The WindSmith Academy, is a wind energy / wind turbine educational facility of the American Wind Power Center located in Lubbock, Texas. WindSmith Academy's Spring 2012 class is full. The dates for additional classes have not yet been set.
This comprehensive two day school will cover the basic tenets of wind power generation and give students the opportunity to climb the Center's 50 meter Vestas wind turbine tower.
Completion of these courses will provide a learning experience for those interested in continuing their education in more formal wind power classes at area universities or colleges.
After this school, anyone interested in working in the wind fields will have the experience to determine if this exciting field of employment is best for them. Others who need or just want to learn about this new field of energy can learn how wind turbines work, what land areas are best for their use and what wind is needed to make wind turbines perform best.
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Other topics of interest covered in the school include the history and transition of wind turbines, wind turbine erection, electrical transmission and how utilities interface with wind farms.
The Wind Smith Academy is sponsored in part by: Xcel Energy