More and more wind farms are being built in the waters around Europe, Asia, and soon in the USA. But as more wind plants are built, there’s a chance that they will start to change the wind conditions locally.
The new X-Wakes project will investigate how the wind conditions in the German Bight might change with large-scale expansion of offshore wind farms. Funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), the project team includes the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, the Frauenhofer IWES institute and the Technical University Braunschweig, the University of Oldenburg with its Center for Wind Energy Research (ForWind), UL International GmbH, as well as WindForS members at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research IMK-IFU, Prof. Dr. Stefan Emeis) and the University of Tübingen (the Environmental Physics Group of Prof. Dr. Jens Bange).
For more information see the press release from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Center for Materials and Coastal Research.
Acknowledgement: information on this page was obtained from the press release from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Center for Materials and Coastal Research.