Gain an understanding of how we generate electricity: nuclear, coal, hydro, bio-mass, steam, natural gas, solar, and wind.
INTRO TO WIND
Take a look into the past, present & future of wind energy and how wind science and technology is continuing to evolve.
DFIG/PMDD: TURBINE TECHNOLOGY & WIND GENERATION
Review the differences between a traditional Double-Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) and Goldwind's Permanent Magnet Direct Drive (PMDD) generators, and their drive trains.
An introduction to hydraulic and electrical pitch systems with a focus on hub designs, tower assembly, and other major and minor components.
TURBINE 360: TOWER ASSEMBLY & SAFETY
Overview of wind turbine components and how tower and nacelle components are safely erected and maintained.
POSITION ENCODERS & RESOLVERS
Lecture discussing what encoders and resolvers do in wind turbines.
An introduction into the transmission of kenetic and mechanical energy used in wind energy.