ForWind – Oldenburg
ForWind is the joint Center for Wind Energy Research of the Universities of Oldenburg, Hannover and Bremen with a basic research ranging broadly in both engineering and in physics. ForWind was founded in 2003 through the support of the Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony. Since then, wind energy researchers at the Universities of Oldenburg and Hannover have worked together in cooperation. In 2009, the University of Bremen joined the consortium as a new partner. Currently ForWind-Oldenburg comprises about 80 scientists.
Individual research and training aspects offered
- ForWind – Oldenburg operates a long-range multi-LiDAR system consisting of three Leosphere WLS 200S. Additionally a 2D short-range Windscanner is being acquired.
- In several on- and offshore measurement campaigns at different wind farms an extensive database of experimental data was created, which will be used in the research project.
- Extensive wind field simulations can be carried out at ForWind – Oldenburg with the help of a supercomputer of around 2200 cores.