DOE, Danish Laboratories Agree to Cooperate on Wind Energy Research
June 27, 2007
June 27, 2007 - The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Denmark's Risø National Laboratory, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), signed an agreement today to cooperate closely on improving wind energy technologies. The two national research institutions will explore ways to work together to design more efficient wind turbines and wind energy systems under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by NREL Director Dan Arvizu and Risø Managing Director Jorgen Kjems. The MOU calls for the laboratories to focus on collaborations in areas such as meteorology, aerodynamics, wind turbine structures and materials, control systems and electrical grid integration.
"Formal cooperation between Risø National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on technology development and deployment is an example of the kind of international effort that is needed to bring the world affordable, clean energy, and to effectively lower greenhouse emissions at a rate commensurate with the challenge," U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Alexander Karsner said at the signing ceremony in Roskilde, Denmark.