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Spring 2020 Catalog 
Spring 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EL 268 - Wind Power

Credit Hours: 4

This course will provide an overview of fundamental concepts necessary to work with wind power systems, including: aerodynamics of wind turbines, wind characteristics and resources, determination of turbine’s power output, design of various sizes wind turbines, power transmission, transformers, generators (ac induction/asynchronous, ac synchronous, ac double fed induction generators, dc generators), wind turbine materials and components, wind turbine siting, interconnection with the utility, off-the-grid systems, hybrid systems, wind energy economics, environmental aspects and impacts.

Course Outcomes
At the completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • apply theoretical electrical, mechanical, and physical concepts to wind power systems;
  • demonstrate mastery of electrical wind power terminology, symbols and units;
  • identify basic components and determine their function in various wind systems;
  • apply basic principles of wind power systems to siting analysis, design and installation; and
  • make an effective presentation of a research or design topic.

Prerequisites: EL 154, EL 202
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