POWER GENERATION

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. 

PITCH SYSTEMS

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. 

MECHANICAL TRANSMISSION

An introduction into the transmission of kenetic and mechanical energy used in wind energy.