Syllabus for Wind Energy Calculations

Vindkraft - energiberäkningar

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 1GV127
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Wind Power Project Management G1F

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2016-03-10
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 30, 2016
  • Entry requirements: Wind Resources, 7.5 credits.
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

After having passed the course the student should be able to:

  • find and evaluate the quality of input data such as maps, information of roughness, terrain characteristics and wind data, for use in software calculations
  • calculate wind turbine energy production, impact of noise and shadows at specific locations by using calculation program
  • simulate and evaluate wind turbine visibility in the landscape
  • optimise wind turbine at specific locations by using calculation program
  • optimise and analyse wind turbine placement in wind farms regarding energy production and with consideration to other factors in the surroundings, assess locations' suitability of wind farm establishment
  • use calculation programs for wind power project development

Content

The course deals with how basic data such as maps and wind resource maps can be used in the software and also with how data on roughness and wind resources is to be evaluated concerning quality for use in the software. Energy calculations, calculations for noise, shadows and visibility for optimizing both a single wind turbine and a wind farm are carried out, calculation results are analysed and assessed by the student in terms of optimal production and proper placement.

The student reflects and makes an overall evaluation of a wind power project design and energy production, concerning location suitability in regard of wind resources, infrastructure and environmental impact.

Instruction

The course is given as a net based course. Assignments are submitted in the e-classroom on Internet and the student are given personal feedback by the teachers. A forum for discussion is available.

The Wind Atlas Programme together with the module WAsP will be used in the course.

Assessment

Written hand-in assignments (6 credits) and written exam (1.5 credits).

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 30, 2016

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Brower, Michael Wind resource assessment : a practical guide to developing a wind project

    Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, c2012

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • WindPRO manual

    EMD International A/S, Danmark, 2008

    This literature will be available at course start.

    Mandatory

  • Wizelius, Tore Vindkraft i teori och praktik

    3., uppdaterade uppl.: Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2015

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Wizelius, Tore Wind power projects : theory and practice

    Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2015

    Can be replaced by the Swedish version.

    Find in the library

    Mandatory