Test and Calibration (TAC)

The section focuses on full scale tests on wind turbines at the test stations in Høvsøre and Østerild and performs accredited power curve and loads measurements and lidar calibration as well as turbine and wind measurements in research projects.

The Section for Test and Calibration focuses on full-scale tests on wind turbines at the test centres in Østerild and Høvsøre. Core activities are accredited power curves, load measurements, lidar calibration, and wind and wind turbine measurements within research projects. TAC has technical expertise within sensors, databases, hardware, and software and offers accredited measurements for the global wind industry.

The overall purpose in TAC is always to bring research all the way to the wind energy market. TAC contributes actively to the research and innovation programmes with technical support, regarding all kinds of experimental work. The support includes project management, data handling, databases, design, planning, construction, preparation, installation, completion, and dismantling.

Lidar Calibration is a major topic in TAC including accredited calibration of ground-based, nacelle-based, spinner-based and calibration of 3D WindScanners. New applications for lidars within wind energy are constantly being developed, evaluated, calibrated, and validated together with the other research sections.

Main research and test facilities:
Products & Services:
  • Full scale wind turbine testing including accredited power curves and load measurements according to DANAK, ILAC & IECRE
  • Calibration of ground-based and nacelle-based lidars, accredited according to DANAK & ILAC


Head of Section

Allan Vesth
Chief Engineer
DTU Wind Energy
+45 46 77 50 49