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Wind Energy - From Wind Turbines to Grid Integration

Environmental Studies
Free Course

This course provides an introduction to wind energy, wind turbines, and grid integration.

  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
Description Outcome Certification View course modules

People have been using wind power for millennia; it is far from a new phenomenon. However, with climate change becoming a reality and the demand for an increase in renewable energy methods, the number of modern wind power plants has risen exponentially over the last forty years.

In this online course Wind Energy – From Wind Turbines to Grid Integration learn all about wind energy, from the different types of modern wind turbines and their use around the world, to the integration of wind-generated electricity into the main electrical grid system. The course begins by teaching you about the types of turbines that are commonly used, as well as some less commonly used turbines. You will gain an understanding of the way that turbines function, how much of the wind’s power can be harnessed and how it can generate electricity. The course will introduce you to the physical basics of wind turbine construction and functions.

Next, the course describes the methods of grid integration of wind power plants into the main electrical grid system. You will learn about the cost of integration as well as the impact that integration has on current generators. Finally, the course discusses the future of wind energy production and improvements that can be made upon current wind turbine technology.

This course will be of great interest to anyone who is currently studying wind energy production methods or wind turbine engineering. The course will also be useful to anyone who would like a career in the wind energy sector or who is interested in wind energy technology and would like to gain a better understanding of how wind turbines function.

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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