Vertical axis wind turbine development

Our research in wind power increases the understanding and potential of the new vertical-axis technology. It has both niche applications, such as turbulent environments and noise sensitive installations as well as large-scale applications for wind power installations bigger than 10 MW and floating offshore technology. The research includes aerodynamics, dynamics and electricity and includes experimental research on several vertical axis wind turbine prototypes.

Ongoing projects

  • SAVANT: SAVonius turbine for ANTarktis

  • Wind project Falkenberg, Uppsala University, 2012-

  • A small vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) optimized for use in urban environments

Completed projects

  • Wind energy project Falkenberg, Konstruktion och testing av elsystem för vindkraft, Vertical Wind AB, 2009-2010, 2014-2015.

  • Experimental validation of simulations for a vertical axis wind turbine, J. Gust. Richert Foundation, 2011-2012.

  • CFE – Centrum för förnybar elenergiomvandling, Swedish centre for renewable electric energy conversion, Renewable generation from wind, wave and flowing water, Energy authority, Vinnova, Statkraft, 2007-2012.