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Extending the life span of wind turbines
Extending the life span of wind turbines

The Spanish technology centre Cener gives an overview of the first results coming from the testing phase on the software, the blade configurations and the control strategies developed during the European Windtrust project

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A software “detective” for wind power generation
A software “detective” for wind power generation

Advanced detection of wind anomalies could help prolong the lifespan of wind turbine components and reduce the cost of wind energy generation. In this context, European researchers have developed smart control software

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Designing the Wind Turbine of the Future
Designing the Wind Turbine of the Future

The WindTrust project is designing the wind turbine of the future to minimise maintenance costs and improve performance.

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Meet the Experts
Meet the Experts

Meet the experts behind the WindTrust project.

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WindTrust - Final Event Introduction Video
WindTrust - Final Event Introduction Video

The WindTrust project has developed new blades, power electronics and control systems to improve the performance of wind turbines.

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WindTrust at the Scottish Onshore Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition
WindTrust at the Scottish Onshore Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition

The Windtrust project has presented its innovative wind energy solutions at the Onshore Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition, organised by Scottish Renewables in Glasgow, on 29 June 2016.

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At the source of wind turbine noise
At the source of wind turbine noise

Wind power is a non-polluting source of electricity. However, noise is a source of complaint and has raised health concerns for people living near wind farms. Researchers are studying the best ways to identify, measure and reduce it

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WINDTRUST at Scottish Renewables Onshore Wind Conference and Exhibition in Glasgow
WINDTRUST at Scottish Renewables Onshore Wind Conference and Exhibition in Glasgow

After presenting the project’s final results in Brussels on 14 June, the WINDTRUST partners will showcase the innovative solutions developed in the framework of the project at the Scottish Renewables Onshore Wind Conference and Exhibition to be held in Glasgow on 29 June 2016.

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Innovative technologies to reduce the cost of wind energy generation showcased at EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016
Innovative technologies to reduce the cost of wind energy generation showcased at EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016

Technologies that increase the durability, performance and availability of both onshore and offshore wind turbines were presented during the 11th Edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week, taking place between 13 and 27 June 2016 in Brussels.

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WINDTRUST featured in Euronews
WINDTRUST featured in Euronews

On 25 May 2016, the Windtrust project has been featured on the “High-Tech” segment of the international channel Euronews.

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Windtrust to hold final event during the EU Sustainable Energy Week

14 June 2016, 17:00 to 19:00 – Renewable Energy House, 63-65 rue d’Arlon, 1040 Brussels

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Reduction in maintenance costs to boost wind power plants profitability

Wind power production costs have fallen 66% in six years due to rising plant capacities and significant cuts in operation and maintenance costs, according to a report published by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

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Reducing the cost of wind energy for a renewable future
Reducing the cost of wind energy for a renewable future

A 100% renewable energy scenario is possible in Europe, but to achieve it we need to make offshore wind more competitive and start redesigning our energy systems, says world expert Brian Vad Mathiesen

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New erosion protection for offshore wind turbines
New erosion protection for offshore wind turbines

Danish Researchers have developed an innovative coating system which significantly increases the performance of offshore wind turbine blades.

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Innovative technologies and large machines to make wind energy cheaper - A talk with a Greek expert
Innovative technologies and large machines to make wind energy cheaper - A talk with a Greek expert

Andreas Makris is a research engineer working for CRES, Greece’s national Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving. The country is considered to be ideal for the exploitation and use of renewable sources of energy due to its climate and weather. Many analysts say that these sources could be an answer to the economic crisis. 

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Wind energy costs approach nonrenewable levels
Wind energy costs approach nonrenewable levels

Wind energy and other renewables can now supply electricity at highly cost effective levels — and it’s happened so rapidly that public perception is yet to catch up

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WINDTRUST presents innovative wind turbine technologies at EWEA Paris
WINDTRUST presents innovative wind turbine technologies at EWEA Paris

The WINDTRUST project partners hosted a workshop this week, presenting their innovative turbine component designs to industry experts at EWEA 2015, a high profile wind energy conference in Paris.

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Wind of change: Turbine technology re-think aims to boost power production
Wind of change: Turbine technology re-think aims to boost power production

Harnessing the power of wind has long been recognised as an important, alternative source of electricity generation. Now a new European project is aiming to improve the technology and make it even more competitive 

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Workshop | Innovative & reliable technologies for the wind energy sector
Workshop | Innovative & reliable technologies for the wind energy sector

18 November 2015, 15:30 to 17:30 - EWEA 2015 Conference, Porte de Versailles, Pavilion 1, Paris, France

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The way to more efficient, quieter wind turbines
The way to more efficient, quieter wind turbines

A European research project aims to reduce the cost of wind energy generation by introducing technical improvements to turbines, which will have to be much quieter in the future than is the case today

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Wind turbines: new device to reduce noise and increase efficiency
Wind turbines: new device to reduce noise and increase efficiency

Noise pollution is a big public concern associated with operating wind turbines. A group of European scientists claim to have found a solution to tackle this problem, assembling an innovative device on the blades.

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Designing the wind turbine of the future
Designing the wind turbine of the future

Three innovative components can pave the way for cheaper wind energy generation

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Wind Keeps Low Energy Costs for UK

As energy security rises up the agenda across Europe this winter, a report by independent analysts Cambridge Econometrics shows additional wind power would make the UK’s energy supply more resilient by cutting costly imports of fossil fuels.

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Danish Energy Ministry finds wind power is cheapest energy source

18/07/2014 - An analysis by the Danish Energy Authority has found that the cheapest way for Denmark to obtain new electricity capacity is through the installation of wind turbines. 

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This project has received funding
from the European Union's Seventh Programme for research,
technological development and demonstration under the grant agreement No 322449