Wind energy both offshore and onshore has its affect on the environment and the physical development might be controversial. The research from NorthWind will try to ensure that the consequenses for the environment is kept to a minimum. And the centre will also engage in the debate concerning wind energy development.
About the project
FME NorthWind works to turn wind research and development into a profitable export industry that creates green jobs and respects nature. The research will address the grand science and engineering challenges to realise the full potential of the wind energy sector in a sustainable future.
The Centre will build on results from previous FMEs (NOWITECH and CEDREN) and complement other relevant research centres (AMOS, BLUES, CINELDI, LowEmission, MOVE and NTRANS), gaining synergies and impact while ensuring there is not a duplication of efforts.
NorthWind is financed by the Norwegian government through The Research Council of Norway, and also by private sector and other research institutions.
SINTEF Energi is the host institution of the centre. The other research partners are NTNU, Universitetet i Oslo (UiO), Norwegian Geotechnical Institute(NGI) og Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA).