Germany, Kassel

Wind Energy

when 22 August 2016 - 27 August 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 10 ECTS
fee EUR 1350

This Wind Energy course will consist of a theoretical aspect made up of lectures, presentations,
and exercises along with a practical aspect where participants will have the chance to visit a
German manufacturer of a wind power plant and take part in a sight tour of a wind farm and
climb a wind turbine. These activities provide participants the opportunity to discuss their
topics of interest with experts, producers, and potential business partners. The training
facilities used by the German Academy for Renewable Energy and Environmental Technology,
are some of the most up to date facilities in the Renewable Energy sector today. This provides
participants the chance to take part in courses that are custom designed to their needs in both
on-and off-shore specialities, at a high level of learning intensity and efficiency.

Course leader

Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES)

Target group

Engineers, technicians, professional, decision makers, experts, academic scholars, industry newcomers, as well as practitioners of manufacturers, suppliers, operators, developers and investors in the renewable energy sector with basic knowledge pertaining to electrical engineering and/or mechanical engineering.

Course aim

This one week course is dedicated to wind energy. What are the different technologies used in wind turbines, and what are their advantages and disadvantages? How much wind do we have? How can we connect our wind farm to the grid? Resource assessment and grid connection are two aspects of the project cycle which will be presented and discussed in more detail, since they are the most important aspects of a successful project.
You will receive a short introduction to the leading software tool for wind farm planning. A field trip to one of the most successful manufacturers of wind turbines worldwide will give insight in producing and assembling the components, and will show the biggest onshore wind turbine with a performance of 7.5 MW. A visit of a wind farm with access to a wind turbine (AN Bonus 1.3, Siemens Company) complements the lessons - an outstanding experience not only interesting for wind energy experts.

Credits info

10 ECTS
A certificate of participation will be handed out upon completion, to participants who have attended at least 90% of the course.

Fee info

EUR 1350: Covers tuition fees for the Wind Energy course, course materials, documentation, site tours,
coffee break & fruit, and a program certificate.
Early bird price: book before 30th of April 2016 and pay only *EUR 1250!
CHF 1750: Covers tuition fees for the Wind Energy course, course materials, documentation, site tours,
coffee break & fruit a program certificate, accommodation with breakfast buffet, in a single room at the Hotel
Chassalla*** (7 nights).
Early bird price: book before 30th of April 2016 and pay only *EUR 1650!

**A THIRD FEE IS AVAILABLE FOR 1840EUR
cover tuition fees for the Wind Energy course, course materials, documentation, site tours,
coffee break & fruit, a program certificate, accommodation in a single room with a generous breakfast buffet, WLAN
access, and access to the hotel’s wellness area at the City Hotel (7 nights).
Early bird price: book before 30th of April 2016 and pay only *EUR 1740!

Group rates and room sharing available on request.

Scholarships

Unfortunately we ourselves do not offer scholarships, but you are welcome to request funding from organisations by sending them our course brochure.