Offshore Wind Energy
This online engineering PDH course introduces the principles and practices of offshore wind facilities. It summarizes a study conducted by EESI of existing European and Asian offshore wind farms, and visitors to and residents of coastal areas that would be candidates for offshore wind farm sites. The topics addressed include technical issues related to marine foundations and structures, transmission issues unique to offshore power generation, political and regulatory issues related to offshore and state jurisdictions in coastal areas and public perceptions of proposed offshore wind farms.
Offshore wind turbines harness the energy of ocean winds and turn it into electricity. Several European and two Asian countries have offshore wind farms, which supply local, clean, renewable energy. Although land-based wind turbines are prevalent in the
Offshore wind energy can help meet multiple state and national goals, including reducing energy imports, reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions which cause climate change (by displacing fossil-fueled power generation), meeting renewable electricity standards, and creating jobs and local business opportunities.
This 2 PDH online course is intended for use by engineers and architects interested in gaining a basic understanding of potential for offshore wind energy in
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
Awareness of existing European and Asian offshore wind farms
Understanding the basic principles of offshore wind energy
Knowing the geographic areas of the United States that are candidates for offshore wind farm locations
Understanding the public concerns about offshore wind farms relating to tourism, property values and local economies and jobs
Understanding the effects of offshore wind farms on navigation and military activities
Understanding the effects of offshore wind farms on commercial fishing as well as birds and bats
In this professional engineering CEU course you will need to review the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) Publication titled, "Offshore Wind Energy". The content of this course is a document written by Mary Rock and Laura Parsons at The Environmental and Energy Study Institute.
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