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2019
19 MAR

DTU Wind Energy granted the secretariat of IEA Wind TCP

DTU Wind Energy has been chosen to lead the secretariat of the International Energy Agency Wind Technology Collaboration Programme, also known as IEA Wind TCP.

Wind energy Energy
20 FEB

From Postdoc to Professor

When he arrived to Denmark and DTU Wind Energy 14 years ago, he did not think he would become a Professor. However, Nicolaos A. Cutululis cannot wait to take on the new...

Wind energy Energy
06 FEB

Meet Windy the Polar Bear

Have you ever considered studying online? If yes, please look at the Master of Wind Energy which DTU Wind Energy offers.

Wind energy Energy
01 FEB

DTU researcher receives 2019 Industrial Researcher Prize

Innovation Fund Denmark ’s Industrial Researcher Prize is being awarded to Martina Fischetti this year, who developed mathematical optimization models in her industrial...

Energy Wind energy Mathematics Mathematical modelling
15 JAN

Danish-Norwegian Cooperation on Offshore Wind Expanded

Better and cheaper offshore wind farms are the goal for cooperation on renewable energy.

Wind energy Energy
09 JAN

Forty Years with Wind Energy and Still Going Strong

This year marks forty years since Deputy Head of Department at DTU Wind Energy, Peter Hjuler Jensen, started at Risø. Although he has achieved a lot, he is not ready to...

Wind energy Energy
2018
21 DEC

New Generation of Wind Scanners Developed by DTU

Researchers in the meteorological section at DTU Wind Energy have developed a new type of wind scanners. The new wind scanners can measure the vortex currents in the tip...

Wind energy Energy
21 DEC

DTU visited five Universities in Taiwan

Associate Professor and a researcher from DTU Wind Energy visited five universities in Taiwan in October to discuss the future of offshore wind energy research and education...

Wind energy
18 DEC

DTU creates a new way of testing wind turbine blades

DTU Wind Energy, Siemens Gamesa, R&D, BLAEST, Olsen Wings, DNV GL, Ørsted and Zebicon have joined forces in creating a new way to test wind turbine blades.

Wind energy Energy
07 DEC

Goodbye to the 4-Rotor Concept Turbine at Risø

The 4-Rotor Concept Turbine that was placed at DTU Risø Cam-pus is now dismantled. The testing of the concept is complete.

Wind energy Energy
07 NOV

RELIABLADE project: Increased Reliability of Rotor Blades

Two of the world’s leading institutions when it comes to wind energy, German Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES and Danish DTU Wind Energy, have joined...

Wind energy Energy
05 NOV

Digital twins to take industry into the future

Tests and experiments can provide new knowledge and the ability to predict the behaviour of materials and durability with ever greater precision. This is achieved by means...

Information technology Data analysis Mathematical modelling Physics Wind energy Materials Production and management
26 OCT

Danish research to strengthen the design of floating wind turbines

With an investment of DKK 15.8 million from the Danish Innovation Fond, researchers from DTU are, in collaboration with leading companies, optimizing the design of the...

Wind energy Energy
12 OCT

16,768 cores in the new super computer at DTU Wind

Far more complex calculations are required to achieve reliable knowledge about wind conditions. DTU Wind Energy is therefore bringing in a new supercomputer to ensure...

Wind energy Energy
10 OCT

WESA welcomed new Wind Energy Students at DTU

WESA (Wind Energy Student Association) welcomed all the new students, that started at DTU Wind Energy in September.

Wind energy Energy
09 OCT

Wind turbine prototypes to be tested in Østerild and Høvsøre

DTU has just completed the tendering rounds for the four new test sites which are the result of the Danish Parliament’s decision to establish more test facilities in Denmark...

Wind energy Energy
08 OCT

New wind turbine prototypes to be tested at Østerild and Høvsøre

Technical University of Denmark (DTU), who operates the national test centres for large wind turbines at Østerild and Høvsøre, have just completed the tender process for...

Wind energy Energy
20 SEP

Long wind turbine blades require new composite materials

In the future wind turbine blades are going to be up to 107 meters long. Wind turbine blades of this size require new composite materials. DTU Wind Energy is up for the...

Wind energy Energy
14 SEP

20 female 9th grade student visited DTU Wind Energy

Yesterday, 20 young women from a 9th grade visited DTU Wind Energy due to the event ’Girls' Day in Science’.

Wind energy Energy
13 SEP

DTU Wind Energy in close collaboration with National Taiwan University

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), National Taiwan University (NTU) and DTU Wind Energy have joined forces in working on a local offshore wind education in Taiwan...

