• Frederiksborgvej 399, 118

    DK-4000 Roskilde


Organization profile

Organisation profile

Evaluation of models and theories based on experimental work is fundamental to research in wind energy. Experimental methodologies are used both to test and evaluate theoretical models and to verify the performance of wind turbine designs and wind turbine component designs. This is a vital element in the understanding and quantification of the uncertainty in wind energy projects, and consequently an essential aspect in securing a competitive advantage of the wind energy industry. 

The research of this section is aimed at the development of instrumentation and new methods for experimental determination of wind turbine characteristics, including test methods for the wind turbine industry.

Special efforts are focused on remote sensing techniques using wind lidars. A major effort is the development of a new European research infrastructure called WindScanner. It is a laser-based remote sensing instrument for measurements of wind and turbulence in three dimensions around huge wind turbines.

The section also represents expertise in organising and conducting field meteorological measurements (wind resources and siting, boundary-layer meteorology, turbulence and aero-elastic design), and in providing instruments as well as data systems and data management for the Department of Wind Energy and external clients in the global wind industry. Research results are applied in international standards and also in national and international projects.

The Test and Measurement Section operates two test stations for large wind turbines at Høvsøre and Østerild on Jutland’s west coast. These areas have excellent conditions with high wind speeds and flat terrain. Therefore, we can verify both performance and the wind turbine design bases for all operating conditions relevant to large wind turbines up to 250 meters tall.

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Research Output

2018 V52-CCA Shortrange Windscanner

Pedersen, A. T., 2020, Roskilde, Denmark: DTU Wind Energy. 12 p. (DTU Wind Energy E; No. 0198).

Research output: Book/ReportReportResearch

Open Access

Wind field measurements using LiDAR

Simon, E., Bowie, A., Thorsen, G., Enevoldsen, K., Boateng, A., Stout, C. & Richards, J., 2020, European Commission. 26 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportResearch

Open Access

Wind sensing with drone-mounted wind lidars: Proof of concept

Vasiljević, N., Harris, M., Pedersen, A. T., Rolighed Thorsen, G., Pitter, M., Harris, J., Bajpai, K. & Courtney, M., 2020, In : Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. 13, 2, p. 521-536 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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  • 7 Conference presentations
  • 2 Participating in or organising workshops, courses, seminars etc.
  • 1 Consultancy
  • 1 Journal editor

How does a single tree affect the roughness of a landscape: Results from The Single Tree Experiment

Ebba Dellwik (Speaker), , Nikolas Angelou (Other), , Jakob Mann (Other), , Paul van der Laan (Other), , Safak Burak Altun (Other), & Elliot Simon (Other)

12 Sep 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations


Wind farms in forests: Looking back - and ahead

Ebba Dellwik (Invited speaker), , Albert Meseguer Urban (Other), , Elliot Simon (Other), , Nikolas Angelou (Other), & Jakob Mann (Other)

28 Jun 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

The Østerild Balconies Experiment

Ioanna Karagali (Guest lecturer), , Jakob Mann (Guest lecturer), , Ebba Dellwik (Guest lecturer), , Guillaume Lea (Guest lecturer), , Elliot Simon (Guest lecturer), & Nikola Vasiljevic (Guest lecturer)

12 Dec 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations


Best Poster

Sempreviva, Anna Maria (Recipient), Dimitrov, Nikolay Krasimirov (Recipient), Vasiljevic, Nikola (Recipient) & Davis, Neil (Recipient), 4 Apr 2019

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions