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WO 201.01 Wind Site Assessor Training

Course Description

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.

To receive a MREA Wind Site Assessor Certificate you will need to perform two practice site
assessments, pass a written test, and pay a $50 exam fee.

Format for this course:

The course will work online July 1-28, 2013, and then face-to-face on August 3-4.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Approximate the load to be met with wind energy
  • Identify and recommend system placement options
  • Recommend appropriate tower heights and types
  • Quantify the wind resource at recommended hub heights
  • Size a wind system to meet a home or business owner’s electric energy goals
  • Provide equipment vendor information
  • Provide a general cost estimate
  • Know what to include in a wind site assessment report

Recognized CEU's for Licensed Professionals

  • NABCEP recognizes advanced-level training by ISPQ Accredited training organizations to meet NABCEP CE requirements. MREA is an ISPQ accredited training organization. See or contact NABCEP at 800-654-0021 for more details on recertification.
  • 12.0 credit hours for Wisconsin Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification

Course Instructors:

Jenny Heinzen, Midwest Renewable Energy Association


W 101 Introduction to Wind Systems

Required Materials:


  • A computer
  • A phone
  • Basic computer skills
  • Computer browser such as Firefox or Safari (not Internet Explorer) with pop-ups enabled for the course
  • Adobe Reader
  • Calculator


  • Pen or pencil
  • Paper
  • Calculator
  • Lunch

Being an Individual Membership gets you $20 off of each course. Not a member, but want to be? Simply go to the membership page to become one.

July 1st, 2013 12:00 AM   through   August 4th, 2013 5:00 PM
7558 Deer Rd.
Midwest Renewable Energy Association
Custer, WI 54423
United States

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Phone: 715-592-6595
Non-Member Price $ 570.00
Member Price $ 550.00

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