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November 7-8, 2012


DEWEK 2012


On the 7th and 8th of November 2012, the tenth German Wind Energy Conference

DEWEK was held in Bremen. The research network WindForS had a stand at the conference and WindForS scientists gave presentations. Furthermore, some of the network's members were part of the advisory board and were active as chairpersons in various working sessions. At the WindForS stand and during presentations, visitors could find information on the network's areas of expertise. The original model airplane used to measure meteorological parameters exhibited by the ZAG (University of Tübingen), as well as a demonstration of the ZSW's Power-To-Gas technology, attracted numerous visitors to the network's stand.


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October 1, 2012


WindForS research project „Lidar Complex“


The German Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) has approved the research project “Lidar Complex” providing funding for three years. The project deals with the development of Lidar technology in mountainous, complex terrain. In addition to three Lidar systems owned by the Stuttgart Chair of Wind Energy (USTUTT) and the Institute for Meteorology (KIT) two wind measuring masts and two different unmanned aerial systems will be used in the measuring campaign. Specifically, these systems are helicopters of the Institute of Aircraft Design of Stuttgart University and an aeroplane owned by the Centre for Applied Geoscience at the University of Tübingen. The Institute of Aerodynamics and Gas Dynamics (USTUTT) uses CFD calculations to analyse the flow structure of the complex terrain.


June 6, 2012


Partners from Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria start cooperation /

WindForS network strengthens wind energy research in southern Germany


Six universities and research institutions have today launched the Windenergie Forschungsnetzwerk (WindForS –Wind Energy Research Alliance). Aalen University, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Stuttgart University, the University of Tübingen, the Technische Universität München (TUM) and the Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW – Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg) will pool their wind energy competence and cooperate in research as well as undergraduate and postgraduate education.