Small Wind Turbine Installation Workshop

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 UPDATE  The Small Wind Turbine Installation Workshop is now full, and registrations will be added to a waiting list in case of cancellations. Contact the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society for more information.

This three-day course will lead participants through all the necessary background information required to site and install a small wind turbine (up to 40 kW in capacity).

Due to increasing interest in renewable energy and residential-sized wind turbines, this three-day workshop is being offered to provide an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of small wind project development. The timeliness of this workshop complements the growing demand and interest in renewable energy.

Who should attend?
New & existing small wind installers,MN small wind manufacturers, electricians, consultants, PV installers interested in wind and Minnesota Renewable Energy Society members. Space is limited and is on a first-come, firstserved basis. Prospective attendees should have basic knowledge of electrical systems and concepts, such as the difference between energy (kWh) and power (kW).

The course will cover in detail all the steps for a successful project including timelines, initial planning stages, siting considerations, wind resource assessments & energy production estimates, tower considerations, zoning requirements, interconnection, insurance, used equipment, permitting, equipment assembly, decommissioning, plus much more. The workshop will be lead by one of the foremost small wind industry experts, Roy Butler.

Workshop registration is $150 in-state and $200 out-of-state, and includes lunches and the resource manual Power from the Wind by Dan Chiras with Mick Sagrillo and Ian Woofenden.

The Small Wind Turbine Installation Workshop is sponsored by Great River Energy, Minnesota Office of Energy Security, Minnesota Power. Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES), Windustry, and Xcel Energy.

You can register online at
For more information please see the attached PDF file below.

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