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

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03/09/2020

WESC 2021 – Call for Abstracts now open!

The next Wind Energy Science Conference will take place at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany, 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!

09/14/2020

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.

04/06/2020

How to measure the invisible

ForWind at the University of Oldenburg is one of ten institutions from five European countries in the training and education program LIKE (LIdar Knowledge Europe). LIKE fosters the training of a total of 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) on emerging laser-based wind measurement technologies and their translation into industrial applications. The program is funded by the EU for four years as an Innovative Training Network (ITN) within the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

03/19/2020

A floating network for wind energy research in Europe

ForWind at the University of Oldenburg is one of ten institutions from seven European countries in the training and education program FLOAWER (FLOAting Wind Energy netwoRk). FLOAWER fosters the multidisciplinary training of a total of 13 early stage researchers (ESR) with the aim of developing high-performance floating wind turbines and thus reducing the cost of wind power generation. The program is funded by the EU for four years as an Innovative Training Network (ITN) within the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

03/05/2020

Big Data in wind energy

Within the research project WiSA big data, scientists and partners from industry are analyzing large amounts of high-resolution operating data of wind turbines. New and advanced analysis methods will help to detect malfunctions in the operation of wind turbines at an early stage and to optimize the maintenance of the turbines. WiSA big data is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) with a total of 2.6 million Euros over a period of three years.