The Norwegian University of Sience and Technology NTNU can offer a vide range of studies and research areas within technology and the natural sciences as well as other academic disciplines ranging from the social sciences, the arts, medicine and architecture.
NTNU performs research within the area Renewable Energy focused on: Aerodynamics, turbulence physics, materials technology, construction techniques, electrical generators, power-electronics, wind turbines and tidal power plants, conversion systems, regulation and control, measuring techniques and signal evaluation.
NTNU has a number of master programmes and about 30 phd students within wind energy reserach. Several laboratories support the research.
The Aerodynamic Laboratory has four low speed wind tunnels designed for different types of investigations. The smallest tunnel has a test section of 0.45m x 0.45m x 2m and maximum velocity of 35 m/s while the largest tunnel has a test section of 2.7m x 1.8m x 11m and maximum velocity of 30 m/s.
NTNU Wind Power Laboratory Windlab. Testing of wind generator prototypes. Testing of power converters, control strategies and protection systems. Interconnection of wind power with power networks