Small wind turbine installation course announced, Cape Cod

Submitted by Richard Lawrence
2007-05-07 15:43:01

In June, interested homeowners, businesses, and contractors will have a rare opportunity to learn first hand how to properly site, specify, permit, and install a residential scale wind energy system by participating in week long workshop organized by Cape & Islands Self-Reliance. The workshop is part of a broader workforce development effort of the Cape and Islands Renewable Energy Collaborative among whose participants are: Cape Cod Community College, Cape Cod Economic Development Council, Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Clean Energy Design, and the Cape’s two regional technical high schools.
medium wind turbine

This six-day apprentice-level workshop will take place from Monday, June 18 through Saturday, June 23, 2007 in Harwich, Massachusetts. The workshop classes will take place at the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, and the hands-on installation will be at a near-by residence.

The installation will feature a grid-connected 2.5 kW Tulipo™ turbine that will be mounted on a counter-balanced, tilt-up, mono-pole tower.

The workshop will be taught by Ian Woofenden (Northwest Coordinator for Solar Energy International and Senior Editor of Homepower Magazine), Richard Lawrence (Director of Special Projects and Education at Cape and Islands Self-Reliance and adjunct professor at Cape Cod Community College), and Tom Wineman (Principal and Lead Installer of Clean Energy Design, Osterville, MA).

*Renewable energy practitioners looking to learn more about wind siting and installation
*People who are interested in small-scale wind systems or getting into the renewable energy field
*Home, farm, and business owners who are thinking about purchasing and/or installing a small wind system
*Students and Teachers of sustainable energy topics

On-line registration and more information can be found on Self-Reliance’s website or by calling 508-563-6633. Flyer/registration form is also attached to this e-mail.
Cost of workshop is $650, which includes continental breakfast and lunch each day, comprehensive handouts, and a textbook (“Wind Power” by Paul Gipe).

Cape and Islands Self Reliance

Cape Cod Community College
Cape Cod Economic Development Council
Clean Energy Design
Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

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