Planning and design of a wind energy test site in complex terrain 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.

The project was lead by Stuttgart Wind Energy (SWE) at the University of Stuttgart.

Professor Dr. Po Wen Cheng.


    • Stuttgart Wind Energy (SWE)
    • Institute of Aerodynamics and Gas Dynamics (IAG)
    • Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK)
    • Chair of Structural Analysis (LST)
    • Associate Professorship of Landscape Architecture and Regional Open Space (LAREG)
    • Wind Energy Institute
    • Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK)
    • Institute of Soil Mechanics and Rock Mechanics (IBF)
    • Dpt. of Steel and Light Alloy Construction (VAKA)
    • Center for Applied Geoscience (ZAG), Environmental Physics
    • Physical Geography with focus on Geographic Information Systems


    KONTEST was funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy:

    • Project number 0325656A-D
    • Project duration 01.11.2013 – 30.09.2015