Center for Wind Energy Research of the Universities of Oldenburg, Hannover and Bremen



ForWind at the Public Climate School

The "Public Climate School" will take place at various universities from 25 to 29 November 2019. With this slogan, scientists from all over Germany are committed to climate protection. At the University of Hannover, ForWind members Prof. Andreas Reuter, Prof. Raimund Rolfes and Prof. Torsten Schlurmann will give lectures on the conversion of the energy system in Germany, wind energy research for climate protection and the effects of rising sea levels.


How do offshore wind farms change the wind?

November 1, 2019, started the research project X-Wakes “Interaction Between the Wakes of Large Offshore Wind Farms and Wind Farm Clusters With the Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer”, which is being funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) to the tune of € 3.4 million over a period of three years. In the scope of X-Wakes, ForWind researchers and their colleagues will be investigating how the wind conditions in the German Bight could change if offshore wind farms are expanded on a large scale.


New ForWind member

At the meeting of the ForWind executive board on November 7, 2019, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Astrid Nieße from the Leibniz University Hannover was welcomed as a new member of ForWind. Nieße is head of the Energy Informatics working group at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Her research complements the broad spectrum of engineering and physical research in the field of wind energy within ForWind.


Real-time monitoring of wind turbines

At a kickoff meeting in the Oldenburg WindLab at ForWind on 28 October, the partners in the recently started research project ConUp came together. The joint project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) with a total of 1.2 million euros over a period of three years. Within the framework of ConUp, scientists want to develop methods to be able to modernize existing wind turbines more easily and quickly.