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Research project The Nordic Wind Energy Center aims to establish a competence center of wind power in cold climate by bringing business and public sectors together.
The wind energy industry in the Nordic area faces environmental challenges like icing, not found in lower latitudes.The cold climate effects the fundamental dimensions of the atmosphere and is instrumental in providing regional weather that is unique. By informing the public about wind industry processes, this center is positioned to improve public acceptance and guide society’s decisions concerning the future wind energy in the Nordic regions. The center is a collaboration among industry experts, research groups and local municipalities, aiming also to help the industry utilize new technology. Goals – Sustainable development of wind energy sector in cold climate – Better Understanding of wind energy in icing conditions – Create tools beneficial for sustainable development of wind power The center is funded by EU Intereg Botnia-Atlantica Programme, together with Regional Council of Ostrobothnia and Nordland. Project partners are Novia University of Applied Sciences, University of Vaasa, Umeå University, Tampere University of Technology, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, and The Arctic University of Norway.
Interreg Botnia Atlantica, 1.172.597 EUR (Swe, Fin, Nor).
(Part from Umeå University 218.250 EUR).