Wind energy Energy
03 SEP

DTU’s wind-powered cars perform well racing against the wind

DTU entered two cars in Racing Aeolus Den Helder , an international competition for wind-powered cars in a headwind. One reached a speed in excess of 113 per cent of the...

Wind energy
23 AUG

Wind Energy Denmark 2018

On 30-31 October 2018, Wind Energy Denmark will once again gather the Danish and international wind industry to discuss, showcase, and drive forward the technology development...

Wind energy Energy
16 AUG

New test stands at Østerild and Høvsøre are put out to tender

The test facilities in Østerild and Høvsøre are each to be expanded with an additional two test stands. The in total four new test stands are now put out to tender.

Wind energy Energy
14 JUN

Very popular PhD Summer School

The PhD Summer School on Remote Sensing for Wind Energy is a great success with participants from all over the world.

Wind energy Energy
08 JUN

Østerild and Høvsøre to be expanded

The expansion of the two test centres in Jutland has been approved by the Danish Parliament (Folketinget).

Wind energy Energy
04 JUN

The Global Wind Atlas is widely used across the world

The Global Wind Atlas has been accessed in over 200 countries from all over the world. Further developments of the atlas are planned for 2018 and 2019.

Wind energy Energy
17 MAY

New research into the use of composite materials aims to reduce bridge costs and...

Bridges constructed with composite materials (fibre reinforced polymers) may become a familiar sight in Europe if a new pan-European research project achieves its objectives...

Wind energy Energy
24 APR

From smaller turbines to expansion and large turbines

It is expected that the Danish Parliament agrees on the expansion of Østerild and Høvsøre during summer.

Wind energy Energy
13 APR

Inauguration of the new National Wind Tunnel

The new National Wind Tunnel at DTU was inaugurated on Tuesday, 10 April by His Royal Highness Prince Joachim of Denmark.

Wind energy
12 APR

Prince Joachim of Denmark inaugurated the National Wind Tunnel at DTU

Prince Joachim of Denmark was cheerful and even joked when he quoted from a Bob Dylan song during the inauguration of the new National Wind Tunnel at DTU Risø Campus Tuesday...

Wind energy Energy
09 APR

Now it is time to officially open the National Wind Tunnel at DTU

The new National Wind Tunnel at DTU Risø Campus will be inaugurated on Tuesday April 10 2018. His Royal Highness Prince Joachim of Denmark will cut the ribbon.

Wind energy Energy
27 MAR

“If someone intends to learn more about wind energy, this is the place”

The words belong to Renan Venturini de Paula from Brazil. He is one of the participants at the Wind Energy Master that DTU Wind Energy offers online.

Wind energy Energy
27 MAR

The wind is on at DTU’s new wind tunnel

Last week researchers tested how the large fan creates wind. DTU Wind Energy can inform that the results of the testing are very positive.

Wind energy Energy
26 MAR

The expansion of Østerild and Høvsøre is on schedule at the Danish parliament

On April 5th, the expansion of the two test centres  for wind turbine will be discussed at the Danish parliament. The law is expected to take effect on July 1st 2018...

Wind energy Energy
Photo: LM Wind Power
20 MAR

Here is the world’s largest wind turbine blade

LM Wind Power has—in collaboration with DTU—developed a new hybrid material which makes it possible to build the world’s largest wind turbine blades.

Wind energy Materials Innovation and product development
19 MAR

Measuring the wind in Mexico

DTU software provides the basis for the planning of wind farms in Mexico.

Wind energy
12 MAR

The National Wind Tunnel at DTU Risø Campus is scheduled for mid-April

The new National Wind Tunnel will be inaugurated on April 10 2018. The wind tunnel is expected to be put into service in September 2018.

Wind energy Energy
09 MAR

New method to discover how cracks and failure evolve in composite material used...

DTU Wind Energy and LM Wind Power have joined forces in the project CINEMA, where the focus is on discovering how fatigue damages evolve in glass composite material used...

Wind energy
22 FEB

Do offshore wind farms steal the wind from each other?

Large wind farms will also play an important role in Denmark's green change in the future. However, one has to think strategically when a wind turbine is positioned so...

Wind energy Energy
06 FEB

DTU Wind Energy and SINTEF create partnership with a focus on offshore wind energy

The cooperation will focus on industry's challenges in offshore wind energy and create a strong partner for the industry for research and development.

Wind energy
05 FEB

Wind Energy Master opens for registrations

On 1st of February 2018, the registration opens again for the Wind Energy Master offered at DTU Wind Energy. It is a master degree that is based on online learning and...

Wind energy
30 JAN

Jubilarian loves to fish by the pier at DTU Risø Campus

From DTU in Lyngby to Cambridge – and continuing to Aalborg University before returning to Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy. Afterwards, he also went to...

