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The SINTEF Group is the largest independent research organization in Scandinavia with some 1900 employees in nine research institutes carrying out contract research in a broad range of fields.

SINTEF Energy Research works with issues related to electric power technology, analyses, and testing and development of electric power equipment. Their state-of-the-art electric and materials technology laboratories and test equipment are vital tools that support the research, and they also have instrumentations for numerous field measurements onshore and offshore.


Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) is an international research institute for energy and nuclear technology with about 550 employees in five sectors. IFE's mandate is to undertake research and development, on an ideal basis and for the benefit of society, within the Energy and Petroleum sector and to carry out assignments in the field of nuclear technology. The paramount goal of the institute's energy research is to contribute to effective energy consumption and to the development and introduction of new environmental friendly energy systems, processes and products.

FE has been doing wind energy research for more than 30 years. In the recent years the focus has been on offshore. Reducing the costs of energy is vital for offshore wind and lies at the core of IFE's wind energy research. The perhaps most important technical tool for industry and R&D organizations is wind turbine simulation software. IFE develop the 3DFloat software. It is state of the art software for integrated simulations of wind turbines on land, offshore bottom fixed or floating.

For further information contact Roy Stenbro, Research Area Manager - Wind Energy


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