Meet ECN at the leading international event WindEnergy Hamburg

Visit ECN at WindEnergy Hamburg 2014  
ECN warmly invites you to the event WindEnergy Hamburg 2014, where you will meet the future of the wind industry. All the innovations, market trends and experts – they’re all coming to Hamburg from 23 to 26 September, the gateway to the world of wind energy.

Our experts will tell you more about reducing the costs of offshore wind energy and increasing performance, starting long before wind farms are constructed and continuing for a long time thereafter. Buy your tickets at the WindEnergy Hamburg website and please drop by at ECN stand no. B6.570.

ECN developed a control system, which increases wind turbine yield
A new advanced control system for wind turbines, built by ECN makes it possible to build larger wind turbines that produce up to 13% more energy. Tests carried out at the ECN wind farm using the system, which allows blades to be adjusted individually, show that the load on the wind turbine blades can be reduced by at least 20 %. Interested in more information? Read our latest press release or visit us at WindEnergy Hamburg.

Improving wind farm and wind turbine performance with the LiDAR nacelle
LiDAR technology installed in the nacelle of a wind turbine measures turbine wind speed. The advantage? A higher yield and reduced wear and tear. Together with TU Delft, XEMC Darwind and Avent Lidar Technology, ECN conducts research into the application of LiDAR technology.

LiDAR stands for light detection and ranging. It is a laser technology for remote wind speed measurements. “We already knew that LiDAR had great potential. The technology was quite unstable at first, but we find that it has really come of age”, says Jan Willem Wagenaar, researcher at ECN. “It is also affordable and can be installed quickly. Today, a mast with a cup anemometer is still installed next to the turbine to monitor performance according to international guidelines. Such a mast is expensive, especially offshore, and a licence is also required. This is not the case with LiDAR”. Interessted? Read more about LiDAR

Onshore and offshore
This new leading international event will be held at the Hamburg Fair site, covering the whole of the value chain of the international wind industry onshore and offshore to give you a comprehensive overview of the status and future of the industry.

More information
Are you interested in how can ECN help you? Please visit our wind energy expertise page, contact us or meet us at the WindEnergy Hamburg 2014 exhibition at stand no. B6.570. Please find more information about the event on the website of WindEnergy Hamburg.