Explore small wind electric systems suitable for homes, farms, and businesses. Topics include: basics of electricity; pros and cons of small wind energy systems; forces that generate winds and affect wind flows; types of wind; wind system options; ways to assess electrical demand in new and existing buildings; ways to determine the wind resources at a potential wind site; basics of wind turbine design; tower options; optimum tower heigh; balance of systems components; and economics of wind energy systems.
This is a SELF-PACED, Online non-credit course of self-study. Enrolled students will have 6 months to complete the course. A final exam of 80% or better is required for credit towards the Professional Certificate. As a self-study course, there is no instructor guiding this course and no interactions with other students available.
INTRODUCTION TO SMALL WIND ENERGY
10 contact hours
(Please note: Early Bird and Faculty/Staff discounts are not available for this course.)
Required Text: Power from the Wind: Achieving Energy Independence by Dan Chiras. Publisher: New Society. ISBN: 10: 086571620X