Small Wind Site Assessor Training

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Hiawatha, Iowa - This W 201_03 Small Wind Site Assessor Training workshop will help participants learn how to evaluate a site's wind energy potential, determine wind speeds at proposed heights, make a load profile for a client's energy needs, determine appropriate tower heights, and estimate kWh output for a system based upon wind resources.

The training will lead participants through the background information required to perform wind site assessments for the Focus on Energy program and other state incentive programs, for the home or business owner to assess their site, and for taking the Wind Site Assessor Certification Test. Recommended for professionals looking to begin in the wind business, beginner wind dealers, educators, and homeowners.

Course Objectives:

  • conduct a basic electrical load and energy use analysis
  • make energy efficiency recommendations
  • determine the minimum acceptable tower height for the site
  • evaluate the site's wind energy potential and determine wind speed at the proposed tower height
  • make recommendations for a renewable energy systems and towers to meet the client's needs
  • estimate kWh outputs for the proposed systems based on the wind resource
  • provide information and guidance on appropriate siting and location for a wind energy system
  • provide a general cost estimate for the system
  • provide a list of the next steps in installing a wind energy system, including permitting, utility interface, insurance, potential dealers or installers, and funding opportunities

Prerequisites: W 101: Introduction to Wind Systems

I-Renew training workshops are designed for home and business owners who want to expand their knowledge base to become familiar with technologies and sytem types. These trainings are also approriate for professional, certified contractors who would like to expand their skill set and become certified in renewable energy.

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