Gainesville, Fla.—NCCER is proud to announce the release of Introduction to Wind Energy.  This stand-alone module provides basic information on wind energy and wind power technology. It defines how wind generates power, discusses the two wind turbine types and covers the advantages and disadvantages of wind-generated electricity.

This module is the first in a series supporting a three-year curriculum of wind turbine maintenance training that is based on the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Core Skill Set for Wind Turbine Service Technicians. 

“This module sets the stage for those who want to get started in a career as a wind energy technician. Combined with Level One of NCCER’s Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician Program, this training aligns to the Core Skill Sets prescribed by AWEA and to the work processes defined by the Department of Labor. Every instructor should add this module to their set of critical teaching tools for wind energy training,” stated Tom Lieurance, lead instructor for Columbia Gorge Community College. (Columbia Gorge Community College is one of the first recipients of AWEA’s Seal of Approval for wind turbine service technician programs.)

NCCER is committed to providing the curriculum the industry needs to stay on the forefront in training. Look for more renewable energy titles to be released by NCCER this summer and fall.