In this course the student will learn how wind turbines are designed and used, specifically for utility sized applications. Wind turbine technology is explained for various applications. A review of turbine components is discussed along with electrical implications. The conditions for optimum turbine performance are presented.
This course will be beneficial for a student with basic knowledge of wind turbine design interested in learning design aspects of turbine applications to power systems. It is also an excellent overview for those professionals working in the field of renewable energy.
The student is expected to read and review the material contained in the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Wind Turbine Technology Overview, October 2005.
The student must take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions at the end of this course to obtain 1 PDH credit.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Background on Wind Turbine Design
- Application of Wind Turbines to Utility Scale Applications
- Wind Turbine Components and Relationships
- Power Control
- Support Information for Wind Turbine Optimization
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