Norway is at the brink of a significant wind energy development with an official target of increasing the annual wind energy production to 3 TWh within 2010. Industrial initiatives have also been taken; most notably by ScanWind and Umoe Ryving. The aim of this project is to support the development trough a strengthening of the Norwegian wind energy competence. The project will fund 5 PhD studies carried out at NTNU together with research at Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), SINTEF Energy Research (SEfAS) and SINTEF Applied Mathematics (SIMa). The works to be undertaken are organized in four tasks including potentially 7 PhD studies of which 5 will be funded through this programme, whereas alternative funding will be sought for the 2 others:
International cooperation is part of the programme, including in addition to the mentioned IEA works, also mutual visits and participation at international conferences.
Contact: John Olav Giæver Tande
, SINTEF Energy Research