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Intro to Wind Energy Systems (W 101) ONLINE Intro to Wind Energy Systems (W 101) INDEPENDENT STUDY is a Course

Intro to Wind Energy Systems (W 101) INDEPENDENT STUDY

Time limit: 365 days

$125 Enroll

Full course description

Prerequisite(s): None 

This is an Online Independent Study Course:

  • Registration is open all year at any time
  • This is an independent study online course. Students can work through recorded presentations, and exercises at their own pace.
  • Once the coursework is complete you will receive a Letter of Completion for the training.
  • Students have one year to complete the course from the start date to receive credit.

Course Description:

This eight-hour course teaches the basics of wind electric systems. Participants will learn how to define classes and types of wind energy systems and understand how they work to produce electricity. This course will provide a basis for making informed decisions about the design, size, and type of system that may be ideal for some situations but not well suited for others.  


Topics covered include: power and energy calculations, DC and AC, wind turbine parts, power available in the wind, lift and drag devices, rotor size and type, orientation, speed control and governing, tower types, foundation requirements, the wind resource, and wind turbine sizes/classifications.

Course Instructor: Jenny Henizen

Continuing Education:

This course is approved for 4.0 HOURS of continuing education with the Wisconsin DSPS. Please let us know if you have one of  the following licenses so we can record your hours when you complete the course:

  • Commercial Electrical Inspector
  • Industrial Journeyman Electrician
  • Journeyman Electrician
  • Master Electrician
  • Registered Electrician
  • Residential Journeyman & Master Electrician
  • UDC-Electrical Inspector