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Start date: Dec 31, 2004, End date: Dec 30, 2007 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Through exchanging technology and experience, WIND-TECH-KNOW aims to increase the knowledge about the generation and implementation of wind energy. This helps regions that still lack sufficient regional planning and technical experience to catch-up to the standards of experienced wind energy regions and thus, contributes to a reduction of development gaps in the EU. Achievements: The project was designed to promote EU`s wind energy application on specific working levels. The challenging technical work, focused on education, planning strategies and awareness raising, was managed by experienced specialists. Definite working structures and regular partner meetings (7) provided the basis for a continuouse action. Day-to-day management and communi-cation was operated via project intranet and project website (, in addition flyers and a presentation wall were used to address the public. The project and its results were regularly presented on suitable occasions and by initiating press articles. Component 2 provided successful university-level online-courses 'Windpower Introduction', 'Windpower Planning' and 'WindpowerTechnology', attended and accepted by students worldwide. An appropriate course-marketing was conducted in all partner countries and worldwide. Specific course versions were additionally translated into several European languages. Wind energy planning strategies and procedures were the subject matter of component 3. A series of specific case studies, aimed at climatologic, technical , economic and environmental problems, were carried out in Estonia, Germany, Wales, Portugal and Greece. All of the studies were strictly practice oriented, implemented in efficiently operating networks of project partners, local authorities and external experts and created remarkable and applicable results in the form of basics and documentations for re-gional and local wind energy projects in the participating countries. The close collaboration of project partners, technical experts, governmental bodies, regional administrations and the lasting exchange of experience could make decisions in favour of wind energy projects more objective. In this way applied technical knowledge and prudent planning strategies could be used to remove barriers that have hindered a sustainable use of wind energy in several countries so far. Public involvement and awareness raising as a key element of successful wind energy strategies were topics of component 4. Attitude surveys, based on uniform questionaires, were executed in all partner countries. The results were the sources to deve-lope specific wind energy image campaigns in the partner regions. Guidelines and recommendations on wind energy marketing for international use were elaborated and distributed all over Europe. Public events such as Regional Wind Energy Days in Ha-velland, Rostock and Bad Doberan Region were organised to address citizens and also young people. Study trips for pupils on Crete, training material for pupils, distributed in all partner countries, and photo contests in Germany and Estonia were another activities to familiarise the public with the different aspects of wind energy. A summary of all significant project results, connected with an exhibition, was presented on the Wind Energy Conference held in Potsdam 14 -15 November 2007.
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