Wind energy
22 JAN

DTU Wind Energy is a consultant on wind measurements for new bridges in Norway

Large new bridges across the fjords are on their way in Norway. Before building the bridges, it is important to know the strength and the structure of the wind where the...

Wind energy
17 JAN

Researchers working on preventing expensive wind turbine failures

Small cracks in wind turbine bearings are responsible for some of the most expensive wind turbine failures. Today, there are no certain methods of preventing the cracks...

Wind energy
05 JAN

Faster wind measurements will create more windfarms

Many windfarms are placed in hilly and mountainous areas, which makes it drawn-out and difficult to make fast and accurate measurements of the wind. The news project RECAST...

Wind energy
2017
20 DEC

Getting ready for the second semester of the Wind Energy Master

On 29. January 2018, the second semester of the online Wind Energy Master begins. 29 students will attend the semester.

Wind energy
28 NOV

Ready for triple hurricane

Wind speeds will reach up to three times hurricane-force inside the new national wind tunnel being built on the DTU Risø Campus . The wind will rush through these five...

Wind energy
21 NOV

New Global Wind Atlas to be presented at WindEurope Conference

World Bank alongside DTU Wind Energy will present the new Global Wind Atlas on 28 November 2017 in Amsterdam.

Wind energy Energy
25 OCT

More efficient fatigue testing for wind turbine blades

On November 7th 2017, DTU will initiate the new Large Scale Facility at DTU Risø Campus. The facility that is a part of CASMaT and it will among other things make room...

Wind energy
15 SEP

What makes a wind turbine rotate

Have you ever thought about how  modern wind turbines generate electricity? Find the answer here.

Wind energy
01 SEP

DTU's calculations on the wind are crucial for the global wind turbine industry

DTU’s software WAsP can forecast the amount of energy produced by a wind turbine. Hence, the programme is of vital importance to the development of the wind turbine industry...

Wind energy
29 AUG

Engineers to ensure continued growth in wind industry

New solutions require new talents. This applies particularly in the wind turbine industry, where Denmark has been a leader for several years, but is feeling the pressure...

Wind energy
25 AUG

Researchers worldwide are choosing DTU education

DTU’s new online master in Wind Energy attracts people from all over the world – from North- and South America to Europe, Asia and Australia.

Wind energy
12 JUN

The wind turbines at Østerild do not influence the birds negatively

A new study makes it clear that the wind turbines do not bother birds and bats at National Test Centre for Large Wind Turbines.

Wind energy
05 MAY

New method for monitoring and diagnosing wind turbine faults

Researchers from DTU have developed a simple method for monitoring wind turbines using the symmetry created by the wind turbine when the blades rotate.

Robot technology and automation Electrotechnology Wind energy
25 APR

PowerLabDK prepares for the digital energy future

In collaboration with the IT department of DTU, PowerLabDK has just invested in a large supercomputer as the first element of a soon-to-be-launched new Digital Energy Lab...

Electrical engineering Energy Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy systems Solar energy Wind energy IT systems
07 APR

New online Master in Wind Energy

DTU is launching a new online continuing education master’s programme in Wind Energy . The total workload is equivalent to one year of full-time study, but students can...

Wind energy
01 MAR

EnergyLab Nordhavn demonstrates first grid integrated battery storage in Denmark

Later this afternoon a large battery connected to the main grid in Nordhavn is officially inaugurated. The battery is part of the EnergyLab Nordhavn project, developing...

Energy Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy storage Energy production Energy systems Solar energy Wind energy
2016
21 DEC

Danish technology revolutionizing wind measurement

The more you know about the wind a wind turbine is exposed to, the better you can optimize the turbine's lifetime and power output. DTU researchers have invented a wind...

Wind energy Electricity supply Energy
19 JAN

110 octane fuel from wind and manure

In a basement in North Zealand, a small test set-up is producing the carbon-neutral fuel—methanol. Chemically pure, odourless and burning with a clear blue flame, methanol...

Bioenergy Wind energy Energy production Energy storage Energy efficiency Climate adaption CO2 separation and CO2 storage
Photo: Lemvig Biogasanlæg
19 JAN

From wind to gas

Wind energy can be converted into methane gas and stored in the Danish natural gas grid. As an added bonus, the biogas plants eliminate their carbon emissions using a...

Bioenergy Energy production Power stations Energy storage Wind energy Innovation and product development Organic chemistry
2015
Photo: Thorkild Christensen
01 DEC

Ministerial discussions on wind energy and eco-friendly fuels of the future

On 23 November, the Danish Minister for Energies, Utilities and Climate, Lars Christian Lilleholt, visited DTU Risø—among other things to learn more about how to store...

