X-Wakes research project

Project title: X-Wakes – Interaction of the wakes of large offshore wind farms and wind farm clusters with the marine atmospheric boundary layer



The main objective of the X-Wakes project is to record the changes in wind conditions for the operation of offshore wind farm clusters during the large-scale expansion of offshore wind energy use. This is done both by an extensive measurement program with airborne and satellite-based measurements and by LiDAR measurements at various locations within the German Bight. The interactions of wind farm clusters with each other, which will also be investigated in great detail with the numerical tool of large-eddy simulation in addition to the measurements, will be implemented in industrial models and in a mesoscale weather model in order to enable a realistic yield forecast for future expansion scenarios with these.


  • Project type: Joint project
  • Term: 2019 – 2023
  • Financing: Funding by BMWK
  • Research partners: Fraunhofer IWES (coordinator), Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon Geesthacht, University of Tübingen, TU Braunschweig, KIT, UL International GmbH

University of Oldenburg
Institute of Physics – ForWind
Dr. Gerald Steinfeld
Küpkersweg 70
D-26129 Oldenburg

Tel: +49 (0)441 / 798-5073
Fax: +49 (0)441 / 798-5099
Email: wesys.office@uol.de

More information

Project X-Wakes at EnArgus (with information on project partners)