The Wind Blades Research Hub (WBRH) is a £2.3million, five-year research partnership between the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and the University of Bristol that aims to help unlock larger, more powerful wind turbines than ever before.
This Research Hub marks the first strategic investment from ORE Catapult to increase the depth of our partnerships with academia, ensuring that the offshore renewable energy sector has a gateway to world-leading research and innovation developments across the TRL scale.
The Wind Blade Research Hub’s objective is to support turbine blade research that will reduce the cost of wind energy through cost reductions in capital and operational expenditure and increased energy yield, or a combination of these. The WBRH is set up to focus on three key aspects of blade research to achieve this:
The Wind Blade Research Hub’s projects will be undertaken by academics with rich backgrounds in applied and strategic research across a broad spectrum of specialities. Find out more about our personnel here.