The Wind Energy (WE) course reviews the wind industry and its drivers and covers wind turbine technologies, theory of operation, feasibility factors and includes environmental impact assessments and essential economics.
The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) has assembled the Wind Energy (WE) Short Learning Programme that is held in Port Elizabeth at the NMMU .
The Wind Energy (WE) course covers a brief history of wind energy, current state of the industry and industry drivers. In addition, predominant wind turbine technologies, theory of operation, electro-mechanical and aerodynamic principles are discussed. The fundamentals of electrical power quality, grid integration and wind energy facility development process and methodologies, including wind resource assessment. Feasibility factors such as energy capture calculation, environmental impact assessment, grid studies and essential economics will also be covered.
Daily tests are written, with an examination on the final day resulting in the awarding of the appropriate achievement certificate.