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2017
14 SEP

Opening of the new research facility Large Scale Facility at DTU 7 November 2017

The new Large Scale Facility at DTU Risø Campus will host the official opening of the DTU Center CASMaT on 7 November.

Wind energy
05 SEP

The new Visitor’s Centre at Østerild is opening

The new Visitor’s Centre at the National Test Centre for Large Wind Turbines  is opening on Saturday September 9th. Everyone is welcome to celebrate the opening.

Wind energy
01 SEP

DTU's calculations on the wind are crucial for the global wind turbine industry

DTU’s software WAsP can forecast the amount of energy produced by a wind turbine. Hence, the programme is of vital importance to the development of the wind turbine industry...

Wind energy
10 AUG

Future smart energy systems: Technology is not enough; consumers must be involved...

To fight climate change, future energy production must be based on renewable energy. The problem is that these energy resources are variable, and thus might threaten...

Energy Solar energy Wind energy Climate change Climate adaption
31 JUL

Ib Chorkendorff receives EU’s most prestigious research grant for work with catalysts

Professor Ib Chorkendorff, DTU Physics , has been awarded a prestigious Advanced Grant from the ERC (European Research Council) for his work in developing new catalysts...

Quantum theory and atomic physics Micro and nanotechnology Catalysis Fuel cells Energy storage Solar energy Wind energy
DTU Energy took part in the International Jamboree 2017
28 JUL

DTU Energy took part in the Jamboree Denmark 2017

DTU Energy took part in the International Jamboree Denmark 2017, the largest jamboree in Denmark, where 36.000 Danish and international scouts and guides met this week...

Energy Bioenergy Fuel cells Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy storage Energy systems Fossil fuels Solar energy Wind energy Electrochemistry
19 JUL

Opening of the new visitor centre in Østerild on September 9th

The new visitor centre situated at the National Test Centre for Large Wind Turbines at Østerild will be officially opened on September 9th 2017. Lars Christian Lilleholt...

Wind energy
17 JUL

Free access to leading Smart Grid research infrastructure

Once again, PowerLabDK offers free access to our world leading facilities and innovative installations. Starting from 15 August and until 15 November, we invite you to...

Energy Energy systems Energy efficiency Wind energy
14 JUL

Wind energy is a huge part of the Danish electricity demand

This last week, more than half of the Danish electricity demand was met by wind energy, shows numbers from Wind Europe.

Wind energy
10 JUL

DTU Wind Energy wins first and second place at the International Small Wind Turbine...

DTU Wind Energy beat four competitors in the International Small Wind Turbine Contest. DTU Wind Energy won both 1 st and 2 nd place.

Wind energy
07 JUL

The new large wind turbines require a focus on wind turbine blades

The wind turbines in wind farms are growing rapidly. Future generations of wind turbines are expected to be as tall as 300 meters. They are not only growing in height:...

Wind energy
20 JUN

Wind Energy Science Conference 2017 at DTU

Wind Energy Science Conference 2017 (WESC-2017) is the first in a series of bi-annual conferences launched by the European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE), with the support...

Wind energy
12 JUN

The wind turbines at Østerild do not influence the birds negatively

A new study makes it clear that the wind turbines do not bother birds and bats at National Test Centre for Large Wind Turbines.

Wind energy
08 JUN

New light marking ready for use at the National Test Center at Østerild

The new light marking at the National Test Center for Large Wind Turbines at Østerild has been installed and are now ready for use.

Wind energy
31 MAY

3 questions for Professor Henrik Stiesdal

Until 2014 Henrik Stiesdal was the Chief Technology Officer of Siemens Wind Power . During his professional career, Stiesdal has made more than 175 inventions...

Wind energy
31 MAY

New wind tunnel is opening in 2018

The new wind tunnel at DTU Risø Campus is well on its way. In the beginning of 2018, the wind tunnel will be officially opened.

Wind energy
30 MAY

New measurements in Perdigao make the wind atlas more accurate

Four WindScanners measure the movements of the wind simultaneously in Portuguese Perdigao. That is new.

Wind energy
30 MAY

Next generation substructures for floating wind turbines in the making

It gets more and more common to place wind turbines at sea, creating offshore wind turbines. Thus, there is a need for new innovative substructure concepts, including floating...

Wind energy
09 MAY

You have wind and I have sun – shall we trade?

It is time to replace centralized systems with local solutions. Professor Pierre Pinson is working to create a sharing economy system for electricity exchange.

