Wind Resource Assessment

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1GV186

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Physics A1F, Wind Power Project Management A1F
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 7 March 2019
Responsible department
Department of Earth Sciences

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be within engineering, science or social science. Also required is Wind Power Development and Management, 15 credits. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe how wind turbines work using aerodynamic theory
  • evaluate wind resources using meteorological theory
  • assess the effects of wake interaction between wind turbines depending on distance and background conditions
  • evaluate different calculation methods used for wind resource assessment
  • describe different measurement methods used for wind resource assessment as well as evaluate their benefits and drawbacks


The course gives an overview of wind resource estimation. Meteorological and aerodynamic theories are essential parts of the course content. Different calculation and measurement methods will be addressed and critically evaluated to give the student the knowledge and the tools to choose methods according to the requirements of a specific situation. A part of the course is training in wind energy calculation software like WindPRO, where theoretical knowledge is put in practical use.


Lectures, seminars, laboratory classes and group work.


Written assignments, active participation at seminars as well as oral presentations (2 credits).

Written exam (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.

Other directives

The course cannot be included in the same degree as 1GV138 and 1GV151.