Students learn of the various forms of energy and more specifically renewable energy sources. The basic concepts and vocabulary of electricity and concepts of transforming or converting mechanical energy to electrical energy are covered. The most common energy sources including the benefits and limitations of each are investigated. Progression of harnessing the wind and looks to the future of wind energy are discussed. A typical modern wind turbine is dissected to discover how electricity is created from the wind.Practical exercises in recording and analyzing information to determine wind power potential are practiced. This course includes practical exercises to reinforce energy, wind power and its future.
No prerequisites required.