Wind Power Basics

7.5 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 1GV114

Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Wind Power Project Management G1N
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 30 August 2018
Responsible department
Department of Earth Sciences

Entry requirements

General entry requirements

Learning outcomes

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

  • find and evaluate information on wind power on the Internet
  • describe the essential functions of a wind turbine's components
  • estimate the power production of a wind turbine
  • describe the economics related to wind power
  • give a general account of the regulations concerning environmental impact and describe the environmental impact of wind power locally, nationally and globally
  • describe the permit process briefly for a wind power project


This course provides basic knowledge on wind power, including wind power development, technology, wind energy and grid connection. In addition calculation methods for wind energy production and economic calculations, environmental impact, laws and regulations are studied. The gained knowledge is applied in a final project assignment where the student describes an existing or planned wind power project.


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. The course also includes other mandatory exercises. A forum for discussion is available.


Written hand-in assignments, and participation in other type of exercises, 6 credits.

A written project assignment , 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 1GV056, Wind Power Basics.