Norway gets new wind energy research centre

The NorthWind research centre on wind energy is focused on offshore wind innovations.

Official Press Release NorthWind :

Major wind research centre kicks off its activities

The NorthWind research centre on wind energy launched its activities today with its first General Assembly.

The centre's research is divided into five work packages, whose leaders gave short presentations outlining their objectives for the next few years. The centre aims at making wind energy cheaper, more efficient and more sustainable. One of its main areas of focus is offshore wind research. Centre leader and chief scientist at SINTEF, John Olav Tande, says that large cost reductions are within reach for both bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind energy, but that these cost reductions won't come automatically. "The road to success in offshore wind depends on three factors: development, research and innovation. All three have to be present."... ... More: Official Press Release NorthWind

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