Projects and Cooperations

Compact Wind

Coordinated control of wind turbines for application in compact wind farms with closely-spaced wind turbines. Various setups are tested with partial and full wake interaction. Coordinated control is based on a combination of power curtailment, wake steering by active yawing and cyclic pitching, together with load alleviation of the downstream wind turbine by individual blade pitch control.


  • Technische Universität München
  • BMWi The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • ForWind, University of Oldenburg
  • Bosch GmbH
  • e.n.o. GmbH

Contact: Filippo Campagnolo, Johannes Schreiber

Control of renewable energy systems (CRES)

The Wind Energy Institute works closely with the Munich School of Engineering (MSE) research group "Control of renewable energy systems (CRES)".

CRES was founded in 2014 and is part of the "Energy Valley Bavaria" project of the MSE. The research group focuses on energy efficient, optimal and robust control strategies for renewable energy systems. Its interdisciplinary expertise is based on the combination of engineering disciplines like electrical drives, power electronics and mechatronics and the mathematical discipline systems and control theory.

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ICER - Bio-Inspired Wind Turbines for Monsoonal Climates

Cooperation TUM-Nanyang Technological University from Singapore for the development of innovative wind turbine rotor configurations especially dedicated to countries with monsoonal climates.


  • Technische Universität München (TUM)
  • Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Contact: Helena Canet

IEA Task 37 - Wind Energy Systems Engineering: Integrated RD&D

International cooperation within the framework of the International Energy Agency (IEA) to apply a holistic, systems engineering approach across the entire wind energy system. An integrated approach is needed to fully assess how a change, or an uncertainty, in a design parameter affects the myriad of objectives in system performance and cost. Integrated systems research, design, and development can provide opportunities for improvements in overall system performance, and reduction in the levelized cost of energy.


  • Denmark (DTU Wind Energy, Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Siemens Wind Energy)
  • Germany (Technische Universität München, Universität Stuttgart, Fraunhofer IWES, Nordex Energy GmbH)
  • Greece (CRES)
  • The Netherlands (TU Delft, ECN Wind Energy)
  • Norway (Sintef Energy Research, Uni Research)
  • Spain (Cener)
  • U.S.A. (NREL, SANDIA National Laboratories, UT Dallas, GE Global Research)
  • U.K. (DNV GL, ORE Catapult)   

 Contact: Helena Canet

TremAc - Objective criteria for vibration and sound emissions from onshore wind power installations

Investigation of the vibration and acoustic emissions of onshore wind turbines looking at the whole frequency spectrum. TUM is in charge of generating a reference wind turbine model and implementing, comparing and improving multiple noise emission models.


  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Universität Stuttgart
  • Technische Universität München
  • Universität Bielefeld
  • Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
  • MesH Engineering GmbH
  • WRD Wobben Research and Development GmbH (ENERCON)

Contact: Pietro Bortolotti, Johannes Schreiber

WINSENT - A complex terrain test field for wind turbines

Two research wind turbines of 750 kW will be erected in the Land of Baden-Württemberg in the south of Germany. The main goals are to study the behavior of wind turbines in complex terrains, to develop and validate simulation models at different levels of fidelity for the flow and for the machines and finally to implement a research control system for the two turbines.


  • German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
  • Zentrum für Sonnenenergie und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW)
  • Universität Stuttgart (USTUTT)
  • Technische Universität München (TUM)
  • Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie (KIT)
  • Hochschule Esslingen

 Contact: Helena Canet