Renewable Energy: Wind Turbine Design
The demand for energy is expected to grow 30% by 2030. What role can engineers play in developing renewable energy sources? In this course, you will explore the some of the science, math, and technology that is used to extract energy from renewable resources. You will:
* Apply engineering concepts and principles to solving renewable energy issues
* Examine how wind energy systems work
* Learn how to determine the efficiency of an energy system
* Understand the concepts of energy conversion, work, and power
* Investigate the power grid, and how the science of electricity and magnetism is used to deliver energy to end users
* Explore how mechanical, electrical, materials, and civil engineering can improve renewable energy systems.
Recommended prerequisite: Exploring Engineering
Please note: Students who have completed Algebra 1 and Trigonometry are best prepared to participate in this course.
You will need the following to participate in this online course:
• Computer with internet access and browser
• Headphones or speakers
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You might also be interested in: Nanomaterials for Energy Storage and Conversion (on campus course)