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WindScanner.eu - The European WindScanner Facility

Objective

The future high rate of deployment of renewable energy will require a substantial increase in the installed wind power capacity towards 2020 and beyond, in fact this demand corresponds approximately to the installation of one large turbine every hour for the next decade. This is a substantial “grand challenge” as outlined in the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) from 2009, which is the technology pillar of the EU’s energy and climate policy. The new WINDSCANNER research infrastructure facility has been conceived in the logic of the SET Plan and the vision of the European Innovation Union (Europe 2020 Strategy). The WINDSCANNER aims to enhance the European competitiveness in the wind energy sector and maintain European technological leadership in detailed high-resolution remote sensing measurement methodologies of wind and turbulence for wind energy.
This ESFRI WindScanner Preparatory Phase (PP) project develops the governance scheme, legal model, and the final technological design and associated budget and financing models for its construction by 2016. The WINDSCANNER PP project will address coordinated European development of the facility in a joint technological and economically substantial European approach.
The operational WINDSCANNER facility will be designed around:
A central facility with the functions of handling the data management, hosting servers, hosting of website, administrative office, training of technicians and researchers who will operate the WindScanners, training of users, etc.
Anticipated 6 new partner nodes equipped with mobile WindScanners used at existing or planned test facilities all over Europe (in different climate conditions and terrains)
This WINDSCANNER facility will underpin the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) Joint Program on Wind Energy and its research activities on remote sensing based mapping of regional wind resources and wind conditions on and offshore.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/windpower
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/remote sensing

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2012-1-RTD
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA-Infra - Combination of CP and CSA

Coordinator

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 395 076,52
Administrative Contact
Karen Hyllested Thielsen (Mrs.)

Participants (9)

FUNDACION CENER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 391 988,84
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 7
31621 Sarriguren
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elena Arbizu (Ms.)
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 398 741
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maaike Brouwer (Ms.)
CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 196 522,50
Address
Marathonos 19Th Km
19009 Pikermi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonia Dimou (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 364 849,20
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
SINTEF ENERGI AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 427 170,90
Address
Sem Saelandsveg 11
7465 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
John Olav Tande (Mr.)
Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 183 900
Address
Rua Da Amieira
4466-901 S.mamede De Infesta
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Claudia Carvalho (Ms.)
CARL VON OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITAET OLDENBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 234 630
Address
Ammerlaender Heerstrasse 114-118
26129 Oldenburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sabine Geruschke (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 229 706,04
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mafalda Marques Moreira Soeiro (Ms.)
INSTITUTTET FOR PRODUKTUDVIKLING
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 527 415
Address
Diplomvej 376
2800 Kongens Lyngby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steen Andreasen (Mr.)