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
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.
Wind turbine with 145-metre blades: reduced costs and greater efficiency
Jan Willem WagenaarFunctie:R&D portfolio manager
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’.
Peter EecenFunctie:R&D manager
Peter Eecen is R&D manager at TNO Wind Energy and is responsible for the research strategy on offshore wind energy for a group of about 55 researchers. As R&D manager Peter is to shape the R&D programme such that products are developed and – together with colleagues and collaborators – are brought to the market. As such, Peter is responsible for the commitment of the TNO research funding, the acquisition of projects in national programmes and in European programmes. Peter is coordinator of the EERA Joint Programme on Wind Energy.
Piet WarnaarFunctie:Senior business developer
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