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ETEC 122 Intro to Wind Power Systems

2 credits
Wind power is one of several viable energy sources that will reduce carbon emissions in the coming century of global energy transitioning. Students will gain the skills necessary to analyze a site and determine if requisite conditions have been met to support a viable wind power generation system.

Prerequisites: ETEC 110  or instructor permission.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Explain the concepts of wind energy and how it is used in electrical power generation
  • Apply basic electrical measurements and calculations in regards to wind power needs
  • Diagram the basic components of an electrical wind generation system
  • Describe and review the safety aspects of mechanical load on support structures
  • Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of a basic wind energy generation construction
  • Summarize the components of a functional model wind turbine
  • Calculate the return on investment on a wind power system
  • Create industry acceptable documentation to support conclusions and be prepared to defend their analysis in peer review