Wigton Windfarm Limited operates a 62.7MW wind generating facility, the largest of its kind in the English-Speaking Caribbean. The company’s vision is to be a catalyst for increased usage of wind power and other renewable energies for electricity generation. The company actively supports the growth of Jamaica’s renewable energy industry through the development of human capital by providing training for its own staff, external students and professionals.
In 2014 the British High Commission in Jamaica provided a grant of close to £27,900 to support the establishment of a renewable energy training lab at the Resource Centre. In addition, the Lab was outfitted with working models from the Renewables Academy (RENAC) in Germany which was financed by a partial grant received from OPEC Fund for International Development in December 2015.On November 2, 2016 the Wigton Renewable Energy Training Laboratory was officially opened by Dr the Honourable Andrew Wheatley. Wigton’s goal is for the lab to serve as a premier learning facility offering training in several aspects of renewable energy
The Wigton Windfarm lab was developed to offer practical and theoretical training courses in several areas of renewable energy
Get introduced to solar radiation energy and solar thermal technologies. Examine in detail the various procedures required to properly size solar thermal systems and to properly design safe and reliable solar thermal systems.
Study the wind energy resource and the wind turbine functions. Learn to evaluate the structural and logistical requirements of wind turbines/farms. Review and perform common wind
resource assessments. Illustrate a meteorological mast
assembly, and the instruments used to collect wind data
Learn the operating principles behind photovoltaic cells. Learn about the supporting components, equipment used, methods and procedures for correctly designing and sizing solar systems. Understand the legal and economic considerations associated with installing a solar system and much more
• Fuel cells
• Concentrated solar power
• Energy consumption and measurement
• Small hydro
Training Courses are certified by City & Guilds
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