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Wind Energy, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

1,304 ratings
377 reviews

About this Course

How tall is a modern wind turbine and how can it possibly generate power from the wind? This course gives an overview of key aspects in wind energy engineering. Whether you are looking for general insight in this green technology or your ambition is to pursue a career in wind energy engineering, 'Wind Energy' is an excellent starting point. Experts located in the wind pioneering country of Denmark will take you on a tour through the most fundamental disciplines of wind energy research such as wind measurements and resource assessment, aerodynamics, wind turbine technology, structural mechanics, materials, financial and electrical systems. You will gain a rational understanding of wind energy engineering and, through hands-on exercises, you will learn to perform wind energy calculations based on simple models. Working with the different course disciplines will give you a taste of what wind energy engineering is all about. This allows you to identify the most interesting or relevant aspects of wind energy engineering to be pursued in your future studies or in your professional career. View our video:

Top reviews


Nov 15, 2016

Very intersting course, using various fields of engineering (mechanics, structures, fluid dynamics, electricty...) and project management. Recommanded to have a good overview of wind energy !


Sep 12, 2018

Some things are a bit complex to understand , but a great coverage of all aspects of wind energy sector ,which will definitely help learners for better understanding of wind energy

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By Yash Anil Pund

Jan 16, 2019

The course was amazing to take and I think it is the need of the hour , to shift towards other forms of energy especially wind and also solar . Due to global warming and focus on renewable forms of energy , it is in demand now .

By Ivan Puzak

Jan 07, 2019

Excellent insight in mechanical behavior of wind turbines. General steps of wind turbine design are well explained and calculations give great sense of engineering.

By Javaid Ahmad Reshi

Jan 04, 2019

My first course from coursera and it was Great. I highly recommend it.

By Anna Starkova

Jan 03, 2019

There is a great theory in the slides and videos.

To have more practical numbers and examples from real time would increase the understanding of a few complicated topics.

By André Rodrigues Martins Junior

Jan 03, 2019

O curso é muito bom pois abrange todas as partes do que vem a ser uma turbina eólica ,falando sobre os aspectos construtivos, viabilidade econômica e retorno de investimento, além de cálculos estruturais e estudo do comportamento aerodinâmico das hélices.


Jan 01, 2019

A very good introductory course. Some more time should be given to the derivations of formulas, they are the key to learning.

By Sridhanajayan Suresh

Dec 31, 2018

This course is one of the most valuable courses to study the basics of wind energy engineering. We can get an overall introduction in all the aspects of wind power technology and the market trends. I would greatly recommend this course to whoever wants to study wind energy engineering or to pursue their career in wind energy sector.

By Shaun Floyd

Dec 29, 2018

Excellent course. It provided a good overview of the primary aspects of wind turbine energy generation and production. Lectures were clear and easy to follow and the quizzes were challenging and engaging. I can highly recommend this course.

By Carlos Toledo

Dec 21, 2018

Quite interesting and well schedulled

By Shikhar Chakravorty

Dec 08, 2018

some things could be better explained. Otherwise very nice.