This course introduces the concepts of wind power and associated technology. The topics addressed include the principles of wind energy and resource assessment; rotor and blade designs; and the mechanical and electrical principles of wind turbine systems, the different types of applications, and the economics and current policies related to wind power. The lab portion of the course involves the installation of anemometry equipment and data evaluation; fabrication and testing of simple rotors and turbine systems; and monitoring and evaluation of installed systems.
2 hours of lecture, 2 hours of lab per week
[Course fee $25]