Gain an informed understanding of wind power generation from a number of different perspectives, including technological aspects, the policy environment, maintenance needs, environmental benefits and impacts.
Topics covered include:
Technological aspects of wind generation
Assessing wind resource using complex and simple methods
Site development issues both onshore and offshore
Planning impact assessment, and social attitudes
Wind economics and policy support
Current market for wind energy, the potential for wind, and policy measures to deliver the potential
Niches for wind, small schemes, onsite generation and community owned schemes
Joining this module as a short course offers networking opportunities and enables you to become part of the wider network of CAT Masters students working in the field of sustainability.
All content of the course is taught through lectures, seminars, practical workshops, presentations and demonstrations, and throughout this process an active exchange of views and opinions is encouraged.