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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Offshore Wind Energy: Technology, Resources, Grid Integration, and Trends

ECO 610

Offshore wind farms are engineering projects, and it is vital for all professionals who work in the wind energy industry to have an understanding of the underlying science and technology which drive the siting of offshore wind farms, how these projects are integrated into the electric grid, and trends in technology advances and market development. This course is designed for students without an engineering or scientific background, but provides the engineering context and basic scientific concepts to explain, among other things, the offshore wind resource, major components of wind turbines and towers, electrical interconnections, and advances in turbine size, and fixed and floating platforms.
Course Details

Fall 2021


CPE Class with Moodle
Sep 1, 2021 - Dec 8, 2021
Base Cost: $1,707 ($569/credit)
Term Fee: $50
Start date: Sep 01, 2021
End date: Dec 08, 2021
Last day to add: Sep 15, 2021
Last day to drop: Sep 15, 2021
Last day to withdraw: Oct 28, 2021