, 2010

10 W 101.01 Introduction to Wind Systems
Saturday, March 27, 2010 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Central Time)

MATC - Oak Creek Campus
6665 S. Howell Ave
Room numbers will be assigned at check-in
Milwaukee, WI 53154
United States

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Workshop Description

This one-day workshop is the introductory workshop to MREA wind systems training and is a prerequisite for all other MREA wind workshops. It is designed as the first step in a professional track or for people who have an interest in residential size wind systems for their home or business. The workshop will define wind energy, describe how residential wind energy systems work, and provide a basis for making informed decisions about the design, sizing, and siting of wind energy systems. As part of the workshop, participants receive the MREA Introduction to Wind Systems Training Manual.



Workshop Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:


·       Identify the components of a wind energy system and describe their function

·       Use the wind power equation to generally define proper wind system design and siting, including generator type, tower placement, and tower height

·       Differentiate between wind energy system designs, including collector types, speed control strategies, and tower types and describe their benefits and drawbacks

·       Describe wind energy system types and variations including utility intertie w/o batteries, utility intertie w/ batteries, stand alone, and wind/PV hybrid systems

·       Use local and web-based data sources to define the wind resource in a given area

·       Compare and contrast common wind generators and explain differences between rated and actual energy production

·       Use electrical load, wind resource, and production data to size a wind energy system

·       List and explain system siting strategies used to maximize wind quantity and quality

·       Apply appropriate siting strategies to determine a suitable site for a wind energy system



Course Instructor:  Clay Sterling, Midwest Renewable Energy Association


Course Materials/Prerequisites:
Materials Required:
Pencil or pen






Contact Information

  • Phone: 715-592-6595 Ext #112, Email: greta@the-mrea.org

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Payment Instructions

  • Non-Member Workshop Price: $110.00
    Member Workshop Price: $90.00
    RE Summit Attendee Price: $100.00

    If you need to pay with a check please call our office to complete your registration.

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