By John Onuorah.
Wavetra Energy Academy becomes the first renewable energy institute to teach Wind turbine generator installation and maintenance. With centers in Lagos, Asaba, Delta state, Port Harcourt in Rivers State.
Nigeria with an Average wind speed of 3.5 m/s and 7.5 m/s in the south and north areas respectively has the potential to diversify her source of power generation and reduce dependency on the grid and oil, with stakeholders in the energy sector turning a blind eye on the opportunity that lay waste in this sector one is left to wonder how long the sector will remain inactive and what future opportunities lay for the sector.
In 2007, Katsina was announced to become the first recipient of a 10MW wind power plant in Nigeria, part of the federal government’s vision on the need to diversify the country’s economy mix and boost electricity generation in the country, the vast wind resources in the north of the country were the main drivers for governmental support for this pioneer project in Nigeria.
However, While projects like these are laudable and praise worthy, its is Vital that as the renewable energy industry grow, specifically Wind turbine technology, accommodation must be made for the training capable local manpower on the principle and application of electricity generation using wind turbine, this is of utmost importance as the rate of development of any sector of the economy is tied to the quality workforce available to service it.
Wavetra Energy Academy understands this principles and its application and has become the first Renewable Energy company in West Africa to offer hands on training simultaneously on both wind turbine and solar technology, with training facilities spread across three cities in Nigeria’s Lagos, Asaba,and Portharcourt, Qualified tech experts from reputable Engineering Institutes across the world, Learning wind turbine generator Installation and maintainance has been made accessible to million of Nigerians who would rather not have found it.
Wavetra Energy Academy with an in-depth curriculum that covers structure and aerodynamics of a wind turbine generator, Wind turbine material and structural mechanics, gives learners insights to the principles of aerodynamics, why they are designed, and how they are designed. Testing, measurement and interpretation of wind data, exposes learners how wind data can be analysed to understand and interpret them in order adapt them to the reality of your client’s power need. Wind turbine integration into solar system hybrid solution, allows learners to understand how to integrate hybrid renewable energy solutions in the form solar and wind turbine to serve you energy needs.
Control and protection system in Wind turbine generator installation, offers students in the academy practical examples on how to protect your systems using tools and appliances and accessories on site. Wind turbine tower and Wind turbine foundation installation offers onsite practicals on principles necessary to install and assemble a wind turbine and safety precautions to take while working onsite.
Wind turbine generator assembly, Wind turbine installation and Wind turbine site selection and evaluation offers learner with vital points to consider before choosing a site to install your wind turbine.
Co-operations as well as government institutions are looking for ways to cut down cost of electricity usage, and it has been proven that wind as a means of generating electricity is cost effective, while this can be counted as an upside of using wind generator, many commentators and stakeholders in the industry have come to recognize the possibility of eradicating unemployment, according to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, wind sector employs more than 100,000 workers, and wind turbine technician is one of the fastest growing American jobs, wind has the potential to support more than 600,000 jobs in manufacturing, installation, maintenance, and supporting services by 2050.
Our world is experiencing global warming due to climate change caused by the release of harmful carbon into the atmosphere and countries around the world are setting up laws and regulations to mitigate the harmful effect of these gases on our planet, these regulations advise that renewable energy in form of wind turbines to be used as a means of electricity generation Instead of the traditional methods which are quite harmful, the implication is that by 2025, the renewable industry will experience a boom that has never been seen before, more people will switch to renewable forms of energy and learning this skill will mean a lot of people will be gainfully employed.
One problem that has been recurrent in the energy sector is sustainability, Inventions come and go but sustainable inventions will stand the test of time, this also brings to fore the underlying question of the sustainability of wind as a means to generating electricity. Considering the fact that the annual average wind speed for north and south of Nigeria is 7.5 m/s and 3.5 m/s respectively, it can be said that wind technology has come to stay and without doubt viable, another issue raised in the installation of wind turbine is the availability of space for installation, although these is a real cause of concern for installers and technicians, installation can be done on existing farms further alluding to the fact that a separate space for installation is not that important where the availability of space is a major concern.
For Africa, touted the “sleeping giant” opportunities abound for harnessing the power of the wind and powering economies and countries which has hitherto remained elusive to successive governments in the 54 countries across Africa, with its rich Natural resources its time “the sleeping giant” wakes and achieve her full potential but who is willing to wake the sleeping giant?
In Nigeria, the unemployment monster is raising its head albeit gradually, but the advent of the recent novel coronavirus has emboldened her and skyrocketed the figures, while the government is doing all it can to halt the situation from escalating further, citizens must play their own part too and it starts with acquiring relevant skill in a growing industry like the renewable energy industry specifically a skill in wind turbine which Wavetra Academy is offering the masses at a rate lower than $100.
Join Wavetra Energy Academy Wind turbine installation training in Lagos, Asaba, Port Harcourt today!
Call/Whatsapp 08157171707, 07026058888 for more information.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
At the end of the course, you would be able to do the following:
- Introduction to Wind energy and how wind turbine generator works
- Wind and structure and aerodynamics of a wind turbine generator
- Wind turbine material and structural mechanics
- Testing, measurement and interpretation of wind data
- Wind turbine integration into solar system hybrid solution
- Control and protection system in Wind turbine generator installation
- Wind turbine tower and Wind turbine foundation installation
- Wind turbine generator assembly
- Wind turbine installation
- Wind turbine site selection and evaluation.
This course is aimed at Students, graduates, NYSC members, Engineers, Home owners, Architects, Property Developers, Consultants, anyone that has interest in Renewable energy or who want, to have a good understanding of Solar Photovoltaic.