Catalog 2016-2017 
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ETEC 124 Fundamentals of Water and Wind Power

5 credits
Water and wind power are two viable energy sources that will reduce carbon emissions in the coming century. Students will gain the skills necessary to analyze a site and determine if it can support a viable water and wind power generation system. Includes laboratory.

Prerequisites: ETEC 110  or instructor permission.

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

  • Explain the concepts of water and wind energy and how they are used for electrical power generation
  • Perform basic electrical measurements and calculations in regards to power needs
  • Diagram the basic components of electrical water and wind generation systems
  • Analyze a potential water and wind energy site to determine if it will support the needs of a micro system
  • Describe and review current regulations and environmental laws, including permit laws, regarding the construction of a water and wind energy system
  • Describe the steps and materials needed for a basic water and wind energy generation construction project
  • Calculate the return on investment on a water/wind power system