The researchpark windenergy in Krummendeich, operated by the facility WX, is a large-scale research facility that is internationally unique in this form.
The researchpark windenergy will consist of three wind turbines. Two near-series but extensively instrumented multi-MW turbines, and an smaller experimental. The systems are flanked by several meteorological measuring masts and a few LiDAR devices. A comprehensive data management system, a control room and a substation on the site complement the area.
Measurements, experiments and data collection from various disciplines are possible at the researchpark windenergy. With the equipment it is possible to record turbulence fields and other meteorological phenomena, to investigate their effects on the operation of the wind energy turbines, or to understand the aerodynamic interactions of the wind energy plants with each other.
At the researchpark windenergy there will be the opportunity to convert the knowledge gained into new designs and components and to test them on real scale. For example, new types of rotor blades can reduce noise emissions during operation. The research carried out at the researchpark windenergy always pursues the goal of developing and operating wind power plants on the one hand in a technically and economically efficient manner, and on the other hand reducing the effects of the wind turbines on people and the environment in order to achieve greater social acceptance.
The projects PROWind, DFWind and ExpTurb are realising together the researchpark windenergy.
Dr.-Ing. Jakob Klassen
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
Tel.: +49 531 295-3380