Wind Energ. Sci., 1, 1-39, 2016
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Review articles
09 Feb 2016
Long-term research challenges in wind energy – a research agenda by the European Academy of Wind Energy
G. A. M. van Kuik1, J. Peinke2, R. Nijssen3, D. Lekou4, J. Mann5, J. N. Sørensen5, C. Ferreira1, J. W. van Wingerden1, D. Schlipf6, P. Gebraad7, H. Polinder1, A. Abrahamsen5, G. J. W. van Bussel1, J. D. Sørensen8, P. Tavner9, C. L. Bottasso10,11, M. Muskulus12, D. Matha6, H. J. Lindeboom13, S. Degraer14, O. Kramer2, S. Lehnhoff2, M. Sonnenschein2, P. E. Sørensen5, R. W. Künneke1, P. E. Morthorst5, and K. Skytte5 1Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands
2Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany
3Knowledge Center WMC, Wieringerwerf, the Netherlands
4Center for Renewable Energy Sources, Pikermi Attiki, Greece
5Technical University Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
6University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
7National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, USA
8Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
9Durham University, Durham, UK
10Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
11Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
12Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
13IMARES-Wageningen UR, Wageningen, the Netherlands
14Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium
Abstract. The European Academy of Wind Energy (eawe), representing universities and institutes with a significant wind energy programme in 14 countries, has discussed the long-term research challenges in wind energy. In contrast to research agendas addressing short- to medium-term research activities, this eawe document takes a longer-term perspective, addressing the scientific knowledge base that is required to develop wind energy beyond the applications of today and tomorrow. 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 eawe, but other views may be possible. We sincerely hope that it will spur an even more intensive discussion worldwide within the wind energy community.

Citation: van Kuik, G. A. M., Peinke, J., Nijssen, R., Lekou, D., Mann, J., Sørensen, J. N., Ferreira, C., van Wingerden, J. W., Schlipf, D., Gebraad, P., Polinder, H., Abrahamsen, A., van Bussel, G. J. W., Sørensen, J. D., Tavner, P., Bottasso, C. L., Muskulus, M., Matha, D., Lindeboom, H. J., Degraer, S., Kramer, O., Lehnhoff, S., Sonnenschein, M., Sørensen, P. E., Künneke, R. W., Morthorst, P. E., and Skytte, K.: Long-term research challenges in wind energy – a research agenda by the European Academy of Wind Energy, Wind Energ. Sci., 1, 1-39,, 2016.
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