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Wind Energy Assessment

COURSE NO: M06-002
Wind Energy Assessment
Course Highlights

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.

Learning Objectives

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
Course Document

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.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Wind Energy Assessment (2.3 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 6 PDH credits.  The quiz will be based on this NREL document.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

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