Small wind turbines have capacity ratings from 1 to 100 kilowatts (kW) and can produce power for a residential home, farm, small business, school or campus.
A basic outline of the major steps in planning a small wind project.
With support from the Minnesota Office of Energy Security, Windustry partnered with wind installer experts to develop a Small Wind Installer Training Curriculum designed to prepare technical students for engagement in the growing small wind industry. Working with two of the nation's foremost small wind installers and trainers, Windustry created a cutting edge, state-of-the-art curriculum.
This curriculum, the first such standardized small wind installer curriculum of its kind in the country, was used in a special “Train-the-Trainer” session offered at the University of Minnesota-Morris in the spring of 2011. The seventeen instructors from Minnesota community and technical colleges who participated in the course are now using the curriculum to teach would-be installers in their home schools across the state.
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