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3rd SYSWIND Summer School on Control, Health Monitoring and Wired Wind Energy / Power Grid Energy

Registration is now open. The number of attendees is limited due to space restrictions.

16 July 2012 - 20 July 2012

The International Energy Agency estimates that, in order to meet scientists' current target for carbon emissions to be halved by 2050, some 17 % of all worldwide electricity generation will need to come from wind. The average annual increase in generated wind energy was about 29% as compared to the annual increase of 3.5% for the total electrical energy consumption (between 1996-2006). Wind energy accounts for approximately 19% of electricity production in Denmark, 9% in Spain and Portugal, and 6% in Germany and the Republic of Ireland (2007 data). Globally, wind power generation increased more than fivefold between 2000 and 2007. Hence, there is large amount of investment in R&D in this sector in the EU, requiring highly trained human resources. The next generation turbines with capacities as large as 5MW are being constructed consisting of tower heights and rotor diameters of over 80m and 120m respectively. These turbines have the capability of generating approximately 17GWh of power a year. With the 5MW units and even the possibility of higher capacity (7.5 MW) technology in the future, the promise to produce power at competitive prices, particularly at offshore wind farms, becomes a reality.

Our SYSWIND network offers research training in a multi-disciplinary field with intersectoral participation allowing the applicant to evolve an independent research career.

The training program in SYSWIND has been organised in a way that the researchers will:

- benefit from network activities to expose them to other scientists and to widen their network.
-use sophisticated electronic communications (web based, video-seminars) to ensure that the network develops an identity to which the researchers jointly contribute and develop.
-attend conferences to enhance their profile in their area of research and future employment.
- participate in teaching/demonstrating activities at their home institutes compatible with satisfactory progress in their research project.

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