Energy Fuel cells Energy storage Wind energy
26 NOV

Detailed wind knowledge

DTU Wind Energy has worked for such a long time with large calculations of wind movements that the department is now on its fifth supercomputer—called ‘Jess’—which...

Computer calculations Hardware and components Data analysis Wind energy
22 OCT

New wind atlas to promote sustainable global power generation

A global wind atlas for improving global wind power utilization was launched on 21 October. Denmark has played a key role in developing the wind atlas, which is a free...

Wind energy
31 AUG

DTU team wins ‘World Championship for wind-powered vehicles’

A team of eight students and two supervisors from DTU recently won 'Racing Aeolus Den Helder 2015'—the unofficial world championship for wind-powered vehicles being held...

Wind energy
23 APR

Floating turbine test led to surprising knowledge

Two MSc students have tested a floating wind turbine under demanding and challenging conditions. During the extreme wave test, the turbine oscillated at unexpected frequencies...

Wind energy
17 MAR

Fossil-free future within reach

Is it realistic to envisage large Danish towns and cities running exclusively on sustainable energy in 2025? Yes it is, according to a DTU researcher.

Energy Electricity supply Energy production Wind energy Mathematics Mathematical modelling Computer calculations
11 FEB

Østerild has become a tourist magnet

As the test centre in Thy is attracting a lot of tourists, a visitors’ centre is now to be built on the site.

Wind energy
2014
10 DEC

Easier to connect cables between wind turbines

Connecting offshore wind turbines and submarine cables is a complex undertaking. A newly developed tool makes the calculations both easier and less expensive.

Mathematical analysis Wind energy Systems analysis
13 NOV

Wind energy is competitive

This year, DTU's annual energy report focuses on wind energy. The market is growing, but there is a need for technological development, more recycling and strong support...

Wind energy Energy
28 OCT

Nobel Prize winner Steven Chu visits DTU to discuss Smart Energy

On 26 October 2014, the Nobel Prize winner and US Secretary of Energy in the Obama government (2009-2013) Steven Chu and Vice President for Energy and Climate in UN Foundation...

Energy Wind energy
03 OCT

Sustainable blades on the turbines

The blades on today’s giant wind turbines are simply enormous. And they have to be able to withstand extreme impacts. This is quite a challenge, but the wind industry has...

Wind energy Materials
25 SEP

Final two test stands at Østerild Test Centre leased out

DTU has now leased out the last two vacant test stands at Østerild Test Centre. The vacant test stands were auctioned, and more bids were received than could be satisfied...

Wind energy Computer calculations
12 SEP

Grand opening of the LORC nacelle testing facility

A new test facility for offshore wind turbines inaugurated at the former Lindø Shipyard.

Wind energy Computer calculations
14 JUN

InnovationsFonden grants DKK14 mio for new project

InnovationsFonden was established as of 1 April 2014 by bringing together research, technology development and innovation grants from the Danish Council of Strategic Research...

Electrotechnology Energy Environment and pollution Medicine and medico technology Wind energy Construction and mechanics IT systems Innovation and product development
10 JUN

Millions for wind project in China

Researchers at DTU Wind Energy have received a DKK 6.1m grant to help them determine how the Chinese can get the most out of wind farms situated in mountainous regions...

Wind energy
21 MAR

New supercomputer for frontline wind energy research

DTU Wind Energy  has just inaugurated a new supercomputer which will enable researchers to produce more extensive and complex mathematical calculations than ever before...

Wind energy
12 FEB

EliteForsk Award for DTU researcher

Associate Professor Mads Brandbyge from DTU Nanotech has just received one of this year's five EliteForsk Awards presented by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and...

Electrotechnology Wind energy
17 JAN

Problematic ice on wings

The prognostic tool, IceBlade, can predict ice formation on wind turbine wings, benefiting operators and wind turbine owners in cold regions.

Wind energy
07 JAN

Students help DONG Energy with sea cables

Laying cables between DONG Energy  numerous offshore wind turbines is a complex undertaking. Two PhD students developed an entirely new solution.

Wind energy
2013
01 OCT

Villum Center for Advanced Structural and Material Testing

A multi-million kroner donation from the Villum Foundation has paved the way for establishing a leading international research centre at DTU. DTU Civil Engineering, DTU...

Construction and mechanics Wind energy
18 SEP

Can green technologies power growth

DTU’s 2013 international energy conference turned the spotlight on how green technologies can help to power growth in our society. The conference concluded on 12 September...

Energy Construction and mechanics Electrotechnology Wind energy