– 22 December 2014 –
On the 1st of November 2013 the European FP7 project WINDUR officially started. Ghent University is the project coordinator. WINDUR wants to develop, design, test and commercialise a small vertical axis wind turbine for urban areas. As 80% of the European population lives in cities, the urban areas are becoming the largest potential markets for renewable energy sources. WINDUR has 9 partners from 6 different countries: Belgium (Ghent University), Denmark (DVE Technologies), Ireland (Gerriko), Spain (CENER, Machachi, Mastergas and Solute), Sweden (University of Uppsala) and United Kingdom (FuturEnergy).
During the kick-off meeting on the 10th and the 11th of December in Ostend, Belgium (Ghent University, Power-Link) all project partners met and agreed on important issues in order to guarantee a successful outcome for the WINDUR project. First technical aspects were specified and defined, and every partner returned home with a clearer idea of his responsibilities within the project. The next meeting is planned for April 2014 and will take place in Uppsala (Sweden). WINDUR is financed within the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission (Research for SMEs), has a budget of 1.15M€ and runs from November 2013 until October 2015. More information about the project and the conference is available on this website.