The use of the wind as a natural energy resource is implemented in a number of countries around the world. The technology to harness this abundant resource has made it possible to be used in a variety of ways and applications from powering remote locations to providing electrical power to homes. Wind turbines of all sizes have become a familiar sight around the world for a wide variety of reasons including their economic, environmental and social benefits.
This course will provide the knowledge required to understand how the wind can be utilized as an alternative source of energy as well as on how to set up a wind power system.
The aim of this course is to present the technical subject of wind power generation for residential use in a language as non-technical as possible. The course is 75% hands-on.
Upon completion students should understand:
- Electrical energy measurement units
- Wind Turbine classification
- Horizontal-axis wind turbines
- Vertical-axis wind turbines
- Small scale wind power
- Persons wishing to enter the field of renewable energy
- Persons wishing to learn how Wind Power systems work
- Persons wishing to install and maintain Wind Power systems for Residential use
- 2 months
- Champs Fleurs
There is an administration fee of $150 to be paid when registering. The deadline to register is one week before the start date of the class after which a late administration fee of $175 will be charged. The credit price will apply if you wish to pay a down payment and installments. The down payment is 60% of the credit price plus the administration fee. The remainder is paid in installments before the end of the course.
- Understand the basic principles associated with Wind Energy Systems
- Understand how energy usage, efficiency and storage affect our everyday life
- Identify and size the basic components which comprise a wind energy system
- Design simple Wind Turbine Systems to meet specific energy consumption requirements