New technology wind
Offshore wind energy will experience significant growth in the coming decades, both technologically and in the amount of capacity installed. The sector expects many innovations in offshore wind energy in order to achieve the stringent targets. As a research organisation specialising in this field, TNO is committed to help make this a reality.
New concepts wind energy
TNO conducts research into concepts such as floating wind turbines, vertical axis turbines and airborne concepts, but also robotisation and digitalisation. To further support the rapid development of offshore wind energy, experimental validation plays a very important role.
Our latest developments
Digitisation improves the design and maintenance of wind farms
For the design of wind turbines and the subsequent efficient operation of wind farms, TNO uses the latest digital technologies.
Wind measurements and validation techniques
Before a wind turbine is launched onto the market, it must be approved. TNO is one of the few bodies authorised to carry out these certification measurements.
Applying robotics increases safety and reduces maintenance costs
Maintenance of wind turbines without human intervention. TNO is developing and testing concepts to automate and digitise maintenance with robotics.
Huge worldwide potential for floating wind turbines
If the sea is very deep, floating wind turbines are a solution. TNO is researching the possibilities of floating wind turbines, anchored to the seabed, for deep sea locations.
New wind energy technology
Offshore wind energy will experience significant growth in the coming decades, both technologically and in the amount of capacity installed. TNO is working on new techniques and methods.
Jan Willem Wagenaar
Dr Jan Willem Wagenaar obtained both his master’s and PhD degree in physics. In 2009 he joined ECN as a junior scientist evaluating measurement data and in 2018 he joined TNO as a project manager. Over the years, he has worked in national and international projects on wind turbine testing, wind resource assessment and LiDAR. Currently, he is R&D portfolio manager on the research line ‘Wind Energy New Technologies’.
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