• Demystifying Complex Terrain at WESC 2021 (5/24/2021) - Dr. Andrew Clifton, the WindForS coordinator will again be running a session on wind energy in complex at the 2021 Wind Energy Science Conference (WESC 2021) on May 26. Called “Demystifying Complex Terrain”, the session combines contributions around measurements and simulation of wind fields, wind turbines, and other structures in complex terrain. For more details […]
  • Sound from wind energy facilities: the results from the TremAc study (10/27/2020) - Please join us for a webinar about the results of a unique long-term study on the Wilstedt wind farm in Lower Saxony. Within the TremAc project, the Wilstedt wind farm was investigated for the third time. The study was unique in that it combined measurements and survey data to find out why people can be strongly […]
  • UK-DE Energy Systems Symposium (10/19/2020) - UK-DE Energy Systems Symposium: Accelerating net zero through policy-research collaboration International collaboration is essential for accessing experience about the energy crisis and energy revolution. This week, the WindForS coordinator will be at the joint acatech -Royal Academy of Engineering Energy Systems Symposium. We’ll post an update later! Find out more from acatech or the Royal Academy […]
  • Complex terrain, complex computing (9/29/2020) - Modelling wind over complex terrain is one of the great challenges for the wind energy community. It’s also a great challenge for the high performance computing infrastructure that supports it. Find out more about the simulation work that WindForS members at KIT, Hochschule Esslingen, and the University of Stuttgart are doing to support the development […]
  • Winds of Time (7/7/2020) - How can the latest meteorological technology be used to ensure optimal use of wind for renewable energy? That was the question that Meteorological Technology International’s reporter asked University of Tübingen Professor Jens Bange and Dr. Andrew Clifton, WindForS Managing Director and also Operating Agent of the IEA Wind Task 32 on wind lidar. Our answer? […]

Press Releases

  • X-wakes: Investigating how offshore wind farms change the wind (11/2/2019) - 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.
  • ZSW and S&G Engineering Join Forces to Set Up Wind Power Field-Test Site (12/15/2017) - From ZSW: S&G Engineering GmbH and the Centre for Solar Energy and Hy-drogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) have agreed to col-laborate with a deal clinched at this year’s German wind energy conference DEWEK and the WindEurope Exhibition in Amster-dam. S&G experts will share their insight into SG750.54-type wind turbines to help ZSW build a field-test site […]
  • WINSENT joint project for test site construction launched (12/19/2016) - The WINSENT joint project will lead to the construction of a test site in complex terrain. 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).
  • TremAc Joint Project Launched (2/1/2016) - How much noise is produced by Wind Turbines? Wind turbines emit sound and vibrations. The TremAc joint project investigates how they are related and how they can be better predicted and reduced Wind energy is to have a major share in the future renewable energy mix. The TremAc project, funded by the Federal Ministry of […]
  • EAWE PhD Seminar (9/25/2015) - The future of wind energy was the main focus of the PhD Seminar of the European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE) where more than 110 postgraduates from all over Europe met at the University of Stuttgart from September 23-25.

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