Small Wind Installer's Apprentice Workshop in Bourne

Join this exciting workshop--help install an AIRcon S10 turbine

Participants in this workshop, sponsored by Cape & Islands Self Reliance, will install an AIRcon S10 turbine on a newly developed, counter balanced, tilt-up mono-pole tower.  this is a direct grid-interconnected 10 kilowatt turbine.  You will be part of a complete installation, from siting to interconnection to the grid. 

The workshop is scheduled for Monday, May 15 to Saturday, May 20, 2006 in Bourne.

Who should attend this workshop?

  • Renewable energy practitioners
  • People interested in small-scale wind systems
  • Homeowners and business owners who are planning to install a grid-tied wind system

The workshop includes an overview of the essentials for a small wind installation.  Topics include:

  • Small wind technology
  • Wind system components
  • Site analysis techniques
  • System sizing
  • Installation techniques & requirements

During this six (6) day workshop, participants will spend half the day in classroom sessions and the other half conducting hands on activities relating to the actual turbine installation.  This working workshop requires active participation.  Comprehensive handouts will be included. 

The workshop  will be taught by instructors, Ian Woofenden from Solar Energy International Home Power Magazine and Tom Wineman of Clean Energy Design.

The turbine will be installed at the Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, 221 Sandwich Road in Bourne.

The workshop costs $600 and those interested can find registration information at, [email protected] or 508-457-7679.  Lodging recommendations will also be posted on the site. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on