2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Aug 12, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

INRE 30030 - AC Generation Principles

0.42 CR
Since most of the energy produced and used in the United States is AC energy, it is often advantageous to install a wind system that is capable of directly connecting to the grid power. The device that produces AC power is known as an alternator. Depending on the design of the wind system, either a generator or an alternator can be utilized to convert the energy to the desired output. This module will explore the common methods of producing alternating current.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Select proper wind energy system components based on their characteristics.
  2. Understand the process of converting wind to mechanical energy and then to electrical energy.
  3. Define the benefits of dc current and ac current in different situations.
  4. Examine different wind systems and components and when one may have an advantage over another.