July 28th 2017: Alison launches free online course: Wind Energy - From Wind Turbines to Grid Integration.
Wind Energy - From Wind Turbines to Grid Integration, the new free online course from Alison will be of interest to anyone currently studying wind energy production methods or wind turbine engineering. This course will also be useful to anyone who would like a career in the wind energy sector or indeed anyone with an interest in wind energy technology and understanding of how wind turbines function.
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, we 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 looking at 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.
Commenting on the successful publication of this course, Alison CEO Mike Feerick said, “In today’s world, being aware of innovative ideas towards energy sustainability is very important to our survival. Alison is interested in sharing knowledge to empower all. This free online course on Wind Energy - From Wind Turbines to Grid Integration is part of the Alison philosophy - to empower through education.”
You can find the course here: Wind Energy - From Wind Turbines to Grid Integration