Renewable Energy in particular Wind and Solar has become mainstay in meeting energy needs having achieved grid parity in term of costs as well as technical requirement. The wind energy has proved a highly successful energy option with installation of over 522 GW worldwide as on April 2018. It is estimated that viable wind power potential across globe is 72 TW, which is four times more than the current World’s total energy demand. The major wind generator installation is in USA, some of the European countries and Asian countries like China and India and other countries catching up with the rest. Lack of skilled human resource has been one of the main barriers that hinders wind and other renewable energy integration.
The global market for small wind turbines (SWTs) has been on the upswing over the last two to three years, which can be deployed for a diverse pool of applications, both in 'grid-tied' and 'stand- alone' modes. The recorded small wind capacity installed worldwide has reached more than 755 MW by end of 2013 and China contributes 41%, USA 30% and UK 15%. Based on the world distribution of turbine manufacturers, the production of small wind remains concentrated in few world regions in China, in North America and in several European countries. Developing countries continue to play a minor role in small wind manufacturing.
The National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India has pioneered in promoting wind Energy and has contributed for promotion of wind energy as one of the primary energy sources in India. Decades of concerted efforts have started to yield gratifying results and today, Wind power contributes about 10% (34,046 MW) of the total Indian energy mix of 3,43,788 MW and stands fourth in terms of installed wind power capacity worldwide as on April 2018. Small wind is the best decentralized form suitable for Urban setup and can work in complimentary pattern with Solar roof top. To highlight, NIWE has so far successfully organized 28 international training courses, wherein 572 professionals from over 80 countries have been trained and has also organized 27 national training courses and trained about 1300 professionals which includes special course on Small Wind Turbine design, installation and maintenance. With this vast experience, India can incorporate lessons learnt from its own experience to foster growth elsewhere in the globe. In this context, a five weeks International Training Course is scheduled by NIWE. The Course is sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India, under ITEC programme.
The course content for the training has been carefully thought out syllabus with speciﬁc subject experts giving lectures and going through speciﬁc case studies such that, at the end of the course considerable useful knowledge transfer is perceived.
The course will address the following aspects:
The course is designed such a way that the participants will themselves design the parts / components of the Small Wind Turbines from the low cost and locally available materials, construct, Installation, commission and erection of the turbine to produce power and also Operation Maintenance practices. The participants will spent more time at the laboratory for practicals.
The course duration will be 31 days from 14th November - 14th December 2018.
The venue for the programme will be the Conference Hall of National Institute of Wind Energy, Chennai, India.
The course will be useful for anyone involved in wind energy or those who are looking for an introduction. Persons from the following ﬁelds will ﬁnd this course very relevant.
The resource persons for the training course would be scientists / engineers of NIWE, Small Wind Turbine Manufacturers, Experts and Engineers, who have contributed significantly for the development of small wind turbine technology. The design, construction and maintenance of small wind turbine part will be done by the Engineers of Minvayu, Auroville, Tamil Nadu near Pondicherry, who have rich experience in design, construction, supply and providing training for the rural mechanics to build, install and maintain low cost wind turbines with local materials.
There is NO COURSE FEE for the participnats of ITEC partner countries and is fully funded by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India under ITEC programme. The funding includes to and fro air fare, local travels, accommodation, living allowance and book allowance. Accommodation provided will be of international standards.
Applicants are required to apply for ITEC training programme by ﬁlling up the online application form and take a print out of ﬁlled form. This form is to be submitted to the nodal / designated Government Department / Agency of applicant’s country.
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