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EST 103
Introduction to Wind Energy


Credits: 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 30

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:30


Description
Covers fundamentals of wind energy focusing on wind production practices for all sizes of turbines, power distribution, and net metering. Recommended: READ 088 or higher, CS 100.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Explain the dynamics behind wind captured by a turbine.
  • Develop a working knowledge of wind energy terminology and turbine components.
  • Describe the factors affecting wind turbine siting.
  • Explain how wind turbines are power rated.
  • Evaluate different wind turbines for a particular application or location.

  • Course Topics
  • Safety
  • Measuring the wind
  • Estimating output
  • Exonomics
  • Evaluating the technology
  • Towers
  • Cutting costs not corners
  • Buying a wind system
  • Interconnection with the utility
  • Off-the-grid power systems
  • Pumping water
  • Siting
  • Installation
  • Operation, performance and maintenance
  • Applications

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    EST 103
    Fall 2014
    0924
    James Bradshaw
    EST 103
    Fall 2013
    0924
    James Bradshaw
    EST 103
    Fall 2013
    6240
    James Bradshaw
    EST 103
    Fall 2012
    0924
    James Bradshaw
    EST 103
    Fall 2012
    6240
    James Bradshaw


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.