October 15, 2013

NORCOWE and ECN start one of the largest wind measurement campaigns

This month NORCOWE and ECN are starting up their joint wind measurement campaign at ECN’s full-scale research wind farm. One of the most important aims is to examine the turbine wake using LiDARs. LiDAR technology is one of ECN’s key expertise. The measurement campaign will be one of the largest of...[more]

October 11, 2013

Alstom installs ECO 122 wind turbine at ECN test site

Last week Alstom finished the installation of the ECO 122 wind turbine at the ECN’s wind turbine test site in the Netherlands. The ECO 122 wind turbine is Alstom’s latest innovation and was specifically designed for reaching the highest possible yield at low wind sites. Testing at the rather high...[more]

March 21, 2013

ECN improves wind farm design and operation

ECN developed the code ECNS (Energy-Conserving Navier-Stokes solver), an incompressible code specifically suited for computing unsteady turbulent wakes in offshore wind farms. [more]

January 7, 2013

Consortium investigates ‘plug socket’ North Sea wind farms

Over the next four years, a consortium of nine parties will be investigating how to reduce the cost price of wind energy by developing an innovative electricity infrastructure on the North Sea. Last month, the Dutch government awarded a 2 million euro grant to this innovative ‘plug socket’ project...[more]

May 21, 2012

ITRI and ECN sign MOU on collaboration on Green Energy

On the 10th of May 2012, the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on collaboration on Green Energy, specifically in the area of Wind Energy, Carbon Capture, and Bioenergy. [more]

April 23, 2012

NREL and ECN collaborate to strengthen R&D in Wind Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and ECN signed a Cooperative Research And Development Agreement (CRADA) to strengthen their collaboration in the field of wind energy research. [more]

February 3, 2012

New direction ECN: with and for the market

Today, Friday 3 February, the complete Board of Directors presented ECN’s new strategy plan 2012-2015 to Mark Dierikx, Director General for Energy, Telecom and Competition of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation (EL&I). [more]

December 19, 2011

Korean POSCO Power and ECN join forces in wind, solar and bio-energy

The Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) and the South Korean POSCO Power have officially joined forces. By signing a Memorandum of Understanding on 15 December, both parties have agreed on future collaboration in wind, solar and bio-energy.[more]

November 3, 2011

The Third Annual User Day ECN O&M Tool

On Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 November the Third Annual User Day ECN O&M Tool was held at the premises of ECN in Petten (Netherlands). At present more than 20 leading project developers, turbine manufacturers, and consultants are using the tool to develop the most cost effective O&M...[more]

April 4, 2011

ECN Wind Energy to collaborate with Sandia National Laboratories

On 31 March 2011, the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) and Sandia National Laboratories from the United States signed a Memorandum of Understanding in which both parties agree on future collaboration in the field of wind energy. [more]

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