The Chair of Wind Energy Technology (LWET), endowed by the wind turbine manufacturer Nordex SE, was founded in 2014. The focus of the Chair is industry-oriented research. Further the specialization wind energy technology as part of the master course mechanical engineering at the University of Rostock will be built up. The aim is to prepare graduates for their future tasks in the industry (wind industry and related industries).
Research topics at the LWET are:
- Virtual wind turbine (improvement of simulation methods, validation of results, simulation-assisted optimization of wind turbines)
- Economic efficiency (weight and cost reduction, rotor blades, towers, improved control algorithmns
- Measurements (wind field, wind turbine, operation of research turbine)
- Grid integration of wind power (decentralized, storage, grid codes)
Presently (June 2015) six employees work at the LWET.