Conception for a wind energy test field in mountainous complex terrain


The aim of the BMWi-funded joint project is the conception of a South German wind energy test field in a mountainous complex terrain. In addition to the basic concept, this also includes the search for a suitable location in Baden-Württemberg or Bavaria. On the basis of this concept, a test field with one to two research wind turbines of the 600 to 900 kilowatt class will then be realised after the project has ended. The test field is to be used for the preparation, testing and validation of new technologies with regard to materials, construction methods, aerodynamics, load control, noise reduction, production technology, operational management, measurement technology and monitoring of wind turbines. Further investigations will focus on the storage and grid integration of electrical, renewable energy. Topics of the accompanying landscape aesthetic and ecological research will be regarded as very important, not least from the experiences in the offshore test field "alpha ventus", and will also be of importance in the conception as well as in the later operation of the test field.

Further information about the project


November 2013 to October 2015

Project coordination:
Stuttgart Wind Energy (SWE) - University of Stuttgart

funded by german BMWi
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Project partners

Stuttgarter Lehrstuhl für Windenergie (SWE) - Universität Stuttgart
Institut für Aerodynamik und Gasdynamik (IAG) - Universität Stuttgart
Institut für Leichtbau Entwerfen und Konstruieren (ILEK) - Universität Stuttgart

Lehrstuhl für Statik (LST) - Technische Universität München
Fachgebiet für Landschaftsarchitektur Regionaler Freiräume (LAREG) - Technische Universität München
Lehrstuhl für Windenergie - Technische Universität München

Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung (IMK) - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Institut für Bodenmechanik und Felsmechanik (IBF) - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Stahl- und Leichtbau Versuchsanstalt für Stahl, Holz und Steine (VAKA) - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

Lehrstuhl für Umweltphysik am Zentrum für Angewandte Geowissenschaften (ZAG) - Universität Tübingen
Physische Geographie und Geoinformatik (Geoinf) - Universität Tübingen

Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff- Forschung Baden Württemberg

Content at SWE

  • Development of a requirement specification and subsequent finding of a suitable research wind energy turbine
  • Development of a requirement specification for the metrological equipment and infrastructure of the test field
  • Wind measurements at potential sites


Further information about the group

Contact at SWE

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Martin Hofsäß


Research Associate

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