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Renewable Energy: Wind Turbine Design

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Course DatesWeeksMeeting TimesStatusInstructor(s)CRN
July 09, 2014 - July 29, 20143OnlineCourse Full, Waitlist ClosedIndrek Kulaots10696

Course Description

World energy consumption is expected to grow 30% by 2030. What role can engineers play in developing renewable energy sources? In this course, you will explore some of the science, math, and technology that is used to extract energy from renewable resources, and learn how to apply engineering concepts and principles to solving renewable energy issues. You will:

* Create an energy profile of a geographic area of your choice (perhaps even the place where you live!)
* Construct a plan for providing wind energy to that area, including estimating the number of turbines, the cost, and the amount of energy that could be created
* Examine the structure of wind turbines and how they are built
* Calculate the potential and kinetic energy of an energy system and the efficiency of the system
* Explore various types of renewable energy, and examine pros and cons of each type.



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Coursework requirements: This course requires approximately 10 hours of coursework per week.

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
• Adobe Flash Player


Course Fee: $885

Enrollment deadline: June 30

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