Wave energy has a huge potential, but the amount of installations worldwide are still limited. What is the reason behind that? Why did many concepts fail? Is it possible at all to extract energy from the waves? The purpose of the course is to answer these questions and, at the same time, provide the participants with the basic knowledge needed to understand the technology. The course is spread over 5 days and will cover the history behind wave energy, the most common solutions adopted, the limitations of these machines and the good practices to follow when designing a wave energy installation.
Participants will get a good understanding of the environment these machinery should operate in and on the forces involved. Furthermore, principles of design and testing will be covered with a learn-by-doing approach, meaning that participants will build scale models, which they will be tested in real-life conditions. The course is the first step of a three-level series and it is a prerequisite to advance in level. At the end of the course Folkecenter will issue a certificate of completion, which will prove that the participants have learned and understood the fundamentals of renewable energy.
The purpose of the course is to form people on renewable energies, no matter what background do they come from; for this reason, the enrollment fee is designed to be as affordable as possible. We strongly support the participation of young and senior people, but also we want to encourage the presence of women in the renewable energy field and we want to do that by making the program more accessible to them. The table below summarizes the different enrollment fees.
Please, note that in case the minimum number of students is not reached, the course will be cancelled and the course fee will be refunded to the participants. Please, note that Folkecenter will not refund any other expense the participant has undergone through (e.g. transportation, accommodation, etc.).
In case of cancellation, participants will be informed no later than 15 days before the course starts.
There are too few women in the renewable energy technical field! As Folkecenter, we would like to do our part to increase their participation in the industry and we want to do so by providing them with a discount on our educational programs. Please, visit the Enrollment fee section.
It is also possible to pay the course fee in two or three instalments. The following tables represent the financing plans available:
Do you know someone who could be interested in our course? Surprise her/him by purchasing a course voucher! The beneficiary will have the chance to join our course for free. Please, note that we will need a confirmation whether the participant will join the March edition or a later one. For further information, please visit our FAQ section.
Registration to the course must be done here and the deadline for it is February 15, 2020. Please, note that there is a maximum number of participants: places will be assigned based on the first come/first served policy. In case the minimum participant number is not reached, the course will be cancelled. Participants will be notified latest 15 days before the first day of classes and the full course fee will be refunded. Please, note that Folkecenter will not refund any other expense the participant has undergone through (e.g. transportation, accommodation, etc.). :.
Participants can cancel their registration by writing a mail to Daniele Pagani, email@example.com. Please, note that the following policies apply:
Christian Nereus Grant
He has an education as technical designer and have been working for long time in the wave energy field. He has been site manager for the Wavestar platform in Hanstholm and worked also for Dexawave, after which he founded OctoMar Aps, a consulting company working with wave installations. At the moment, he collaborates with different wave projects (Nemos, Reesen Weves and Wavepiston) and is president of the Wave Energy Association and board member of the Partnership for Wave Power. With a daily work at DanWEC as a site manager, he has a unique position in understanding the challenges wave developers are in.
For any additional question related to the course, please contact Mr. Daniele Pagani, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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