Reduce costs of offshore wind energy.
Support industry with state-of-the-art wind farm services
Globally speaking, wind energy is of the fastest growing forms of sustainable energy production. The continued growth of wind energy presents enormous technical, industrial and political challenges. ECN plays an important role in providing solutions to these challenges.
RESEARCH PROGRAMME WIND ENERGY
Make Dutch industry more competitive through innovations.
Improvement of support structures through an integrated approach
Monitoring of the support structures
Development of novel concepts such as floating offshore wind turbines
Optimisation of wind power stations
Design of innovative turbines ...
... and the layout of wind farms
Optimal controllers for winds turbines and wind farms
Electrical infrastructure and connection to the electricity grid
Development of future-proof offshore electricity grids
Offshore wind and the environment
Research focused on the social and spatial integration of offshore wind
Transport, installation and logistics
Evaluation and identification of innovative installation concepts
Monitoring and prediction of damage to turbines
Operations and maintenance
Development of advanced wind farm simulation services that reduce maintenance costs and improve performance
Facilities and experiments
Provision of research facilities such as:
Wind turbine test field
Offshore measurement stations
Wind supply measurement and yield calculations for wind farms
Optimisation of the plan and strategy for wind farm installation
Optimisation of the strategy for the maintenance and management of offshore wind farms
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We will gladly tell you how we make ourselves strong for that clean, sustainable future.
And why we lead the way in energy innovation:
ECN carries out research and gives advice
We carry out extensive research in the fields of sustainable energy, energy efficiency and clean ways of using fossil fuels and provide independent advice to the Dutch government concerning its energy policies.
ECN builds bridges
Our unique mix of know-how and research infrastructure builds a bridge between scientific knowledge and its practical application in the business sector. Organisations are invited to use our extensive test facilities to test technologies and innovations that they can apply directly in their business operations.
Our mission is to work with and for the market to develop knowledge and technology to facilitate the transition to a sustainable energy economy. We aim to involve the cleantech sector at an early stage, as commercial businesses form the driving force behind sustainable energy development.
ECN supplies knowledge and technology
We work within a wide range of scientific disciplines to supply the government and the business sector with knowledge and technology aimed at a sustainable future.