Course Description

Small Wind Systems

The focus of RENG 420 is on siting small wind systems, plotting and analyzing Weibull and Rayleigh wind distribution functions, analyzing wind shear and turbulence data, tip-speed ratios, optimizing turbine-inverter interactions for maximum energy production, rotor design, electrical system design, National Electrical Code, and system troubleshooting. Paperwork necessary for grant funding and New York State ordinances are also covered. This course will heavily emphasize the NABCEP requirements for small wind site assessment. Prerequisite: MATH 103, and RENG 220 or RENG 320 3 credits (2 hours of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory), spring semester

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Sharon Y. Boyce
(315) 684-6608
boycesy@morrisville.edu
Charlton Hall, Room 103B

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Admissions Requirements

A.A.S. or A.S. or 60 hours of lower division course work (from an accredited college or university) with a minimum GPA of 2.3. Completion of Math 102 - Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry (C or better required) or equivalent prior to enrollment into the program.

Morrisville State College has a rolling admission policy; notification of acceptance begins November 1. SAT or ACT exams are recommended, and an on–campus interview is encouraged.