Wind Energy

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Twenty one wind energy research projects totaling €2 million were undertaken by Irish universities during the 2004-10 period, at UCC, UL, UCD, DkIT, GMIT, DIT, LIT and DCU.

DkITA number of the funded research projects developed and improved methods for wind forecasting systems. Research also focused on improving turbine structures. Demonstration projects focused on new business models including on-site or auto-production of electricity from wind. Funding also supported increased human capacity via a Stokes lectureship in wind energy at UCC and Charles Parsons awards at UL.

Key Irish Research Institutions
Key Irish Research InstitutionsWind Energy Research Funding 2004 - 2010
€2 Million investment in University Wind energy research.
EU Networks and Strategies:EU Funding Opportunities for Wind - FP7

EU SET Plan:
Wind Energy is one of the Strategic Energy Technologies identified by the European Commission. A European Industry Initiative (EII) for Wind was launched in 2010 and a set of technology roadmaps have been developed.
SET Plan Wind

EU Wind Implementation Plan:
EII Wind Implementation Plan

EERA - Academic/industry collaboration:
EERA Wind Joint Programme

ERA - Energy Technology Platform - Wind:

ESFRI - WindScanner project added to ESFRI list:

EU Funding Opportunities for Wind - FP7

Open FP7 Calls

2012 FP7 Calls



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