Design Course For Wind Energy Systems: Specification, Construction and Examples

Learn the fundamentals of wind energy systems with step by step examples without any previous knowledge. Learn how to design and specify wind turbine and its electrical equipment. The course consists of 64 lectures in 11h 14m total length and plenty of downloadable materials.

Course Description

This course is designed for anyone who would like to learn how to design wind energy systems from A to Z, electrical engineers, wind power system designers, and all who are interested in working in the wind energy field. The course has 9 sections, 64 lectures in 11h 14m total length.

The course will teach you the fundamentals of wind energy systems with step by step examples without a need for any previous knowledge.

What you will learn in this course:

  • Types of wind turbines
  • Rotor solidity and selection of number of rotor blades
  • Power extracted by the turbine from the wind
  • Betz limit and maximum rotor efficiency
  • Factors affecting wind speed and density
  • Applied force on the wind turbine, torque coefficient, and the importance of the TSR
  • Wind turbine generator characteristics
  • Effect of rotor diameter and generator size on power
  • Wind turbines spacing
  • Wind farm feasibility study
  • Weibull and Rayleigh probability density functions
  • Determination of Weibull parameters
  • Determination of Weibull parameters using the graphical method
  • Aerodynamics of wind turbines
  • Pitch-controlled wind turbines
  • Passive stall controlled wind turbines
  • Active stall controlled wind turbines
  • Maximum power point tracking in wind turbines
  • Tip speed ratio (TSR) control
  • Optimal torque control (OT) MPPT algorithm
  • Power signal feedback (PSF) control
  • Perturbation and observation (P&O) or hill-climb searching (HCS)
  • Electricity generation using wind turbines
  • Permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG)
  • Wound rotor synchronous generator (WRSG)
  • Doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG)
  • Brushless permanent magnet DC generator (PMDC)
  • Squirrel-cage induction generator
  • Wound rotor induction generator
  • Tubular steel wind turbine tower
  • Lattice wind turbine tower
  • Concrete wind turbine tower
  • Hybrid wind turbine tower
  • Brakes in the wind turbine
  • Rotor brakes in the wind turbine
  • Pitch drive or aerodynamic brakes in the wind turbine
  • Simulation of a wind turbine system using the ETAP program
  • MATLAB simulation of the wind turbine
  • Cp plotting and lookup table in MATLAB
  • MPPT in MATLAB Simulink

Course Content:

  1. Basics of Wind Turbine
  2. Wind Feasibility Study and Probability Distribution Functions
  3. Power Control of Wind Turbines
  4. Maximum Power Point Tracking Wind Turbines (MPPT)
  5. Types of Wind Electrical Generators
  6. Different Types of Towers
  7. Braking System in Wind Turbine
  8. ETAP Simulation for a Wind Energy System
  9. MATLAB Simulation for a Wind Energy System

Who Is This Course For:

  • Wind power enthusiasts
  • Electrical power engineers
  • Electrical students
  • Anyone who wants to get knowledge about wind power systems
  • Complete beginners with zero solar experience or knowledge


  • No prior Knowledge!
  • Passion to Learn!

Downloadable course materials

After purchasing the course, students can download the following materials:

  1. Design Course For Wind Energy Systems - Slides (PDF)
  2. Simulink-Etap Files (ZIP)
  3. Weibull Graphical Example (XLSX)
  4. Weibull Example 2 (XLSX)
  5. Weibull Probability Distribution of Wind Speed for Gaza Strip for 10 Years (PDF)
  6. Introduction to Doubly-Fed Induction Generator for Wind Power Applications (PDF)
  7. Fundamentals of wind energy (PDF)
  8. Design of Wind Turbine Tower Height and Blade Length - Optimization Approach (PDF)
  9. Design of Wind Turbine (PDF)

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About Instructor

Ahmed Mahdy

I am an electrical power engineer, and I am also an electrical instructor at more than 30 platforms, teaching electrical engineering to more than 60,000 students from more than 170 countries. I also work in the electrical research field on topics related to power system stability, renewable energy systems, electric vehicles, and control systems.

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Course Includes

  • 10 Lessons
  • 64 Topics
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate
  • Lifetime Access