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



WESC 2021 – Call for Abstracts now open!

The next Wind Energy Science Conference will take place as a web-conference on May 25 - 28, 2021. The biennial Wind Energy Science Conference is an international conference initiated by the European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE). We are looking forward to welcoming scientists in the field of wind energy to present their latest findings and meet across traditional scientific borders. The conference covers all scientific topics in wind energy. Find more information about our program, the topics and deadlines on the conference website. Stay informed and sign up for our newsletter!


With Digital Twin for optimised wind turbines

Using a digital twin to save material, support maintenance, reduce costs and increase wind yield: At the University of Bremen, the ForWind members BIK (Bremen Institute for Integrated Product Development) and IALB (Institute for Electrical Drives, Power Electronics and Components) have started their research on this topic together with eight partners. The aim: the ecologically and economically optimised operation of wind turbines.


Recipe for a storm

Experts from ForWind and the Université de Lyon have now paved the way for studying small-scale turbulence: The team led by Oldenburg physicist Prof. Dr. Joachim Peinke succeeded in generating turbulent flows in a wind tunnel. The flows resembled those occurring in big gales. The team has found a way to literally cut a slice out of a storm, the researchers report in the journal Physical Review Letters.


"Excellent Young Wind Doctor Award 2020" goes to ForWind scientists

On October 2, Dr. Clemens Hübler, ForWind scientist and member of the Institute of Structural Analysis at the Leibniz University of Hannover (LUH), was awarded the "Excellent Young Wind Doctor Award 2020" at the European wind energy conference TORQUE. With this prize, the European Academy of Wind Energy EAWE annually awards PhD dissertations in the field of wind energy of extraordinary quality and innovation.


Predicting the power of offshore wind farms more accurately

Strong changes in wind speed within time periods of less than half an hour - these are so-called wind ramps. If they occur unexpectedly, they pose problems for electricity traders and grid operators. To improve the prediction of wind ramps, ForWind scientists want to use laser beams to measure the wind far upstream of the wind farm. For their research project "WindRamp" the ForWind team together with project partners will receive around 2.75 million euros. The project is supported for three years by the German Federal Ministry of Economics.