Copyright holder: Vattenfall                                                          Title: Horns Rev 1 Wind Farm  Photographer Christian Steiness. The Photo was taken the 12th of February 2008 13.00 o'clock

Our Research


With our interdisciplinary work we aim to enable more wind power to be placed into electricity networks. We will do this by responding to relevant questions regarding how to plan for wind power in the best ways possible within our research areas.

By cooperating and sharing information between our fields of research we are able to better plan and integrate wind energy. This cooperation allows us to have a clearer understanding of both our specific research topics as well as the bigger picture.

Our various competencies are connected by gathering our areas of research together under a single common platform. This interconnectedness allows us to capitalize on the resulting synergies.

Wind surveying and cold climates

Where and at what height are the favourable wind conditions? How do wind parks affect each other at great distances?

Contact for wind surveying: Matthias Mohr, UU-Geo, matthias.mohr@geo.uu.se

Contact for cold climate: Johan Casselgren, LTU, johan.casselgren@ltu.se

Fluid dynamics for wind turbines in parks and forests

How should we place wind turbines to avoid them affecting one another more than is necessary? How do individual turbines capture the wind? How is wind slowed? How is it distributed thoughout entire wind power parks?  

Contact: Stefan Ivanell, UU-Geo & KTH-Mek, stefan@standupforwind.se

Electrical systems 

How should the energy produced be integrated into electricity networks and the electrical system? How does electricity from wind power affect planning, construction and regulation of the electricity network?

Contact: Lars Herre, KTH-EE, lherre@kth.se

Sound

How do wind conditions affect the sound generation and dispersion? How can we avoid those living nearby being affected by turbine noise or otherwise having their environment worsened? 

Contact: Karl Bolin, KTH-MWL, kbolin@kth.se

Vertical axis turbine development

How can vertical axis and direct drive turbines be best utilized?

Contact: Hans Bernhoff, UU-Tekn, hans.bernhoff@angstrom.uu.se

Generators and control systems

How do you design a permanently magnitized generator for a wind turbine? How do the different control systems for a single turbine and for the entire park function?

Contact: Hans Bernhoff, UU-Tekn, hans.bernhoff@angstrom.uu.se

Landscape and participatory planning

What are the consequences for planning of wind power from a landscape point of view? How can participatory planning for wind power be conceived and developed? These themes include perspectives on landscape from landscape ecology, human geography, and environmental justice.

Contact: Tom Mels, UU-CG, tom.mels@kultgeog.uu.se

Operations and maintenance

Contact: Patrik Hilber, patrik.hilber@ee.kth.se

News/Recent Events

Vindkraftkurs.se:  Webinar on Wind Power and Birds 2017-09-11 from 14:00-15:00 (Swedish).

Vindkraft i Almedalen vecka 27 år 2017, en sammanställning.

Vindkraftkurs.se:  Webinar on Energiöverenskommelsen and wind power's  social benefits 2017-06-12 from 14:00-15:00 (Swedish).

Vindkraftkurs.se Sound Webinar 1 is avialable here (Swedish)!

Erik Möllerström will defend his thesis- "Noise, eigenfrequencies and turbulence behavior of a 200 kW H-rotor vertical axis wind turbine", 13:00, April 17, 2017, Uppsala.

Akademiforum III för vindkraft den 28 mars i Uppsala! Programme and registration link as available here.

Seminar on "Power systems with nearly 100% renewable – Problems and solutions", March 16, 2017, from 15:15 - 16:45 at KTH

Stefan is highlighted as reseacher of the month at Uppsala University Campus Gotland

Yalin Huang will defend her thesis- "Economic Regulation Impact on Electricity Distribution Network Investment Considering Distributed Generation", 10:00, March 17, 2017, KTH.

Vindkraftsforskning i fokus konferens 2017, 3-4 april på Chalmers

Akademiforum III för vindkraft den 28 mars i Uppsala! Program och inbjudan kommer ut i början av februari.

Stefan Sjökvist will defend his thesis - "Demagnetization and Fault Simulations of Permanent Magnet Generators", 9:15, December 9, 2016, Uppsala University.

Senad Apelfröjd will defend his thesis - "Grid Connection of Permanent Magnet Generator Based Renewable Energy Systems", 9:00, November 25, 2016, Uppsala university.

Sound seminar, December 16, 2016, from 13 to 16 at KTH.

STandUP for Wind annual meeting 2016, October 27-28

Jon Olauson will defend his thesis, 'Modelling Wind Power for Grid Integration Studies', Friday 2016-11-04 @ 9:15 a.m. (Uppsala).

Stefan Ivanell is also a 'Topic organizer for Aerodynamics and noise' on the Torque 2016 conference.

Stefan Ivanell is a 'Topic Leader' at WindEurope Summit 2016

The challenges of distributed and renewable energy sources, Energiforsk seminar - Thursday 7 July, 08.00-12.00, Almedalspaviljongen, Donnersgatan 2, Visby. Register here (Swedish).

Spring StandUp Academy 2016 at Blåsenhus, Uppsala May 26 (Deadline to register May 17)

Seminar from the Swedish Energy Markets Inspectorate: Vilken påverkan har en ökad andel variabel elproduktion? (in Swedish)

Energiforsk livestreaming seminar - Reglering av ett framtida kraftsystem, Thursday the 17th of March from 13-16, (The seminar will be availabe for a month after this date and is in Swedish)

Sanna Mels will defend her doctoral thesis about wind power and local establishment processes on Tuesday the 22/3 at kl. 10.15.

Morgan Rossander will defend his licentiate "Blade force measurements and electrical torque ripple of a vertical axis wind turbine" Wednesday the 10/2 09:15.

STandUP for Wind members will take part in Euromech Colloquium 576 “Wind Farms in Complex Terrains” (8-10 June 2016)

Raphael Ebenhoch has recieved a prize from Vattenfall!

Vind 2015 4-5 November-
STandUP will hold 2 seminars!

Vindkraftsforskning i fokus conference 2015, 6-7 October i Uppsala.

Eduard Dyachuk will defend his thesis, 'Aerodynamics of vertical axis wind turbines. Development of simulation tools and experiments', Fr 2015-10-09 @ 9 a.m. (Uppsala).

Ola Eriksson will defend his licenciate thesis 'Numerical Computations of Wakes Behind Wind Farms' Wednesday 2015-08-25 at 10 a.m. (Visby).

Standup for Wind at Uppsala University and KTH provides one of the two strongest Swedish research environments for wind power according to a new evaluation! Read more here.

Camille Hamon will defend her thesis, 'Probabilistic security management for power system operations with large amounts of wind power', fr 2015-05-29 @ kl 9 (Stockholm).

This year's wind power prize goes to Professor Lennart Söder! (in Swedish)

Stefan Ivanell will present Uppsala University Campus Gotland's wind power education program the 9th of May kl 11-15 in Tallinn

Karl Nilsson will defend his thesis, "Numerical computations of wind turbine wakes and wake interaction" Thurs. 2015-06-04

The Swedish Acoustic Society's sound prize 2014 goes to the meteorologist Conny Larsson (link in Swedish)

New thesis on  the wind conditions over forrests

New licentiate thesis on Vertical Axis Wind Turbines: Tower Dynamics and Noise