WIND ENERGY 744/844 (14 - 19 Augusts 2017)
This module deals with the harvesting of energy from wind and water. It addresses the availability of the resources, the types of systems and machines, their capabilities and limitations, the processes of setting up such systems, and their associated costs and environmental impacts. The main elements of the course are listed below.
- Wind Power: Brief history, current state of industry and industry drivers. Predominant technologies, theory of operation, electromechanical and aerodynamic principles. Fundamentals of power quality and grid integration. Wind energy facility development process and methodologies, including wind resource assessment. Feasibility factors such as energy capture calculation, environmental impact assessment, grid studies and essential economics.