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Renewable Sources of Energy: Wind Power

By emphasizing the economic and environmental benefits of wind power to both the consumer and distributor of electricity, this 3-hour interactive online course answers the question, 'Why are consumers and utilities choosing wind power as a Renewable Source of Energy?' This course explains what wind energy is and how it is converted to electricity through the mechanics of wind turbines. In its examination of the economics of wind power, it addresses such issues as Net Metering and Interconnection Requirements as they pertain to small-scale wind turbines, and the Renewable Portfolio Standard, Renewable Energy Credits, and Green Power as they pertain to utility-scale wind turbines. It also outlines recent developments in Wind Power in conjunction with the Wind Powering America Initiative.

There will be a multiple-choice quiz at the end of this course. You must have Flash Player Version 7 or higher to view some parts of this course. We also recommend you view this course in Internet Explorer.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the economic and environmental benefits of wind power to both the consumer and distributor of electricity
  • Discuss the dynamics of wind energy and how it is converted to electricity through the mechanics of wind turbines
  • Explain the steps that should be taken when building a wind farm, including site analysis for wind resource, ensuring proper zoning, and identifying a reliable power purchaser or market
  • Describe the economics of wind power, including net metering, tax incentives for purchasing small wind turbines for household use, and the Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS)

Course Price: $ 80.85


Continuing Education Credits approved for:
  • AIA
  • BOMI
  • FMA
  • ICC
  • IEI
  • LEED
  • OAA
  • RPA
  • SMA
  • SMPS