Chapter 6

Wind Power in the German System—Research and Development for the Transition Toward a Sustainable Energy Future

Matthias Luther1, Kurt Rohrig2, Wilhelm Winter3,    1Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany,    2Fraunhofer-Institut für Windenergie und Energiesystemtechnik IWES, Kassel, Germany,    3Tennet TSO GmbH, Bayreuth, Germany    Email: 1matthias.luther@fau.de, 2kurt.rohrig@iwes.fraunhofer.de, 3wilhelm.winter@tennet.eu

Abstract

As a result of developments within the last 30 years, wind energy has become a fundamental pillar for the electrical energy supply in Germany. As of today and beside other renewable energy sources, wind power generation is at the center of the ongoing transition process of the ...

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