Homebrew Wind Power - Wind Turbine Design and Construction

Homebrew Wind Power - Wind Turbine Design and Construction

Event Date(s): 
09/21/15 to 09/26/15
Organized/Hosted by: 
Buckville Energy Consulting LLC


Antioch College
One Morgan Place
Yellow Springs
United States

For More Information:

(970) 672-4342

Wind is the most difficult renewable resource to harvest, because it changes wildly and unpredictably compared to more steady solar, hydro and biofuel energy sources. This also makes wind power an excellent teaching tool. While this course is open to the general public, a large number of past students are professional educators who wished to start a wind power curriculum at their high school, vo-tech school or community college. The course is also attractive to educators because it is multi-disciplinary, involving math, physics, electrical theory, woodworking, metalworking, welding, and more.

For renewable energy professionals, wind power systems are very rare compared to PV, and few installers get much chance for hands-on experience. This class gives hands-on training in not only wind power system installation, towers, balance of system, troubleshooting and maintenance, but also into how wind turbines are designed and built. Students learn the principles of wind turbine design, plus safe and sturdy construction techniques, and are thus better able to evaluate, compare and select commercial wind turbines for possible installations for their clients.

Students who successfully complete this class will receive 48 continuing education credits hours through The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). Please visit our Accreditation Page, or contact us for more information.

Trainings, Workshops, Courses and Seminars
Dan Bartmann, Dan Fink
Course Instructor Credentials: 
ISPQ Independent Instructor Certification
Training Provider Credentials: 
ISPQ Continuing Education Provider Accreditation
Course Hours Count Toward: 
NABCEP Continuing Education PV Installer Recertification