Center for Wind Power Drives


With the foundation on the Center for Wind Power Drives (CWD) another milestone in the research of wind turbines is set in Aachen. The Center is equipped with an innovative 4MW-wind turbine-system test rig. The RWTH Aachen University is thus strengthening the research efforts in the field of onshore wind turbines.

The CWD navigates and organizes the interdisciplinary research activities at RWTH Aachen University in the area of wind turbine drive train systems. These research activities contain both fundamental scientific analyses and pre-competitive research and development projects.

The scientists of the seven institutes combined in the CWD that deal with the system technology of wind turbines will all work together in the same office building at the CWD. This will help to intensify the networking and the boost of innovations.