2024-25 Course Catalog

AET1200 Wind Energy Technology

This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to various aspects of wind technology. It will explain wind turbines in term of the structure, types, aerodynamics and efficiency. Various components of turbines such as nacelle, generator, gearbox, controllers and generators will be explained. The operation of the turbine in the wide wind spectrum, for example, the yaw and pitch regulation will be discussed. Different techniques to connect the turbines to the grid and size the system will be covered. Then the procedure of wind site assessment and turbine installation will be explained and demonstrated. The students will also learn how to read electrical diagram and make electric connection and testing. The relevant NEC codes and wind safety will be introduced. Hands-on labs will be integrated into the course to help students better understand the site assessment, turbine installation and maintenance.