This course addresses how wind power works, the various attributes by which it is compared to other renewable fuel sources and technologies, characteristics of wind power, and the future potential of wind power. This course is also included in the Renewable Energy Overview learning path.
Define wind power
List the technologies used to generate wind power
Relate how the technologies convert the energy in the wind to electricity
Define key attributes that determine the benefits, costs, and challenges associated with wind technologies and analyze how wind technology attributes compare to other generation alternatives
Evaluate the potential role of wind power in a region’s overall electric generation resource mix
Identify key issues for the future growth of wind power