Wind Power Density

First, students will open Excel, import instructor’s output file, create a 2D graph. A student learning activity will be to format axes, legends, titles for this graph. This will not be done as part of lesson setup.

Second, students will write a program that uses one month of wind measurements (downloaded from a provided website), to calculate – Average speed vs. time of day, – Average speed vs. day of month – Wind Power Density for each of the above.

Lastly, students will use the calculated values in the design of a wind farm that is installed at a selected location. Students will choose turbines for the farm, and will add a column to the output file generated by this lab.