Small Wind Turbine Installation Workshop


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). The course will cover in detail all the steps for a successful project including timelines, initial planning stages, siting considerations, wind resource assessments and energy production estimates, tower considerations, zoning requirements, interconnection, insurance, used equipment, permitting, equipment assembly, decommissioning, plus much more.

Who Should Attend?

New and existing small wind installers, MN small wind manufacturers, electricians, consultants, PV installers interested in wind, and Minnesota Renewable Energy Society members.

Registration priority will be given through July 20, 2009, for those already on the waiting list from the last course. After that date, registration priority will be given to new installers, electricians, consultants, and manufacturers


The workshop will be lead by one of the foremost small wind industry experts, RoyButler. Roy Butler of Four Wind Renewable Energy has more than 12 years of design and installation experience with grid-tied and off-grid wind electric systems. Roy has been very active on the educational front over the last 7 years, as a trainer and presenter at more than 75 workshops. He is also on the NABCEP Technical Review Committee for wind installer certification, and organizer and presenter for the national Small Wind Conference in Wisconsin, a board member of the Small Wind Certification Council and a technical editor for Home Power Magazine.


Minneapolis Electrical JATC
13100 Frankfort Parkway St.
St. Michael, MN 55376

Course Fee

The course fee is $175.00 for Minnesota residents and those working primarily in Minnesota, or $225.00 for out-of-state participants not primarily working in Minnesota. The fee includes lunches and the resource manual Power from the Wind by Dan Chiras. Priority will be given to those on the April waiting list as well as JATC members through July 20th.


For general questions on the workshop, contact the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society at or (612) 308-4757.

Windustry is a sponsor of this event.

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