An in-depth look at wind power.
Join students from CAT’s Masters degree in Sustainability in Energy Provision and Demand Management for an intensive study week exploring all the key aspects of generating electricity from wind.
- Duration: five days
- Upcoming dates: please see booking section below for all available dates
- Start and finish times: starts at 11am and ends at 4pm on the last day
- Fees: waged £750; low waged / concessions £700
- Includes: tuition, all materials, full board shared accommodation
- What to bring: as this is a highly practical course, safety boots are required and waterproof clothing is recommended
What you will learn
Gain an informed understanding of wind power generation from a number of different perspectives, including technological aspects, the policy environment, maintenance needs, environmental benefits and impacts.
Topics covered include:
- Technological aspects of wind generation
- Assessing wind resource using complex and simple methods
- Site development issues both onshore and offshore
- Planning impact assessment, and social attitudes
- Wind economics and policy support
- Current market for wind energy, the potential for wind, and policy measures to deliver the potential
- Niches for wind, small schemes, onsite generation and community owned schemes
- International comparisons
Joining this module as a short course offers networking opportunities and enables you to become part of the wider network of CAT Masters students working in the field of sustainability.
All content of the course is taught through lectures, seminars, practical workshops, presentations and demonstrations, and throughout this process an active exchange of views and opinions is encouraged.
Meet your tutors
You will be taught by a range of expert lecturers and guest lecturers from CAT’s Graduate School of the Environment.