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



European research in wind energy gains momentum

Last week, nine key research organisations and universities, all members of EERA JP Wind (European Energy Research Alliance Joint Programme Wind), signed a cooperative agreement to establish a European Centre of Excellence (EuCoE) on wind energy to boost European leadership in onshore and offshore wind energy research. The signing organisations are SINTEF, DTU, ForWind, TNO, Fraunhofer IWES, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, CIEMAT, CENER and NTNU.


EAWE PhD Seminar in Hannover was a great success

The team of the Collaborative Research Centre Offshore Megastructures (SFB 1463) and the European Academy for Wind Energy (EAWE) organised the 19th EAWE PhD Seminar in Hannover from 6 to 8 September 2023. More than 120 young scientists* from all over the world met on the campus of Leibniz Universität Hannover to present their research and exchange ideas.


Amir Ebrahimi is new institute co-director at IALB

ForWind member Prof. Dr. Amir Ebrahimi has succeed Bernd Orlik at the Institute of Electrical Drives, Power Electronics and Devices at the University of Bremen on 1 July 2023. He followed the call to the W3 professorship after holding the junior professorship for hydro generators at the Institute for Drive Systems and Power Electronics at Leibniz Universität Hannover since 2017


Research wind farm WiValdi inaugurated

In Krummendeich near the the Elbe estuary, a unique large-scale research facility was opened on August 15th. The research wind farm WiValdi (short for "Wind Validation"), operated by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and co-developed by ForWind and Fraunhofer IWES, consists of two state-of-the-art wind turbines packed with sensors and measuring equipment, another test turbine and five meteorological measuring masts.