Renewables for Households: Wind Turbines (Only four places left)January 13, 2024
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Rethinking household energy provision – an in depth look at small scale wind turbines.
Whether you’re thinking of installing wind turbines at home, in your community or for your business, this one day course will give you an in depth understanding of the factors you’ll need to consider. Through a mixture of lectures and hands on sessions, the course will cover wind turbine selection, operation and installation.
- Duration: one day
- Upcoming date: Saturday 22nd April 2023
- Start and finish times: starts at 9:30am and ends at 4.00pm
- Fee: £125
- Includes: tuition, buffet lunch.
- What to bring: waterproof clothing is recommended
- Terms and Conditions:
- you must be 18 years or over to attend our courses.
- For full list of terms and conditions click here
What you will learn
This course will give you the ability to decide if a wind turbine is suited to your needs, develop a cost benefit analysis and quantify the potential emissions reductions.
We’ll explore methods of wind data collection and analysis, quantifying the available resource of a site. Then, through a range of lectures and hands on sessions, we’ll look at turbine sizing and selection, positioning, installation and connection. The course will also cover basic wind turbine operational physics, focusing on 12/24/48V DC machines.
A basic knowledge of MS Excel (or equivalent) is desirable for this course.
Renewables for Households courses
This course is part of a series exploring renewable energy technologies for households. Each course can be taken as a standalone or as a series where they will equip you with the skills and knowledge to implement different renewable technologies in your home.
- Renewables for Households: Insulation – Saturday 18th November 2023
- Renewables for Households: Wind Turbines – Saturday 13th January 2024
- Renewables for Households: Heat Pumps – Saturday 13th April 2024
- Renewables for Households: Solar Hot Water – Saturday 18th May 2024
- Renewables for Households: Solar PV – Saturday 29th June 2024
Meet your tutor
Alan is a Chartered Energy Engineer and lecturer on our postgraduate courses here at CAT. His research ranges from numerical modelling of sustainable energy systems and resources in Europe, to developing international sustainable energy policy and strategy in post-conflict/post-disaster areas of South East Asia.
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