Wind Energy Calculations

7.5 credits

Course, Bachelor's level, 1GV127

Spring 2024 Spring 2024, Flexible, 50%, Distance learning, English

Spring 2024 Spring 2024, Flexible, 50%, Distance learning, English For exchange students

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, and 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 as 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.

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.

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