Solar energy Wind energy Electricity supply
05 MAY

New method for monitoring and diagnosing wind turbine faults

Researchers from DTU have developed a simple method for monitoring wind turbines using the symmetry created by the wind turbine when the blades rotate.

Robot technology and automation Electrotechnology Wind energy
25 APR

PowerLabDK prepares for the digital energy future

In collaboration with the IT department of DTU, PowerLabDK has just invested in a large supercomputer as the first element of a soon-to-be-launched new Digital Energy Lab...

Electrical engineering Energy Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy systems Solar energy Wind energy IT systems
20 APR

Great results for active distribution network automation

“Ideal Grid for All” was the vision of a project collaboration between 13 European academic and industrial organisations – a vision that is now very close to becoming a...

Electrotechnology Electrical engineering Energy Wind energy Solar energy Power stations Energy systems Energy production Energy storage Energy efficiency Electricity supply
03 APR

New project on large scale electrical vehicle integration

A new project just got officially funded and will run between April 2017 and March 2020. The Project is called Across Continents Electric Vehicle Services (ACES) and intends...

Electrotechnology Energy Wind energy Solar energy Energy systems Energy production Energy storage Energy efficiency Electricity supply Electrical engineering
17 MAR

Big can be best when it comes to wind farms

Danish researchers have identified a method to assess the efficiency of different sized onshore and offshore wind farms. 

Wind energy
17 MAR

Østerild and Høvsøre to be expanded

Together with the Social Democrats, the Danish People’s Party, and the Socialist People’s Party, the Danish government has entered into an agreement to expand the national...

Wind energy
16 MAR

Østerild and Høvsøre test sites to be expanded

Together with the Social Democrats, the Danish People’s Party, and the Socialist People’s Party, the Danish government has entered into an agreement to expand the national...

Wind energy
14 MAR

Vestas 4-rotor concept turbine at DTU Wind Energy Risø Campus

Please view this video of the Vestas 4-rotor koncept turbine located at DTU Wind Energy Risø Campus. The turbine was erected in 2016 and will be tested in the coming years...

Wind energy
01 MAR

EnergyLab Nordhavn demonstrates first grid integrated battery storage in Denmark

Later this afternoon a large battery connected to the main grid in Nordhavn is officially inaugurated. The battery is part of the EnergyLab Nordhavn project, developing...

Energy Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy storage Energy production Energy systems Solar energy Wind energy
28 FEB

Wind turbine blade life to be extended

Wind and weather are corroding wind turbine blades, shortening their service life. A new project launched by DTU Wind Energy aims to extend the life of wind turbine blades...

Wind energy
27 FEB

Major prize for portable ultrasound

Innovation Fund Denmark awarded five new prizes at the EliteForsk conference on 23 February. Four current and former DTU researchers were among the recipients.

Electronics Wind energy Image analysis Hardware and components Software and programming Computer calculations Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship Medicine and medico technology
27 FEB

New project: Improvement of the lives of wind turbine blades

Today, wind and weather eat into wind turbine blades and shortens the longevity. A new project launched by DTU Wind Energy will improve the endurance for the wind turbine...

Wind energy
23 FEB

Old Inuit trick captures wind energy in stones

Using hot stones and steam turbines, DTU researchers seek new solutions for storing green surplus energy.

Wind energy Energy Energy storage
20 FEB

New detailed wind atlas in the pipeline

New European Wind Atlas (NEWA) goes live with new experiment in Portugal at the beginning of next month. The experiment will make it easier to place wind turbines, so we...

Wind energy
08 FEB

Danish wind turbine sets new record

A Vestas MHI wind turbine placed at Østerild - National Test Centre for Large Wind Turbines has set a new world record for the production of energy for offshore wind turbines...

Wind energy
19 JAN

Electrocatalysis can advance green transition

Renewable energy is providing an increasing share of the energy supply, but to ensure the green transition continues, it must also be able to furnish us with the fuels...

Catalysis Micro and nanotechnology Metals and alloys Nanoparticles Fuel cells Energy storage Fossil fuels Solar energy Wind energy
2016
21 DEC

Win(d) or lose

Changing governments have created uncertainty about Denmark's commitment to wind energy in recent years. The sector is seeing fluctuating funding, general cutbacks on research...

Wind energy Electricity supply Energy
21 DEC

Four-in-one wind turbine

Vestas’ new demonstration wind turbine at the DTU Risø Campus is a radical new approach to making the price of wind power even more competitive.

