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Long-term Research Challenges in Wind Energy - A Research Agenda by the European Academy of Wind Energy

  • Gijs van Kuik
  • Joachim Peinke

Part of the Research Topics in Wind Energy book series (RTWE, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. R. Nijssen, D. Lekou
    Pages 1-7
  3. J. Mann, J. Peinke
    Pages 9-16
  4. J. N. Sørensen, C. Ferreira
    Pages 17-26
  5. J. W. van Wingerden, D. Schlipf, P. Gebraad
    Pages 27-33
  6. H. Polinder, A. Abrahamsen
    Pages 35-45
  7. G. J. W. van Bussel, J. D. Sørensen, P. Tavner
    Pages 47-55
  8. C. L. Bottasso, M. Muskulus
    Pages 57-65
  9. H. J. Lindeboom, S. Degraer
    Pages 77-81
  10. H. Polinder, J. Peinke, O. Kramer, S. Lehnhoff, M. Sonnenschein, P. E. Sørensen
    Pages 83-90
  11. R. W. Künneke, P. E. Morthorst, K. Skytte
    Pages 91-96
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 97-98

About this book


This book presents the view of European wind energy experts on the long-term research challenges to be solved in order to develop wind energy beyond the applications of today and tomorrow. By this book, the European Academy of Wind Energy (eawe), representing universities and institutes with a significant wind energy programme in 14 countries, wants to:

  • identify current technological and scientific barriers and to stimulate new creative ideas to overcome these barriers
  • define priorities for future scientific research
  • rethink our scientific view of wind energy
  • stimulate the cooperation among researchers in fundamental and applied sciences towards wind energy research

The eawe has discussed these long-term research with an explicit focus on a longer-term perspective, in contrast to research agendas addressing short- to medium-term research activities. In other words, this long-term research agenda is driven by problems and curiosity, addressing basic research and fundamental knowledge in 11 research areas, ranging from physics and design to environmental and societal aspects.

Because of the very nature of this initiative, this document does not intend to be permanent or complete. It shows the vision of the experts of the European Academy of Wind Energy, but other views may be possible. The eawe sincerely hopes that it will spur an even more intensive discussion worldwide within the wind energy community. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gijs van Kuik
    • 1
  • Joachim Peinke
    • 2
  1. 1.Wind Energy Research Institute (DUWIND)Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Institute of Physics, University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany and Fraunhofer - IWES Institute for Wind Energy and Energy Systems TechnologyUniversity of Oldenburg OldenburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Long-term Research Challenges in Wind Energy - A Research Agenda by the European Academy of Wind Energy
  • Editors Gijs van Kuik
    Joachim Peinke
  • Series Title Research Topics in Wind Energy
  • Series Abbreviated Title Research Topics in Wind Energy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-46918-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-83620-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-46919-5
  • Series ISSN 2196-7806
  • Series E-ISSN 2196-7814
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 98
  • Number of Illustrations 23 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Renewable and Green Energy
    Energy Systems
    Mechanical Engineering
    International Relations
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