WIND 210 Residential Wind Energy Systems*

Residential Wind Energy Systems introduces the learner to the basics of wind energy systems in the application of residential or small scale renewable electrical energy system. Residential Wind will provide the learner with an understanding and application of residential wind system design, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair.

Credits

2 Credits

Prerequisite

Instructor Permission

WIND 210Residential Wind Energy Systems*

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I. General Information

Department

Trade & Industry

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

2 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

15

Semester Contact Hours Lab

30

Prerequisite Narrative

Instructor Permission

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

Residential Wind Energy Systems introduces the learner to the basics of wind energy systems in the application of residential or small scale renewable electrical energy system. Residential Wind will provide the learner with an understanding and application of residential wind system design, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Define Wind Power and Explain Its Importance Describe Two Size Categories of Wind Turbines Describe the Role of Wind Power in the Global Energy Portfolio Describe the Role of Wind Power in the Renewable Energy Portfolio Describe VAWT and HAWT Wind Turbine Rotor Configurations Describe the Components of a Utility Scale Wind Turbine Describe the Basic Operation of a Utility Scale Wind Turbine Describe Three VAWT Wind Turbine Rotor Designs Describe the Basic Operation of a Small Wind Turbine System Describe the Basic Operation of a Hybrid Wind Turbine System Describe the History of the Wind Power Industry Describe the Structure of the Wind Power Industry Describe Careers Available in the Wind Power Industry Describe the Basic Aerodynamic Operating Principle of a Wind Turbine Describe the Operation of a Wind Turbine Yaw System Describe the Operation of a Wind Turbine Pitch System Describe the Operation States of a Wind Turbine Describe How to Calculate Available Power from Wind Describe How to Calculate Actual Wind Turbine Power Output Describe How Annual Distribution of Wind Speed Is Determined Describe How Wind Turbines Are Rated Define Capacity Factor Define Wind Turbine Availability Demonstrative Outcomes Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to: Calculate Available Power from Wind Calculate the Actual Wind Turbine Power Interpret a Wind Turbine Power Curve Calculate Wind Turbine Capacity Factor Interpret a Wind Resource Map Identify a Suitable Location for a Wind Plant Determine the Cost of Energy from a Wind Turbine

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

VI. Delivery Methodologies