Renewable research, hydrogen and turbine technology

PART 1: Renewable research revelations

Göran Dalén, Chair of the programme council, Vindfork

During VIND 2019 visitors to the conference have been invited to visit Forskarhörnan, the Research Corner, where a large number of research programmes present their latest activities. The organisers are Vindforsk, the Swedish Energy Agency, RISE, StandUp and SWPTC. Göran Dalén, Chair of Vindforsk’s programme council, will summarise what has been said.

“What are the most recent research insights? And what do we need more knowledge about? 

PART 2: How high will turbines become?

Max Jungk, Director, Product Strategy, Nordex

Technology has made fantastically rapid progress over the past 10 years. In 2009, a standard wind turbine had an output of 1 MW. Now, an onshore wind turbine has an output of around 4.5 MW, and new offshore turbines can achieve a full 10 MW.

”How much more efficient will be technology be 10 years down the line? And is it technology which will limit the efficiency of wind power, or the politics that surround it?

Part 3: Hydrogen increases the value of wind power

Lisa Göransson, Research Assistant in energy technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg 

So far, the conference has touched on a number of different solutions in a renewable electricity system, all of which increase the value of Swedish wind power and make it even more competitive in relation to the rest of Europe. Storage is a vital part of a renewable electricity system, and battery technology is progressing rapidly. In this seminar, we take a closer look at a number of ways of storing electricity from wind power – through hydrogen.  

“Will technology enable the utilisation of the wind where it blows most strongly and costs the least?”