Introduction to Wind Energy


Learning Objectives:

•Explain how the wind can be used as a source of energy.

•List the advantages and disadvantages of wind energy.

•Compare horizontal-axis and vertical-axis wind turbines.

•List the basic components of a wind turbine and identify the role of each component. 

•Determine the factors affecting the blade design.

•Relate between the size of the wind turbine size and its power rating.

•Compare different types of wind turbine generators.

•Calculate the basic costs of wind energy.

•Calculate and determine the price of wind energy.

•Perform an economic analysis for a wind energy system.

•Recognize the environmental impacts of wind energy.

•Compare different types of offshore wind turbines.

•Explain how to connect an offshore wind farm to the grid.