KonTest“ Research Project

Planning and Design of a Wind Energy Test Site in Complex Terrain

Funding authority


  • Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy)



Project number


  • 0325665





  • Universität Stuttgart – University of Stuttgart
    • Stuttgarter Lehrstuhl für Windenergie (SWE) – Stuttgart Wind Energy (SWE)
    • Institut für Aerodynamik und Gasdynamik (IAG) – Institute of Aerodynamics and Gas Dynamics (IAG)
    • Institut für Leichtbau Entwerfen und Konstruieren (ILEK) – Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK)
  • Technische Universität München (TUM) – Technical University of Munich (TUM)
    • Lehrstuhl für Statik (LST) – Chair of Structural Analysis (LST)
    • Professur für Landschaftsarchitektur Regionaler Freiräume (LAREG) – Associate Professorship of Landscape Architecture and Regional Open Space (LAREG)
    • Lehrstuhl für Windenergie (WEI) – Wind Energy Institute
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    • Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung (IMK) – Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK)
    • Institut für Bodenmechanik und Felsmechanik (IBF) – Institute of Soil Mechanics and Rock Mechanics (IBF)
    • Stahl- und Leichtbau, Versuchsanstalt für Stahl, Holz und Steine (VAKA) – Dpt. of Steel and Light Alloy Construction (VAKA)
  • Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen – University of Tübingen
    • Zentrum für angewandte Geowissenschaften (ZAG)   Arbeitsgruppe Umweltphysik – Center for Applied Geoscience (ZAG), Environmental Physics
    • Physische Geographie und Geoinformatik (Geoinf.) – Physical Geography with focus on Geographic Information Systems
  • Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff- Forschung Baden Württemberg (ZSW) – Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW)



Goal of the project


  • Planning and design of wind test site in complex terrain located in southern Germany
  • On the basis of the results of the planning and design process, a wind test site with one or two turbines of the 600-900 KW class is intended to be built.
  • The test site will be used to prepare, test and validate new technologies in terms of materials, design methods, aerodynamics, load monitoring, noise reduction, manufacturing engineering, operation management, measurement tools and techniques as well as monitoring.
  • Further research will focus on energy storage and grid integration. Issues of landscape aesthetics and ecology are also taken into account in the planning and design process and will play an important part once the test site is in operation.



  • November 1, 2013 - September 30,2015



Project coordinator


  • Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgarter Lehrstuhl für Windenergie (SWE) – University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart Wind Energy (SWE)


Funding authority