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Wind resources for renewable energies

The main goal of this course is to get the necessary knowledge on atmospheric and fluid dynamics in order to quantify the wind resource of a local or regional area.

We’ll learn about basic meteorology, the specific dynamics of turbulent boundary layers and some standard techniques to estimate wind resources regardless of the type of turbine used or the level of efficiency achieved. Then, we will see what are the turbines characteristics to consider in order to estimate the electricity production from an isolated turbine or from a turbine farm. The differences and similarity between wind or marine resource assessment will also be discussed.

Finally, you will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience with real in-situ data sets and apply what you have learned on wind resource assessment.

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École Polytechnique

Rating 3.3 based on 11 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks with approximately 2-4h per week and a final project
Starts Dec 10 (2 days ago)
Cost $49
From École Polytechnique via Coursera
Instructors Alexandre Stegner, Pr. Philippe Drobinski, Riwal Plougoven, Martial Haeffelin
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Engineering Social Sciences Science
Tags Physical Science And Engineering Environmental Science And Sustainability

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ecol e polytechnique in one review

It's very important and useful course in the wind arena but some of the required quizzes some how difficult specially the last one,I spent much of time where I could've take more extra courses at the same time as I was planning.I feel I gained lots of knowledge out of it due to the constructive lectures.By the way I worked very hard for this course,as you can see I passed 7 required quizzes out of 8,and in the 8th one I solved 3 Q. out of 4 and obtained already 75% on it so I still have one and only one question to finish the whole course.but as I know from the previous info.this last quiz worth only 15% out of the whole course.Its important for me to get a certificate for this course to keep up with the next courses that I plan to take at your gracious institute.for extra info.I'm an american graduate from the university of Toledo.I also finished one year of my pr.graduate at Ecol e Polytechnique in France too.I will keep working For the last question as I did.But I hope from my hard works and grades I could be entitled for the certificate of this course.

france too.i will in one review

toledo.i also finished in one review

agréable à suivre in one review

Un cours très agréable à suivre même si un léger background en mécanique des fluide est nécessaire pour pouvoir l'entamer sereinement.

although maybe too in one review

I would like to get into further detail in some of the parts overviewed, I think a project-based quiz for each section could be helpful - although maybe too much work.

est nécessaire pour in one review

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Wind Technician 2 $57k

Wind Turbine Technician 2 $58k

Wind Technician 3 $60k

Wind Turbine Technician $61k

Wind Technician $63k

Wind Turbine Technician 3 $66k

Wind Tech $69k

Wind Technician Lead $70k

Senior Wind Technician $74k

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Wind Analyst $93k

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Coursera

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École Polytechnique

Rating 3.3 based on 11 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks with approximately 2-4h per week and a final project
Starts Dec 10 (2 days ago)
Cost $49
From École Polytechnique via Coursera
Instructors Alexandre Stegner, Pr. Philippe Drobinski, Riwal Plougoven, Martial Haeffelin
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Engineering Social Sciences Science
Tags Physical Science And Engineering Environmental Science And Sustainability