Wind Energy Calculations, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Spring 2023, Mixed, 50%, Distance learning

    Start date: 16 January 2023

    End date: 19 March 2023

    Application deadline: 17 October 2022

    Application code: UU-68214 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Flexible

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 165 credits)

    Outline for distance course: The course is given as a net-based course. Assignments are submitted in the e-classroom on internet and the student will receive personal feedback by the teacher. A forum for discussion is available. To participate in the course you will need a computer with internet connection and Flash.

    Number of mandatory meetings on campus: 0

    Number of voluntary meetings on campus: 0

    Registration: 22 December 2022 – 15 January 2023

Entry requirements: Wind Resources, 7.5 credits.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 16,250

Tuition fee, total: SEK 16,250

Please note: The course is in English but written hand-in assignments can be submitted in Swedish.

About the course

In the course you will learn how to make energy calculations using the Wind Atlas Programme windPRO together with the WAsP module. You will learn how to input data such as maps, wind statistics, information on roughness and heights as well as how these can be used in the calculations and interpreting results. The evaluation of the quality of input data is also reviewed. Optimisation calculations are performed in windPRO for a single wind turbine as well for a wind farm within the criteria of finding the best possible energy production while causing the lowest environmental impact. The suitability of the choice of turbine and its placement will be evaluated using the results of noise and shadow calculations.

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Department of Earth Sciences

Geocentrum, Villavägen 16 752 36 Uppsala

Villavägen 16, 752 36 UPPSALA

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