Long-term research challenges in wind energy – a research agenda by the European Academy of Wind Energy

G. A. M. van Kuik, Joachim Peinke, R. Nijssen, D.J. Lekou, Jakob Mann, Jens Nørkær Sørensen, C. Ferreira, J. W. van Wingerden, D. Schlipf, P. Gebraad, Henk Polinder, Asger Bech Abrahamsen, G.J.W. van Bussel, John Dalsgaard Sørensen, P. Tavner, C. L. Bottasso, Michael Muskulus, D. Matha, H. J. Lindeboom, Steven DegraerO. Kramer,, S. Lehnhoff, M. Sonnenschein, Poul Ejnar Sørensen, R. W. Künneke, Poul Erik Morthorst, Klaus Skytte

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalWind Energy Science
    Pages (from-to)1-39
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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