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pre327 - Wind Farm Technology, Economics & Environmental Issues (Complete module description)
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Module label Wind Farm Technology, Economics & Environmental Issues
Module code pre327
Credit points 7.5 KP
Workload 225 h
Institute directory Institute of Physics
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme European Master in Renewable Energy (EUREC) (Master) > Mastermodule
Responsible persons
Skills to be acquired in this module
At the completion of this module, the student will:
- possess advanced knowledge on wind farm design
- possess advanced knowledge on economics and environmental issues
- be skilled in wind farm design and environmental impacts using simulation programs (GH WindFarmer), practical experience
- have an understanding of economical parameters to successful project realisation
Module contents
1. Wind Farm Technology Issues
- Wind exploitation in wind farms
- Energy predictions and optimization
- Balance of plant
- Wind farms electrical design
- Wind Farm design, wake effect (simple and advanced wake models, numerical methods - CFD approach)
2. Economics of WT and Externalities
- Calculation methods
- Current plant costs
- Wind energy prices
- The value of wind energy
- External costs
- Future price trends
3. Environmental Issues
- Environmental benefits
- Environmental effects
- Amenity (land use, visual impact)
- Technical analysis of noise and electromagnetic interference
- Ecology (birds)
- Consumption of energy and materials
4. Market development and status of industry
- Characteristics of the EU industry
- Present status of wind power
- Market description
- Market predictions
- Wind energy targets
- Wind energy market incentives in Europe
5. Offshore
- Turbine modelling
- Support structures – foundation
- Wind farms aspects
- Grid connections
6. Wind energy in urban areas
7. Wind forecast
- Introduction to Coupled Ocean / Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPS)
Reader's advisory
European Wind Energy Association: Wind Energy - The Facts. 2004.
J.F. Manwell, J.G.McGowan, A.L.Rogers, J.Willey and Sons: Wind Energy Explained – Theory, Design and Application. 2002.
R. Gasch, J. Twele, James and James: Wind Power Plants - Fundamentals, Design, Construction and Operation. 2002.
M. J. Pasqualetti, P. Gipe, R.W. Righter (eds): Wind Power in View. Academic Press, 2002.
R.Y. Redlingen, P.D. Andersen, P.E. Morthorst: Wind Energy in the 21st Century. UNEP, 2002.
T. Burton, D. Sharpe, N. Jenkins, E. Bossanyi: Wind Energy Handbook. John Wiley and Sons, 2001.
P. Gipe: Wind Energy Comes of Age’. John Wiley and Sons, 1995.
S. Heier: Grid Integration of Wind Energy Conversion Systems. John Wiley and Sons, 1998.
L.L. Freris (ed): Wind Energy Conversion Systems. Prentice Hall, 1990.
T. Ackermann: Wind Power in Power Systems. Wiley, 2005.
EWEA: Large scale integration of wind energy in the European power supply: Analysis, issues and recommendations. December 2005.
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Exam week (end of May)
Written exam (3 hours)
Course type Seminar
Workload attendance 0 h