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New Online Wind Energy Course Introduced at UMass Amherst

AMHERST, Mass. - Registration is open for the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s newest online wind energy course, "Engineering Wind Power Systems," developed by professors James Manwell and Jon McGowan, authors of the canonical engineering textbook Wind Energy Explained: Theory, Design and Application.

The graduate level wind course draws on their experiences as wind energy pioneers to provide students with a unique perspective on both proven and state of the art technologies, as well as fundamental principles.

The course will cover:

• aerodynamic analysis
• mechanical design
• support structure design
• wind field analysis
• system concepts and analysis
• controls
• system integration
• environmental issues
• economic considerations

For those who want to speak the language of wind power, this course is indispensable. Hundreds of engineers working in the renewable energy sector have already taken the in-class version of this course, and for the first time it is available online to students and professionals throughout the world.

The class starts May 16. For course details and registration, go to http://www.umassulearn.net/classes/summer-2011/graduate and click on the "mechanical & industrial engineering/wind energy" link.