Wind Energy - From Wind Turbines to Grid Integration
Learn the importance and uses of wind energy, wind turbines, and grid integration with this free online course.
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First, you will learn about the different types of wind turbines that are commercially available in the market today. You will look into the physical basis of wind turbine construction and how they function. The course will also teach you about the technical design of wind turbines. You will learn why certain designs are better than others and gain an insight on how these designs can be improved in different situations.
Next, you will learn how the energy produced by wind power is balanced with the power produced by thermal plants and the effect of integration on existing generators. You will also look into the common myths about grid integration. Lastly, you will learn what is unique about the integration of wind energy, how much of the world’s power is generated by wind, the advantages and disadvantages of wind power, and how wind power is currently improving.
With the need for renewable energy sources becoming bigger every year, people with the expertise in this field are becoming more and more valuable. With this course, you too can gain this expertise. The course is ideal for anyone working in the wind energy sector or interested in wind energy technology. So check out the course today, and start gaining a solid understanding of how wind power can be the future of the planet's energy needs.Start Course Now
Module 1: Wind Turbines
Module 1: Learning Outcomes
Types of Wind Turbines - An Overview
Physical Basics of Wind Energy
Technical Design of Wind Turbines
Module 1: Lesson Summary
Module 2: Connecting to the Electrical Grid
Module 2: Learning Outcomes
What is Grid Integration of Wind Energy?
Common Myths about Grid Integration and the Impact on a Grid
What is Unique about Integrating Wind Energy
Module 2: Lesson Summary
Module 3: The Future of Wind Energy
Module 3: Learning Outcomes
The Future of Wind Energy
Research and Development Needs
Module 3: Lesson Summary
After completing this course, you will:
- Explain how wind is produced by nature.
- List the components of a typical horizontal axis wind turbine.
- List the types of generators used in wind turbines.
- Describe the process of grid integration and discuss the impact of a Wind Power Plant on the grid.
- Identify how much of the world’s power is generated by wind power.
- Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of wind energy.
- Discuss the costs associated with investing in wind turbines.
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