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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.

Environmental Studies
Free Course
Wind power has been in use for millennia, so it's far from being a new phenomenon. However, with climate change becoming a serious problem and the demand for renewable energy methods increasing, the number of modern wind power plants has risen exponentially over the last forty years. This course will teach you how wind energy is harnessed to create electric power and how countries around the world can improve their production of wind energy.
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

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.

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Learning Outcomes

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.

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
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All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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