This degreeprovides the industrial maintenance courses, specialized wind power maintenance skills courses, and on-the-job experience that our industry partners need. This associate degree also includes additional advanced technical courses, and the general education courses required in the degree program were specifically selected for transferability.
In April of 2001 the bid of Vestas, a Danish company, was accepted. They had bid their model with rotor-diameter of 47 meters, and a hub-height of 50 meters, rated power of 660 KW. Their turnkey bid price was 698, 699, net of their standard set of supplemental spare parts. Life expectancy of the moving parts in this machine was 20 years. Hull later learned that more than 1, 100 of this same model of Vestas turbine were sold in the USA during calendar year, 2001. This was a big increase from their 4 units sold - - their total delivered to the USA in calendar 1997.