Just graduated and checking out what is happening in the current and future markets? Looking for a career move as you are bored with your current position?
Have you ever thought about wind power or wind energy creation? Wind power is arguably the fastest emergent form of world alternative energy today and so wind training qualifications or others in the same field would be a great starting point. Generally you will gain a basic understanding (and in some cases some hands on training) in the wind power generation business.
There are schools all across USA with new ones emerging each year and degree programs are also offered by some foremost universities.
Here are some of the classes currently being offered
- wind system technicians
- programmable controllers,
- industrial controls and motors,
- industrial codes and troubleshooting,
Mechanical engineers will always be required in the wind energy industry so you don’t have to earn an engineering degree to learn the basics of wind energy.
Research facilities offering the latest development testing are available from some schools and of course research will always be a main foundation for testing and improving the wind energy technology of the future. A Texas school for example is offering the following laboratory facilities
- 200m tower,
- low-level profiler,
- weather balloon facility,
- SMART-R mobile radar,
- boundary layer wind tunnel
- a huge wind library
Research is and will always be a progressive provider to the wind energy arena so if you’re previous interests were in disciplines such as these
- behavioral science
- social science
Then wind research may be just what you were looking for.
CERET stands for Consortium for Education in Renewable Energy Technology and is becoming increasingly well known to students of renewable energy giving certification to a study program necessary for those starting out in careers such as
- Renewable energy technologies
- Alternative vehicle fuels
- Energy management
The world’s energy needs are continuously increasing year on year so new energy technologies must evolve to meet these future challenges. So, wherever your current interest happens to lay the future growth in renewable energy research, development, manufacturing and management will all require further tutoring in order to phase in these new technologies of tomorrow.