DFWind 2 research project

Project title: DFWind Phase 2 – German Research Platform for Wind Energy



The overall project objective is to upgrade the DFWind research test field, which is currently being implemented, to create an infrastructure for wind energy research that is unique in the world. This includes the extensive instrumentation of two research wind turbines of the current multi-MW class as well as several specially designed wind measurement masts for the fully comprehensive recording of ambient and operating conditions. With this research platform, on the one hand, novel components and concepts can be tested on the overall system and, on the other hand, industrially suitable models for the description of large wind turbines can be derived,
validated and improved.

Content and Methodology:

The specific contributions in this subproject focus on the one hand on the detailed characterization of the flow and operating conditions and on the other hand on the preparation of research on innovative concepts for monitoring and controlling the plants as well as the plant network. Specific objectives are the characterization of the wind field in front of, in and behind the rotor plane by means of short-range lidar systems on the ground and in the spinner of the wind turbine as well as the preparation of safe testing of experimental control systems of the single turbine as well as of the turbine network on the wind turbines in the test field.


  • Project type: Joint project
  • Term: 2020 – 2024
  • Financing: Funding by BMWK
  • Research partners: DLR, Fraunhofer IWES, WRD Wobben GmbH

University of Oldenburg
Institute of Physics – ForWind
Prof. Dr. Joachim Peinke
Küpkersweg 70
D-26129 Oldenburg

Tel: +49 (0)441 / 798-5050
Fax: +49 (0)441 / 798-5099
Email: peinke@uol.de

More information

Project DFWind Phase 2 at EnArgus (with information about the project partners)