This unit covers providing known solutions to predictable problems in wind energy conversion systems rated up to 10 kW. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing known solutions to predictable circuit problems.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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UEENEEE104A - Solve problems in d.c. circuits

UEENEEE101A - Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

UEENEEG101A - Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills and knowledge: - basic operation of lift and drag type WECS; - characteristics of WECS in terms of power and torque, efficiency (power and output co-efficient), solidity and tip speed ratio; - major categories and sub-categories of WECS; - advantages and disadvantages of each type of WECS; - suitable materials for the construction of WECS taking into consideration fatigue stresses and environmental conditions such as salt air, humidity and ice; - typical system configurations and components for: stand-alone power systems and water pumping; - strategies and/or mechanisms to control: mechanical stresses on the WECS in gale force winds and power output for battery charging, and; - appropriate types of WECS for a particular application.

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