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Wind Turbine Technology - Overview

COURSE NO: M01-009
COURSE PROVIDER: Brian McCaffrey, P.E.
Wind Turbine Technology - Overview
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of wind turbine components and design considerations for optimization of power generation.  Typical power ratings and sizes for wind turbines are explained for various residential-scale, industrial-scale, and utility-scale applications.  Additionally, the components and considerations for a typical utility-scale wind energy project are discussed.


This 1 PDH online course is applicable to engineers interested in obtaining a basic knowledge of wind turbine design and applications to power systems.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Background on wind turbine design and components
  • Relationship between wind speed and power output
  • Wind turbine optimization
  • Applications for distributed generation and bulk power delivery
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course you will need to review the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Publication "Wind Turbine Technology -Overview".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Wind Turbine Technology - Overview (1.2 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you will need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit.  The quiz will be based on this NYSERDA publication.


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

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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