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November 3, 2017

Energy transition is going to change our landscape considerably: new thinking is needed

Renewable energy will be a self-evident part of our future living environment everywhere. It constitutes a big challenge for our country as it will not be easy to integrate large numbers of wind turbines and PV farms in the existing landscape. According to ECN and Wageningen University & Research...[more]

November 3, 2017

More accurate North Sea wind information cuts cost of offshore wind energy

ECN, KNMI and Whiffle are working on a new atlas featuring accurate information about North Sea winds for use in wind energy applications. Clarity with regard to the average amount of wind and how often wind speeds reach extreme levels will enable a more accurate estimate of how much wind energy...[more]

October 24, 2017

First hydrogen wind turbine for sustainable fuel to be sited in the Netherlands

The world’s first hydrogen wind turbine is to become a reality in the Wieringermeer area at the start of 2019. This is the objective of a partnership formed between initiator and sustainable hydrogen supplier HYGRO, wind turbine manufacturer Lagerwey and research institute ECN.[more]

July 14, 2017

What do Shark Fins, Winglets and Turbulators have in common?

In a challenging experiment, ECN and LM Wind Power have successfully extended blades with an add-on tip extension to test new blade tip designs in the InnoTip research project. With the project now coming to a close, find out how these innovation tip designs could significantly reduce the cost of...[more]

July 13, 2017

Offshore wind O&M strategy going global—not a case of one size fits all

ECN, using its industrywide recognised tools, is mapping the Operations & Maintenance (O&M) strategies of offshore wind farms worldwide. In the last year, we worked on multiple projects to evaluate the most effective O&M strategy for wind farms throughout the world, including EU, US and...[more]

May 30, 2017

RISE and ECN set up test centre for wind energy in cold climate

Swedish research institute RISE and ECN will jointly set up a test centre in Sweden, where the global wind industry can test their equipment in cold climate conditions.[more]

March 29, 2017

Joint Industry Project on gravity-based structures for offshore wind turbines in full swing

What happens when gravity-based support structures are installed in rough sea conditions? What is the cushioning effect of the soil during touch-down? How will the dynamic response of the foundation be in transport when towed? And what is the impact of the various logistic strategies to the cost of...[more]

March 24, 2017

ScanFlow performs unique wind turbine inflow measurements for better modelling tools

Wind turbines are being designed based on models predicting yield and loading. These models are as good as the data with which they are validated. Therefore, a higher accuracy of reference wind measurements will result in more accurate models, and thus better wind turbines.[more]

March 2, 2017

ECN’s integral modelling techniques ensure monopiles are solid support option for 10MW wind turbines

Offshore wind farms are contributing increasingly to the sustainable energy targets of European countries. A new generation of 10 MW wind turbines will be rolled out in the near future and the trend towards larger turbines is likely to continue. For long it was believed jackets or other foundation...[more]

February 16, 2017

ECN launches LiDAR Calibration Facility at ECN’s wind turbine test site

Using LiDAR for turbine and windfarm measurements is becoming more accepted. In order to be bankable and trust worthy however, it is important to calibrate the LiDAR before and after the measurements are taken. For this reason ECN introduces the LiDAR Calibration Facility: a world class facility...[more]

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