Training and courses covering urban wind issues

 

Centre for Alternative Technology
- Sustainable Energy Courses & Accredited Courses for Installers
www2.cat.org.uk/shortcourses

Construction Training Services
- focused fundamental courses for the alternative energy sector, including 3-day and 8-day Domestic Wind Turbines Courses.
www.constructiontrainingservices.co.uk

CREST
- annual Wind Power Summer School that caters for professional engineers and non-specialists alike.
http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/el/research/crest/education-shortcourses.html

Hugh Piggott
- courses are to teach you how to build a wind generator. http://www.scoraigwind.com/buildyo/index.htm

Open University
- second level technology module T206 "Energy for a sustainable future".  It covers all energy types, but there is a useful coverage of wind energy.
www3.open.ac.uk/courses/bin/p12.dll?C01T206

Proven Energy
- an installer training course for new installers and wind turbine enthusiasts covering installation, maintenance and rudimentary operation of its turbines.
www.provenenergy.co.uk/windturbines_installer_training.php

A number of other companies also run courses specific to the installation of specific makes of turbine.

Wind Energy Systems Centre, University of Strathclyde
- will offer fifty PhD studentships over five years, from October 2009. These will help students become technical wind energy experts and also to study the broader social, political and economic contexts of wind power. www.strath.ac.uk/features/engineeringrenewableenergy

The BWEA website lists other university courses on wind energy and renewables
www.bwea.com/edu/courses.html