University of Rostock – The Chair of Wind Energy Technology

Albert-Einstein-Straße 2, 18059 Rostock, Deutschland

Key Details

  • Status Operational
  • Availability Commercial

Test Facility Description

Test Rig for Scaled Wind Turbines (HAWT / VAWT)

In collaboration with the Chair of Ocean Engineering, the Chair of Wind Energy Technology established a test rig in November 2016, which is designed to measure and determine the efficiency levels of scaled wind turbines. The project will involve the recording and analysis of cp(λ) curves for various rotor designs in the University of Rostock’s Large Subsonic Wind Tunnel. In addition, the test rig is fitted with an electronic systems of a type installed in modern wind turbines, which will enable an improved comparison between the empirical values generated and the corresponding parameters from real wind turbines.

To make an active contribution to and to support innovations in the wind energy sector, the staff of the Chair of Wind Energy Technology undertake application-oriented research into various current problem areas in the field of wind power engineering. Via a comprehensive series of relevant collaborative exchanges with various partners in industry we are able to combine our research experience with empirical experience from the industrial sector. The particular focus of current research, in this context, is on the development of innovative machine engineering and structural concepts for wind energy technology, the simulation and mensuration of wind turbines and the wind field, as well as other subjects such as the integration of wind-generated electrical power into the national grid, decentralised energy supply and energy storage. Subordinated objectives of all of the above-mentioned topics are the reduction of primary costs for electricity generated with the aid of wind power and increasing the reliability of the associated technology.