Wind-Electric Systems Maintenance and Repair

2009
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Guemes Island, WA

Wind-electric systems require the most maintenance and have the most problems of any renewable electricity system. This workshop will include a brief review of basic wind-electric system design principles and practice, and then focus on maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of these systems.

This is an advanced workshop, intended for experienced wind-electric system users, designers, and installers, or for those who have attended SEI's introductory wind workshop.

Classroom sessions will complement extensive hands-on work. Workshop participants will work on real-world wind-electric systems, including tilting down a tower, climbing and working on freestanding and guyed towers, and working on wind turbines and balance of systems components. At least half of this workshop will be hands-on work.

Topics include:

  • Wind Energy Basics Review
  • Tower Inspection & Safety
  • Tilting & Climbing Towers
  • Turbine Removal
  • Turbine Troubleshooting & Repair
  • Electrical & Mechanical Repair
  • System Maintenance
  • System Operation & Upgrade

Cost is $895. For more information contact SEI at sei@solarenergy.org or 970-963-8855.

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