19 December 2016


WINSENT joint project for test site construction launched


Partners within the WINSENT project are the WindForS institutes of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, of the Universities of Stuttgart and Tübingen, of TU München, of Hochschule Esslingen University of Applied Sciences and of the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW). The joint project is divided into three sub-projects, i.e., the detailed characterization of the test site location with regard to its micro climate and meteorology, the preparation and modification of the wind turbines, and the construction and operation of the test site. The project is coordinated by the ZSW which will also be responsible for its operation. The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is funding the construction of the test site within the WINSENT joint project (FKZ 0324129A-F) with an amount of about 10.4 million euros. The Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg contributes an additional 1.2 million euros to funding the project.


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The WindForS wind energy research cluster comprises seven universities and research institutions from Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. They are pooling their competencies in the field of wind energy in research as well as in education, qualification, and advanced training. Currently the WindForS partners are: University of Aalen, University of Applied Sciences Esslingen, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Technical University of Munich, University of Stuttgart, University of Tübingen, and the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg.


The expertise of the 23 institutes and university chairs making up WindForS covers the full range of wind energy research areas. These include meteorology, landscape architecture, soil mechanics and foundation engineering, rotor aerodynamics and noise reduction, design and calculation of structures and frames, materials, construction methods and manufacturing engineering, testing and measurement technology, quality assurance and maintenance as well as operational management, grid connection, and grid integration.



Messe Offenburg will host the

Windenergie – expo & congress

conference and exhibition on 15-16 November 2017. WindForS will

contribute to the event.