Wind Energy Assessment
This online engineering PDH course describes various resource assessment approaches and recommendations for the use of a formal measurement plan, a monitoring strategy, and a quality assurance plan. It summarizes the most commonly used siting techniques and addresses land leasing and permitting requirements for a measurement tower. It also details the recommended measurement parameters and offers guidelines for incorporating other optional parameters that may benefit your monitoring program.
This course also describes the instrument components of a recommended wind resource monitoring station, including the performance specifications for basic and optional sensors. Finally, it highlights data issues related to in-field raw data storage, retrieval and protection, retrieval frequency, and documentation.
A wind resource assessment program is similar to other technical projects. It requires planning and coordination and is constrained by budget and schedule limitations. It demands a clear set of objectives so the best assessment approach is selected. Its ultimate success rests on the quality of the program's assembled assets including sound siting and measurement techniques, trained staff, quality equipment, and thorough data analysis techniques.
This 6 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical engineers, design and construction personnel, technical staff and facility personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding of wind energy.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Guiding principles of wind resources assessment
- Site monitoring of wind data collection systems
- Wind measurement parameters
- Wind monitoring station instrumentation
- Installation of wind monitoring stations
- Wind station operation and maintenance
- Wind data collection and handling
- Wind data validation, processing and reporting
In this professional engineering CEU course you will need to review the material contained in Wind Resource Assessment Handbook, AWS Scientific, Inc., NREL Subcontract No. TAT-5-15283-01.
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