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

Intro to Wind Energy Systems (W 101) INDEPENDENT STUDY


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Full course description


Prerequisite: None 
Total Course Hours: 8 
Time to Complete: 365 days 
Course Instructor:  Jenny Henizen 




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. Students can work through recorded presentations and exercises at their own pace. When the coursework is finished, a completion certificate is issued. 



Approved for Continuing Education by: WI DSPS 

This course is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services (DSPS) for 4.0 Credit Hours for the following licenses: 

  • Commercial Electrical Inspector 

  • Journeyman Electrician (including Industrial & Residential) 

  • Master Electrician (including Residential) 

  • Registered Electrician 

  • UDC-Electrical Inspector


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