2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Oct 04, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

INRE 30040 - Towers

0.25 CR
A wind turbine will only work if it has access to moving air. Unfortunately, the air close to the ground will typically not have a lot of energy available due to nearby obstructions. To overcome this most turbines need to be elevated to harvest the clean unobstructed air currents high off the ground. Any work with wind turbines will require a working knowledge of towers and related components. In this module, the student will learn the advantages of different tower configurations, and how to work safely around them.

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.