In 1976 energy research was established as a secure, long-term research field at DLR. Research since then has been devoted to solar power plants, fuel cells, environmentally friendly gas turbines, energy storage systems, and wind turbines.
To make wind power plants use wind optimally for electricity generation, it is important to understand their aerodynamics, aeroelastics and aeroacoustics. This brochure provides an overview about the wind energy research projects at DLR.
DLR has been working on energy research and making important contributions to a sustainable energy system since the mid-1970s. Multi-disciplinary teams with access to the unique test facilities and extensive computing capabilities of a major research institution are working on various key issues.