Syllabus for Trends in the Wind Industry

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  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1GV154
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Wind Power Project Management A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2018-03-08
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2022-01-28
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Spring 2023
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree in engineering, science or social science. Wind Power Development and Management, 15 credits, Planning for Wind Energy, 5 credits, Wind Resource Assessment, 5 credits and Wind Turbine Technology, 5 credits, as well as participation in Wind Power Grid Integration, 5 credits. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course the student shall be able to:

  • evaluate the technical, economic and planning possibilities and trends in the wind industry
  • evaluate the possibilities and risks of wind power development in different conditions


The wind industry is undergoing dynamic development. The course will take up the technical, economic and planning trends within the industry related to this dynamic development. Special focus is placed on offshore and other wind power developments in extreme conditions. The course will also touch upon the role of wiind power in energy transition and integration in the power system.


Guestlectures, lectures, field work and seminars.


Written and oral assignments, and active participation in seminars and field work (2 credits). Written project report and oral presentation (3 credits).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Spring 2023

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Backwell, Ben (editor In Chief Wind power - the struggle for control of a new global industry

    Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2017

    Chapters 1, 2, 5, 8, 9 och 10. Pages 1 - 40, 95 - 118, 143 - 194, totally 114.

    Find in the library


  • Backwell, Ben Wind Power: The Struggle for Control of a New Global Industry


    Chapters 1, 2, 5, 8, 9 och 10. Pages 1 - 40, 95 - 118, 143 - 194, totally 114.

    Find in the library


  • Marti, Ignacio IEA Wind Technology Collaboration Programme, 2017 Annual Report

    Institutionen för geovetenskaper, 2018

    Link to the report

    Read pages 2 to 25.


Last modified: 2022-04-26