In the WindLab, scientists investigate the interaction of turbulent atmospheric currents with wind-energy-systems — thus of wind parks, wind turbines and their components. Exact data will be obtained from operational behavior of wind turbines and huge offshore wind parks.
Responsible for the proposal of the new WindLab were Oldenburg scientists under the guidance of wind energy expert Prof. Dr. Martin Kühn, turbulence researcher Prof. Dr. Joachim Peinke and energy meteorologist Dr. Detlev Heinemann. The new construction was recommended and classified as especially eligible by the science council, already back in 2012. Due to the energy transition, the significance of wind energy use increases constantly. Exploration of wind power and its use, as well as the advancement of existing infrastructure, fuel chances for the economy and science of the entire coastal region.