We had again visitors from the wonderful Colombia! This time, they were a group of 8 students from the chemical engineering program, from the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano (UJTL) located in the capital city: Bogotá. The group was guided by Dr. Carlos Forero, who is the director of the renewable energies research group of the UJTL.
TellWind is an initiative to help newcomers in the wind industry understand financial risk associated to uncertainties, often overlooked or poorly understood. TellWind offers workshops that explain how to drive successful wind farm economics through careful selection of the right product to optimize energy output while mitigating risk.
On June 26th 2017, solar energy students (PPRE and affiliated programmes) visited the solar farm “Fliegerhorst Oldenburg”. IFE Eriksen (http://ife-eriksen.de/) hosted the students at the 13.9MWp system in Oldenburg.
Following the 2004 change from two to three semesters with the simultaneous start of the EUREC Master at Oldenburg University, this winter term will see the most significant reorganisation of PPRE structure and curriculum ever since: From October 2017 on, the programme will last four semesters and will offer a new study culture.
A new PPRE and EUREC women network is to be established. Its idea is to frequently shine a light on and divulge the many great achievements of women - as well as support each other professionally - especially as women have traditionally been inadequately represented in the STEM areas (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
Space for more than 130 scientists, a 30-metre-long measurement section and wind speeds of up to 150 kilometres per hour: the inauguration of the University of Oldenburg's new Research Laboratory for Turbulence and Wind Systems (WindLab) took place in the presence of Gabriele Heinen-Kljajić, Minister for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony.
ForWind – Center for Wind Energy Research has a new powerful High-Performance-Computing (HPC) Cluster available to investigate wind flows at rotor blades, single wind turbines and entire wind farms.