The WINDFOR’s partners claim a unique experience being engaged in Wind Energy since 1980, year in which the main electrical and mechanical Italian industries began to show interest in wind power and photovoltaic technologies.
The participation of partners in a period of 30 years to activities at national, international, institutional and standardization level, today allow WINDFOR to offer consultancy services with a global view of wind and photovoltaic sectors of top-quality level.
At National Level
All the Partners have taken part, in various capacity, both in comprehensive studies of wind as a renewable source and the consolidation of methods and in setting-up of investigative appraisal technique.
Regarding the technology of wind turbines and solar panels, they have gained experience, as Senior Executives, in the projects of leading national Bodies that have, for more than two decades, been involved in research and experiments on test sites.
At Institutional Level
Together with the Energy Sector Bodies of the European Commission (General Directorate XII and XVII), the most prestigious European organizations in the field have developed, over the years, several research projects, in which the Partners have been involved both as official Representatives of Italian government Departments and as Executives in charge of sectors of research and development projects.
Significant work has been done in the domain of the International Energy Agency (IEA), in which one of the Partners held the office of Chairman of the Executive Committee for research on wind-power technology for two years.
At International Level
One of the Partner of WINDFOR figured as a founder of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), of which was President for four years. Moreover, two Partners belong to the Group of Experts of the European Commission for the assessment of research and development projects.
At Standardization Level
Two Partners of WINDFOR have been played a prominent at Standardization level, by through their participation in the activity of TC 88 “Wind Turbines” of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and its Working Groups, which led to the formulation of the present body of Standards on wind-power technology, subsequently incorporated by the European standardization organization CENELEC. This activity continues to be carried out through their presence in the corresponding Italian Committee (TC 88), set up by the Italian Electrotechnical Committee (CEI).
To include a specific mention, the Chairmanship of the Committee was covered by one of the Partners from 1998 to 2012 and is currently held by the Chairman of Windfor.