|WINDINSPIRE is a NSF-supported international collaboration that addresses, primarily through computer simulations, the pressing research questions that arise when adding inherently intermittent wind sources to power systems. With billions of dollars to be invested in renewable power, improved understanding and better tools for effective use of sustainable but intermittent power sources are crucial.WINDINSPIRE facilitates international research experiences by graduate students, postdocs, undergraduate students and faculty with our international partners in Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain, Belgium and Norway. In the US, WINDINSPIRE joins researchers at the Johns Hopkins University’s E2SHI, Texas Tech University, Smith College, the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Michigan.
News & Announcements:
- Quick facts about wind energy: the following link from GWEC has interesting figures (wind in numbers).
- Two WINDFARMS-2017 international meetings took place during the summer of 2017:
- Windfarms-2017 International Conference at Comillas, Madrid, Spain (May 31-June 2, 2017), focussing on wind farm control and integration in the electricity grid, market behavior and design, economics of investment, optimal farm configuration, etc. (flyer).
- Windfarms-2017 Minisymposium during Wind Energy Science Conference (WESC) at Danish Technical University (June 26-29, 2017), focussing on wind-power plants: interaction, control and interactions. Mini symposium M4. The WINDFARMS2017 mini symposium had 14 invited speakers and a poster session.
- Offshore Wind Innovation Center formed (OWIC): The new Center joins researchers from five Maryland-based Universities (UMCP, JHU, UMBC, MSU and UMES) in order to increase fundamental scientific-engineering-economic knowledge and innovation, and to enable a successful national offshore wind industry in the United States.
- 2017 Summer Research experiences program: WINDINSPIRE International Research Opportunities For Undergraduates in Renewable Energy In Europe (Denmark, Spain, Switzerland, Norway) is in progress. (past announcement)
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