LCCC Catalog 2020-2021 
    
    Feb 08, 2023  
LCCC Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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WTT 1000 - Introduction to Wind Energy


Credits: 3
This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of converting energy from the wind into electricity. Students explore the past, present and future of wind energy. They discuss the various wind turbine designs, the pros and cons of each design and what designs are most prevalent in the field today. Students identify the major components that make up wind turbines, discuss in-depth the function of each component and determine the maintenance required to keep them operating at peak performance. Students calculate the capacity factor, availability rates, production rates and revenues of an individual wind turbine and discover how the wind technician contributes to each of these factors.



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