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REES 6010 - Installation of Fluid-driven Renewable Energy Systems

Renew Energy Elect Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

The motion of wind and water are two of the three main sources of renewable energy. The main goal of this course is to familiarize students with installation and operational requirements for several types of renewable energy systems that are wind and water driven. The specifics of wind vs. water power generation will be covered after common electrical principles have been discussed. A significant part of the course is dedicated to application activities that reinforce the theory. At the end of the course a student will be comfortable doing installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of wind and micro-hydro power systems.


REES 5030 and REES 5040



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Apply the Canadian Electrical Code to renewable energy system installations.
  • Connect a wind generator to a battery bank via a charge controller.
  • Troubleshoot wind- and water-driven renewable energy PLC systems.
  • Troubleshoot hydraulic braking system circuits.
  • Configure a power quality meter to detect a reverse-power situation and take the generator off-line.
  • Configure a power quality meter to detect an out-of-bounds power factor and take appropriate action.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

REES 6010 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Renewable Energy Electrical Systems Installation & Maintenance
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate


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