RESEARCH

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With our interdisciplinary work within our research fields we aim to enable more wind power to be placed into the Swedish electrical system by responding relevant questions regarding planning, integration and operation and maintenance for the academia, industry and the public. Our research has the ambition to understand the whole, as well as how the constituent subsystems interact and how the different systems work separately in planning, integration and operation and maintenance of wind power in society.

By bringing these research areas together in this center, competencies are linked, which means that we can achieve both coordination effects and knowledge exchange.

Find out more about STandUP for Winds research projects.

WIND SURVEYING AND COLD CLIMATE

Where and at what height are the favourable wind conditions? How do wind farms affect each other at great distances? How are wind turbines affected in cold climate?

To get in contact with STandUP for Winds responsible person for the research area wind surveying, send an e-mail to Stefan Ivanell, Uppsala University. 

Find out more about wind surveying and cold climate for wind power.

A model ensemble showing 11 slightly different patterns of liquid water content.
A model ensemble showing 11 slightly different patterns of liquid water content.

FLUID DYNAMICS FOR WIND TURBINES IN FARMS AND SWEDISH FORESTS

Illustrated picture of fluid dynamics.
Illustrated picture of fluid dynamics.

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

To get in contact with STandUP for Winds responsible person for the research area fluid dynamics for wind turbines in farms and Swedish forests, send an e-mail to Stefan Ivanell, Uppsala University.

Find out more about fluid dynamics for wind turbines in farms and Swedish forests.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS FOR WIND POWER

Where, when and how should wind power be disconnected in order to minimize curtailments? How can an offshore wind power hub help in sharing reserves? How do we treat uncertainty from wind power forecasts in power system planning and operation? How does electricity from wind power affect planning, construction and regulation of the electricity network?

To get in contact with STandUP for Winds responsible person for the research area electrical systems, send an e-mail to Elis Nycander, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Find out more about electrical systems for wind power

Installed Wind Farms in the Swedish Price Areas SE1 – SE4.
Installed Wind Farms in the Swedish Price Areas SE1 – SE4.

SOUND

Results from two different methods of modeling sound propagation, the parabolic-equation and the ray tracing methods.
Results from two different methods of modeling sound propagation, the parabolic-equation and the ray tracing methods.

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? 

To get in contact with STandUP for Winds responsible person for the research area sound, send an e-mail to Karl Bolin, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Find out more about how wind conditions affect the sound generation and dispersion for wind power.

VERTICAL AXIS TURBINE DEVELOPTMENT

Illustration of how atmospheric turbulence affect the wake.
Illustration of how atmospheric turbulence affect the wake.

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

To get in contact with STandUP for Winds responsible person for the research area vertical axis turbine development, send an e-mail to Hans Bernhoff, Uppsala University.

Find out more about vertical axis turbine development for wind power.

GENERATORS AND CONTROL SYSTEMS

How do you design a large direct-driven generator for a wind turbine? How do the different control systems work for a individual turbine and for an entire wind farm? The research focuses on permanently magnetized direct-driven generators, electrical systems and control systems for wind turbines.

To get in contact with STandUP for Winds responsible person for the research area generators and control systems, send an e-mail to Hans Bernhoff, Uppsala University. 

Find out more about generators and control systems for wind power.

Experimental work: Replacement of a rotor with rare earth metal magnets to a rotor with ferrite magnets.
Experimental work: Replacement of a rotor with rare earth metal magnets to a rotor with ferrite magnets.

LANDSCAPE AND PARTICIPATORY PLANNING

Wind turbine and a house in a landscape.
Wind turbine and a house in a landscape.

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.

To get in contact with STandUP for Winds responsible person for the research area landscape and participatory planning, send an e-mail to Johanna Liljenfeldt, Uppsala University.

Find out more about landscape and participatory planning for wind power.

OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

Correctly managed operation and well planned maintenance are very important for successful utilization of wind farms  and prevention of faults that may cause long term power interruptions and require additional cost spending on repair.

To get in contact with STandUP for Winds responsible person for the research area operations and maintenance, send an e-mail to Patrik Hilber, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Find out more about operations and maintenance for wind power

Illustrated picture operations and maintenance.
Illustrated picture operations and maintenance.
Last modified: 2021-10-07