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Preparations for the vibration test | Credit: DLR (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Welcome to the page for the DLR research wind farm!

A massive expansion of renewable energy is necessary for a reliable, affordable, and environmentally friendly energy supply in Germany, which goes hand in hand with increasing efficiency and acceptance. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is developing the research wind farm (referred to as WiValdi) at its Krummendeich site in collaboration with partners from the Research Alliance Wind Energy in Lower Saxony, Germany. WiValdi is scheduled to be put into operation during the course of 2023 and will have a predicted service life of 20 years. WiValdi stands for wind validation.

Scientists at this site are researching efficient, quiet, and cost-effective wind turbines of the future. The extensive instrumentation provides an excellent infrastructure for testing new technologies and validating simulation models. WiValdi (Wind Validation) will be operational from 2023 for approximately 20 years.

Learn more about the location, research objectives, and how DLR is shaping wind energy research with the aim of advancing the energy transition in Germany.

The research wind farm in Krummendeich is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture (MWK).