Small Wind Installer Training Curriculum

With support from the Minnesota Office of Energy Security, Windustry partnered with wind installer experts to develop a Small Wind Installer Training Curriculum designed to prepare technical students for engagement in the growing small wind industry. Working with two of the nation's foremost small wind installers and trainers, Windustry created a cutting edge, state-of-the-art curriculum.

This curriculum, the first such standardized small wind installer curriculum of its kind in the country, was used in a special “Train-the-Trainer” session offered at the University of Minnesota-Morris in the spring of 2011. The seventeen instructors from Minnesota community and technical colleges who participated in the course are now using the curriculum to teach would-be installers in their home schools across the state.

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Curriculum

Terms and Definitions for Small Wind Site Assessor

Lesson 2 

Wind Quantity 
Test Questions 
Teaching Ideas

Lesson 3.1

Wind Quality 
Test Questions 
Teaching Ideas

Lesson 3.2

What do you “see” at a site? 
Test Questions 
Teaching Ideas

Lesson 3.3

Displacement Height 
Teaching Ideas

Lesson 3.4

Re-evaluating wind shear values


Train the Trainer Forum

The Small Wind Installer Training Curriculum Forum is an interactive hub for instructors who have completed the Train-the-Trainer program, providing discussion and resource sharing.

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