Wind energy Electricity supply Energy
21 DEC

Danish technology revolutionizing wind measurement

The more you know about the wind a wind turbine is exposed to, the better you can optimize the turbine's lifetime and power output. DTU researchers have invented a wind...

Wind energy Electricity supply Energy
21 DEC

Ikea lamp held answer

The idea for the wind scanner was born in Ikea's accessories department.

Energy Wind energy
25 OCT

Major structural fund project wins prestigious EU award

The largest infrastructure project in Danish history has won the prestigious ‘RegioStars Award 2016’. DTU has contributed with research

Energy Solar energy Wind energy
04 AUG

At the forefront of solar power

Sunshine can be hard to predict. However, new software will make it possible to predict the electricity production from a photovoltaic (solar cell) system.

Energy Solar energy Wind energy Software and programming Computer calculations
24 JUN

World-class wind tunnel for DTU

A symbolic groundbreaking ceremony has been held at DTU Risø Campus  to mark the start of the construction of a unique national wind tunnel. The wind tunnel, which is...

Wind energy
17 JUN

Ultra strong fully bio based composite materials from the BIO4SELF project

DTU Wind Energy is part of the newly launched Horizon 2020 project BIO4SELF. Within this innovation project and as a part of a European consortium DTU Wind Energy will...

Materials Wind energy
10 JUN

Solar and wind power on cruise control

In the infancy of the electricity grid, there was a need for systems capable of maintaining a stable voltage level and for the availability of additional power in the event...

Energy Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy systems Power stations Wind energy
21 APR

New concept wind turbine tested at DTU

DTU has entered into cooperation with Vestas on the testing of a completely new type of wind turbine which has four rotors instead of one. Vestas’ new concept turbine...

Wind energy
11 APR

EcoGrid 2.0 Kick-off - Flexibility for users is key to succes

The EcoGrid 2.0 project's vision is to develop, test and demonstrate an electricity market for flexibility, that meets the customers' daily needs and make it easy to choose...

Energy efficiency Energy storage Energy production Energy systems Wind energy Solar energy Electrical engineering
27 JAN

New sensor detects faults before they happen

A completely new optical and highly sensitive sensor that can withstand extreme environments.

Wind energy Optics Hardware and components Fossil fuels Sensors Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
19 JAN

110 octane fuel from wind and manure

In a basement in North Zealand, a small test set-up is producing the carbon-neutral fuel—methanol. Chemically pure, odourless and burning with a clear blue flame, methanol...

Bioenergy Wind energy Energy production Energy storage Energy efficiency Climate adaption CO2 separation and CO2 storage
Photo: DTU
18 JAN

They break turbine blades at Risø

Experiments run in a test hall on DTU Risø Campus demonstrate when, where and how turbine blades break.

Wind energy Energy efficiency Energy production Engineering
2015
04 DEC

IEA Wind New Task 36 on Forecasting

Weather forecasters, power forecasters, and end users in forecasting of wind power got a new forum—IEA Wind Task 36 Forecasting for Wind Power. The Task is going to coordinate...

Wind energy
Photo: Thorkild Christensen
01 DEC

Ministerial discussions on wind energy and eco-friendly fuels of the future

On 23 November, the Danish Minister for Energies, Utilities and Climate, Lars Christian Lilleholt, visited DTU Risø—among other things to learn more about how to store...

Energy Fuel cells Energy storage Wind energy
27 NOV

Science Magazine writes article about the EcoGrid project on Bornholm

A new article in Science Magazine describes how Denmark strives to become a carbon neutral nation. The EcoGrid project on Bornholm is one of the examples.

Wind energy Energy production Energy efficiency
26 NOV

Detailed wind knowledge

DTU Wind Energy has worked for such a long time with large calculations of wind movements that the department is now on its fifth supercomputer—called ‘Jess’—which...

Computer calculations Hardware and components Data analysis Wind energy
Photo: Joachim Rode
02 NOV

Three researchers about to defend their doctoral theses

Three DTU researchers will defend their doctoral theses this autumn.

Construction and mechanics Wind energy Catalysis Marine research
31 AUG

DTU team wins ‘World Championship for wind-powered vehicles’

A team of eight students and two supervisors from DTU recently won 'Racing Aeolus Den Helder 2015'—the unofficial world championship for wind-powered vehicles being held...

Wind energy
06 JUL

Life cycle assessments map wind turbine lifespan

Life cycle assessments are an excellent tool for assessing the environmental impact of a product from cradle to grave. Assisted by DTU, Siemens Wind Power has carried...

