Syllabus for Wind Resources

Vindkraft - vindresurser


  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 1GV197
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Wind Power Project Management G1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2021-03-04
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2021
  • Entry requirements: General entry requirements
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • find and evaluate information about wind resources
  • identify and theoretically describe meteorological wind phenomena
  • account for and evaluate different wind measurement methods for collection and analysis of wind data
  • describe and discuss the modelling of physical parameters in different wind energy calculation methods
  • analyse and account for limitations, possibilities and sensitivity in calculation methods and wind measurement methods


The course covers basic wind resource knowledge. This includes applied meteorology, the concept of wind energy, application of wind resource maps and micro siting used for wind resource assessment. Furthermore, different wind resource calculation methods are studied as well as wind measurement techniques used to calculate and assess the wind resource. The student analyses and discusses possibilities and limitations concerning wind resource assessment based on estimations from meteorological conditions, measurements and calculation methods.


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 tutors. A forum for discussion is available.


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

Other directives

The course cannot be included in the same degree as 1GV077, Wind Power Energy 1 or 1GV124 Wind Resources.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2021

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Bergström, Hans Wind resource mapping of Sweden using the MIUU-model

    Institutionen för geovetenskaper, 2008

    The literature will be available in the e-classroom at course start.


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

    Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, c2012

    Find in the library

  • Nilsson, Karl; Ivanell, Stefan Wind Energy

    Institutionen för geovetenskaper, 2010

    The literature will be available in the e-classroom at course start.


  • Wizelius, Tore Vindkraft i teori och praktik

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

    Find in the library


  • Wizelius, Tore Wind power projects : theory and practice

    Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2015

    Can be replaced by the Swedish version.

    Find in the library


Parts of the above course literature will be used in the course. Additionally literature of ca 150 pages will be available in the e-classroom at course start.

Last modified: 2022-04-26