7th International Conference on Small & Medium Wind Energy

7 small wind conference

After six successful editions (both online and in presence), Folkecenter and the Small Test and Resource Centre for Small Wind Turbines are organizing the seventh conference with focus on small and medium energy. The event will gather national and international experts from the industry, who will discuss about a wide range of topics within the small and medium wind industry. The conference will take place both in person and virtually in the period 21-23 September 2022. It is now possible to register your participation on folkecenterevents.net. Should you be interested in being a speaker, please submit your proposal here.



Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy and the Danish Association for Small and Medium Wind are pleased to invite the small and medium wind community to the 2nd International Conference on Small and Medium Wind Energy, which will be held at Nordic Folkecenter from the 7th to the 10th of October.

This four-day event will gather international experts from all over the world to discuss about the potential of small and medium wind energy, their testing & certification needs and their role for stand-alone and off-grid systems in the Arctic region and in other rural areas. The conference will also cover the topics related to the new grid codes and how do they affect manufacturers’ decisions. A special focus will be put on Europe.

The aim of this conference is to help developing policies to support the growth of this industry.


Monday, 7 October 2019

Participants traveling by plane will be picked up at Billund Airport around 12:00 and they will be transferred to Folkecenter, where they will arrive in the afternoon.

16:00: Welcome by Jane Kruse, Director, Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

16:15: Speech by Ms. Aaja Chimnitz Larsen, Member of the Danish Parliament for Inuit Ataqatigitt (IA), Vice-Chairman of The Greenland Committee. Member of The Arctic Delegation

17.00: International Small Wind Market Status and Opportunities, Jean-Daniel Pitteloud, Market Research & Development Manager, World Wind Energy Association, Germany

17.20: Speech by Morten V. Petersen, WWEA Small Wind Chair, Senior Consultant, Nordic Folkecenter

17:40: Networking

18:00: Welcome dinner

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

09:00: General Updating of Off-grid solutions and on the Challenges for Small Wind, Tonny Brink, Chief Engineer, SW Test Site Manager, Denmark

09:30: Diesel Back-up: A Relief for small off-grid wind turbines?, Anker Mardal, Site Engineer, SW Testcenter at Folkecenter, Denmark

10:00: Coffee break

10.30: Small wind in telecom and very small wind in IoT, Frits Ogg
11.00: Renewable Energy in Remote Microgrids”, Rolf Sloth

11.30: Swedish Development of Wind Technology for Off-Grid, Sven Ruin, author, Engineer, TEROC, Sweden

12.00: Lunch

13.00: Small Wind Turbines in Norway, Thorstein Midttun, Norway

13.30: Sustainable power supply for remote radio links stations in Greenland based on DC microgrid, Finn Jensen, Aarhus University

14.00: Presentation from Prof. Dr. Salah Ibrahim

14.30: Performance of Small Wind Turbines in isolated desert regions – off-grid – irrigation systems, Prof. Dr. Eng. Galal Osman

15.00: Coffee break

15.15: Pico, nano, micro, milli and macrogrids – what’s in a name – and wind turbines, Frits Ogg

15.45: National Project: Implementation of Power Supply Systems in Remote and Isolated Areas of Russia, George Kekelidze

16.15: SINN Power: Wave Energy Technology and Electrical Components for Off-grid Applications, Christopher Biermann, SINN Power, Germany

16.45: Follow up on the day’s presentations

18.00: Dinner

Wednesday, 9 October

09:00: Workable Solutions for Arctic Conditions: Project Greenland Ulrich Høgenhaven, Viking Wind, Denmark

09:30: Workable Solutions for Arctic Conditions: Project Greenland Carsten Lauridsen, Solid Wind Power, Project Greenland, Denmark

10.00: Coffee break

10:30: Storage Solutions, Niels Martin, Cirkelenergi

11:00: Small Wind in the Netherlands, Sjouke Ritsema, E.A.Z. Wind the Netherlands

11:30: Turkey – Gravvindy by Windagrotech, Mert Sugür, Atilla Öztürk

12:00: Lunch

13:00: OrbiSCADA: Remote monitoring and control of small and medium sized wind turbines, Niels H. Jakobsen, Orbital (DK)

13:30: Importance of Small Wind Turbines, Peter Hauge Madsen

14:00: Presentation by Jannik Kappel, Alaska

14:30: Vehicle to Grid: Can We Store the Energy Produced by a Small Wind Turbine in a Car?, Anker Mardal, Site Engineer, SW Testcenter at Folkecenter, Denmark

15:00: Coffee break

15.15: Excess Power: It Can Be Used for Heating and Cooling, Anker Mardal, Site Engineer, SW Testcenter at Folkecenter, Denmark

15.45: Small Wind Situation in China, Shen Decheng, China

16.45: Follow up, declaration

18:00: Dinner

Thursday 10 October

Folkecenter offer an 8 hours renewable energy excursion to the Small Wind Test Center in Hundborg and to the National Test Center for Large Wind Turbines, in Østerild; lunch in the bus.

The Venue

Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy is a location known worldwide among energy experts. At the centre, visitors are able to experience different renewable energy technologies and to have a complete overview on how could a transition towards a 100% renewable energy society occur.

The conference hall is located in SkibstedFjord, which is an example of innovative underground architecture. The building, with its 670 m2 and its 140 places, is the ideal location for conferences on renewable energy topics, and enjoys a very pleasant indoor climate in every season.

More information: www.folkecenter.net/

Board and Accommodation

Speakers will have free board and accommodation, while the other participants will have to organize their own accommodation in nearby hotels and B&B. Please, see this link for suggestions.

Students are offered an affordable shared accommodation in a Scout house (equivalent to a group room in a hostel). Please, get in contact with us for more information. Normal participants who wish to have dinner in Folkecenter should reserve it on the conference website.

Fee and Registration

Participation to the event is free of charge, but registration is required. Please, register on this link. Please, note that pictures and videos will be taken during the event. More details can be found on the conference website.

Mr. Morten V. Petersen

Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy, Kammersgaardsvej 16, Sdr. Ydby, 7760 Hurup Thy, Denmark Telephone: +45 97 95 66 00 | Skype: morten.victor.petersen
Email Address: mvp@folkecenter.dk Conference Website: www.folkecenterevents.net

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