Energy production Wind energy Life cycle analysis Operations analysis Systems analysis
23 APR

Floating turbine test led to surprising knowledge

Two MSc students have tested a floating wind turbine under demanding and challenging conditions. During the extreme wave test, the turbine oscillated at unexpected frequencies...

Wind energy
27 MAR

New turbine on Risø Campus

A large new research turbine that better matches today’s commercial turbines than the models currently installed is on its way to Risø Campus.

Wind energy
17 MAR

Fossil-free future within reach

Is it realistic to envisage large Danish towns and cities running exclusively on sustainable energy in 2025? Yes it is, according to a DTU researcher.

Energy Electricity supply Energy production Wind energy Mathematics Mathematical modelling Computer calculations
2014
22 DEC

DTU-researchers in Nature Materials: New way to improve the long-term stability...

A research group at DTU Energy at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has demonstrated a way to eliminate a major obstacle to using solid oxide electrochemical cells...

Energy Fuel cells Energy storage Energy production Fossil fuels Solar energy Wind energy
10 DEC

Easier to connect cables between wind turbines

Connecting offshore wind turbines and submarine cables is a complex undertaking. A newly developed tool makes the calculations both easier and less expensive.

Mathematical analysis Wind energy Systems analysis
01 DEC

PhD students set a high standard for the coming generations of students

DTU Energy’s second yearly PhD symposium with industry participation showed the high quality research being done within energy technologies. Professors and industrial...

Fuel cells Energy efficiency Energy storage Energy systems Solar energy Wind energy Superconductors
01 DEC

CEO of PeltPower 'PhD symposium open up for new interesting ways of doing things...

DTU Energy held their annually PhD Symposium with industrial participation. The CEO of PeltPower, Niels Lindeburg, participated to network and because knowledge of new...

Fuel cells Energy efficiency Energy storage Solar energy Wind energy Superconductors
03 OCT

Sustainable blades on the turbines

The blades on today’s giant wind turbines are simply enormous. And they have to be able to withstand extreme impacts. This is quite a challenge, but the wind industry has...

Wind energy Materials
25 SEP

Final two test stands at Østerild Test Centre leased out

DTU has now leased out the last two vacant test stands at Østerild Test Centre. The vacant test stands were auctioned, and more bids were received than could be satisfied...

Wind energy Computer calculations
12 SEP

Grand opening of the LORC nacelle testing facility

A new test facility for offshore wind turbines inaugurated at the former Lindø Shipyard.

Wind energy Computer calculations
14 JUN

InnovationsFonden grants DKK14 mio for new project

InnovationsFonden was established as of 1 April 2014 by bringing together research, technology development and innovation grants from the Danish Council of Strategic Research...

Electrotechnology Energy Environment and pollution Medicine and medico technology Wind energy Construction and mechanics IT systems Innovation and product development
14 JUN

Nordic Power Converters at the Cleantech Bazar at DTU on 22 May 2014

Nordic Power Converters is a soon-to-be spin-off company from DTU Elektro, specializing in cheap, small and efficient power converters.

Electrotechnology Energy Medicine and medico technology Wind energy
10 JUN

Millions for wind project in China

Researchers at DTU Wind Energy have received a DKK 6.1m grant to help them determine how the Chinese can get the most out of wind farms situated in mountainous regions...

Wind energy
21 MAR

New supercomputer for frontline wind energy research

DTU Wind Energy  has just inaugurated a new supercomputer which will enable researchers to produce more extensive and complex mathematical calculations than ever before...

Wind energy
12 FEB

EliteForsk Award for DTU researcher

Associate Professor Mads Brandbyge from DTU Nanotech has just received one of this year's five EliteForsk Awards presented by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and...

Electrotechnology Wind energy
17 JAN

Problematic ice on wings

The prognostic tool, IceBlade, can predict ice formation on wind turbine wings, benefiting operators and wind turbine owners in cold regions.

Wind energy
2013
01 OCT

Villum Center for Advanced Structural and Material Testing

A multi-million kroner donation from the Villum Foundation has paved the way for establishing a leading international research centre at DTU. DTU Civil Engineering, DTU...

Construction and mechanics Wind energy
18 SEP

Can green technologies power growth

DTU’s 2013 international energy conference turned the spotlight on how green technologies can help to power growth in our society. The conference concluded on 12 September...

Energy Construction and mechanics Electrotechnology Wind energy
2012