The founders have all worked at Gotland University which is a university undertaking cutting edge research relating to wind power. Sited on an island in the middle of the Baltic Sea, with several wind turbines in operation since the early 1990s, Gotland University started its first wind power education in 1997. Since then a dozen different courses have been developed as well as a master program - all focusing on different aspects of wind power. Campus courses and distance education courses have been offered in English, Swedish and Spanish, attracting students from all over the world.
Tore Wizelius has authored five books on wind power which are available worldwide and are used as course literature in several international universities. He has lectured since 1998 and developed a number of courses, some of which have been translated into Chinese and have been used by CEPRI in China.
- Developing Wind Power Projects, Earthscan
- Wind Power Plants and Project Development, PHI Learning, India
Jon Malmsten has worked as a university lecturer at Gotland University. He has also developed vocational training courses and customized courses on a consultancy basis.
Nils-Erik Norrby. Specialized in environmental- and spatial planning issues related to wind power
Walton Zou. Representative and contact person for Res-education in mainland China.
RES-Education teaches wind power at Folkuniversitetet in Gotenburg, Sweden. The course covers the environmental aspects of energy production in general and wind power specifically. Both on-shore and off-shore aspects are discussed. Spatial planning, noise, shadow and visual aspects are other topics addressed in this course
November. Visit to Cleveland, Ohio and Ann Arbor, Michigan. In Cleveland Tore made a presentation at Case Western Reserve University, together with Åke Pettersson Frykberg, CEO of ReWind Offshore AB, on offshore windpower project development, based on experiences from windfarms in Lake Vänern in Sweden.
In Ann Arbor Tore and Åke participated in a 2-day workshop on environment impacts from freshwater offshore windpower, organized by the Great Lakes Windpower Colloborative, and made presentations about the environment impact assessments for these windfarms in Sweden.
RES-Education organizes a two day educational conference together with Gotland University. Wind power basics, wind resources, wind power grid and economy are among the subject taught. A study visit to Näsudden wind park is also organized
In cooperation with Gotland University, RES-Education organized a two day conference comprising external speakers, a study visit to the local grid operators control unit and teaching in the subjects of wind power and grid integration and wind power and economy.