EERA JP Wind SP4 announces the workshop Future of Aerodynamics, Loads and Control 2030 2050 – FALCON 30/50 to be held the 25th February 2021.
In this workshop, the most recent advances and the technological challenges in the field of Wind Turbines Aerodynamics, Loads and Controls will be analyzed with the aim of meeting the 2030-2050 Green Deal objectives.
The Green Deal is an integral part of the European Commission strategy to implement the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda and the sustainable development goals. The European Commission will seek for achieving climate neutrality by 2050 by presenting an impact assessed plan to increase the EU’s greenhouse gas emission reductions target for 2030 to at least 50% and towards 55% compared with 1990 levels in a responsible way. A set of transformative policies will be designed.
Energy efficiency must be prioritized as well as the use of renewable energies. Offshore wind energy is particularly mentioned in the Green Deal by stating that the clean energy transition should involve and benefit consumers. Renewable energy sources will have an essential role: “Increasing offshore wind production will be essential, building on regional cooperation between Member States”
On the other hand, the 5th ETIP pillar created to consolidate the scientific base for wind research, enabling pioneer research. Aerodynamics, its integrated multi-physics loads system, and its control are the most characteristics and differentiating technologies of wind energy science. In addition, in the incoming Horizon Europe Programme, several calls will be included to deal with the new challenges in wind energy, and EERA will for sure play an important role in this initiative.
All these objectives could only be achieved by making a joint effort in the research strategy during the following years. This research strategy will be discussed in the FALCON 30-50 Workshop. It will be structured in three technical sessions and two informative sessions (speakers to be confirmed):