The Netherlands: NREL and ECN to Collaborate in Wind Power Research

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.

This CRADA strengthens the partnership between the two R&D centers and is based on a long standing cooperation in wind energy research that dates back to the 1980’s. The CRADA formalizes this cooperation and gives opportunities to share resources and broaden the information exchange.

NREL and ECN will collaborate on developments in wind energy research such as Advanced Controls of Integrated Turbine Systems (offshore and land-based), Turbine and Wind Farm Wake and Array Effects. The collaboration between NREL and ECN will enhance the efficiency of their R&D efforts by joint development and comparison of models and experimental data.

 “This CRADA will lead to increased cooperation between NREL and ECN in the further development of wind energy systems,” said Fort Felker, Director of the National Wind Technology Center at NREL. “By sharing knowledge and working together, we will increase the scope and pace of our contributions to this important technology.”

 “I expect that the quality of the combined ECN and NREL research will prosper when joining the knowledge and research infrastructures of both institutes, said Aart van der Pal, Director of ECN Wind Energy. “We are looking forward to the follow up of this agreement.”

Offshore WIND staff, April 23, 2012

Share this article

Follow Offshore Wind

Events>

<< Mar 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2

2017 International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF)

The IPF is the number one technical conference for offshore wind in the United States hosted by the Business Network for Offshore Wind…

read more >

Marine Energy Week

The third edition of southern Europe’s largest marine energy event will be held in Bilbao from 27 – 31 March, 2017. The event will attract leading agents, companies, researchers and decision-makers involved in the development of marine energy sources.

Since 2005, Bilbao has hosted a range of different international symposia on marine and offshore wind energy. Now, after almost a decade of development, these separate events have come together to form the Bilbao Marine Energy Week event – a week where the debate centres on the development and future of marine energy.

More info: bilbaomarinenergy.com

read more >

Belgian Offshore Days 2017

The knowledge present in Belgian companies is both at home and abroad of great value. The opportunities for further growth are a big boost…

read more >

14th Hamburg Offshore Wind Conference

The upcoming Hamburg Offshore Wind Conference will happen in April 2017. Now in its fourteenth year, this key industry event is widely…

read more >

Jobs>

Electrician - maintenance and repair – offshore wind farm

Seajacks are an offshore installation company committed to building the world’s most advanced and versatile fleet ...

apply

Field project engineer Offshore & Onshore

Reporting to the Field Services Manager/Project Managers, the job holder will support field operational projects and maintenance ...

apply

Offshore wind jobs at Shell Netherlands BV

Commercial Lead New Energies, Offshore Wind Operations Lead and Wind Turbine Engineer.

apply

Vessels>