> PhD defence – small and medium-sized wind turbines

The public defence of the doctoral research “Feasibility and performance assessment of small and medium-sized wind turbines” will take place on Friday 27th March at Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

In his research, Jochem Vermeir identifies the main factors affecting the economic viability of small and medium wind turbines (hereafter SMWTs) and proposes a framework for more efficient and reliable predictions of the annual production of SMWTs. He also demonstrates that these turbines are indeed profitable, provided that an appropriate turbine is selected, the turbine is installed on a windy site and that the annual energy production is estimated carefully. These seemingly simple tasks are non-trivial and current practices too often lead to unreliable assessments

The defence takes place at 16h00 in room L.2.210 (Building L, 2nd floor), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel. For more information on the research please contact Jochem Vermeir at jochem.vermeir(at)vub.ac.be.