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Upcoming events sponsored by NREL, industry partners and universities are listed below. If you have a question about an event, contact the person listed for the specific event. If no contact is listed, or if you have a more general question about the events page, send your comments to Sarah Barba.

Wind Site Assessor Training

July 1 - August 4, 2013

The course will work online July 1-28, 2013, and then face-to-face on August 3-4. Participants in this online/hands-on hybrid course will learn how to perform a site assessment for a small wind system. The course will cover how to evaluate a site's wind energy potential, determine wind speeds at proposed heights, make a load profile for a client's energy needs, determine appropriate tower heights, and estimate kWh output for a system based upon wind resources.

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Oregon WindSenators Training  

August 5 - 9, 2013

  • Portland , OR
  • Contact: Michael Arquin, Kidwind Project 877-917-0079

Learn about wind energy from the experts and share this knowledge with teachers and students in your state or region. This training is a unique opportunity which combines improving your knowledge about wind energy science and teaching about wind in K-12 classrooms using a wide array of curricula and educational materials.

There are over 91 WindSenators in 26 states. These highly qualified and dedicated educators (k thru college) have impacted thousands of teachers and hundreds of thousands of students in the last four years through teacher workshops, KidWind Challenges, and a variety of engaging regional events.

The five-day training program will provide hands-on instruction about wind energy science and technology using a variety of subjects (physics, technology, biology, earth and environmental science) and includes in-depth training on WindWise and KidWind materials and curricula. There will also be a number of guest speakers from the wind industry, and tours of local wind facilities. Existing WindSenators will be instructors and available to talk about how they have implemented training programs in their states.

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North American Wind Energy Academy 2013 Symposium  

August 6 - 8, 2013

  • Boulder , CO

The North American Wind Energy Academy (NAWEA) is composed of universities, research laboratories, and industry participants dedicated to coordinating wind energy research and education activities in order to advance the state of wind energy technology and to develop the next generation of wind energy engineers, researchers, scientists, and innovators.

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