Lab: Virtual Reality and Web Application for Wind Farms


This course is about extend a web application for the management and optimization of Wind Farms (and Solar Tower Power Plants). Furthermore, a detailed 3D model of the location around the wind farm is developed using GIS data of e.g. OpenStreetMap.

Barrow Offshore Wind Farm

Preliminary work

The i2 chair has implemented algorithms that can measure the efficiency of a wind farm and of a solar tower power plant. Within this laboratory we are going to make these algorithms publicly usable by incorporating them into a well designed web application.


In the beginning of the course, we will brainstorm about which functionality you would like to extend the existing web application and what your goals for the whole course are. Among the topics are the visualization with threeJS/WebGL of GIS data, frontend web-design and the backend implementation.


Knowledge in web programming (Polymer, AngularJS, Node.js, threeJS) or web design is required, since you will be working on an existing platform from a previous group and extend it with new functionality. Furthermore, someone with knowledge in using Docker would be helpful as we integrate existing C++ code in the web app.

You should make time for weekly meetings where we can discuss the work done in the week and plan ahead for the next week. We are looking for people that like to work in a team, but are capable to solve problems on their own if necessary. If you are interested, please state your experience and also tell us which part of the application you would like to work on the most (frontend, backend, visualization,..).


This project takes place in the Theory of Hybrid Systems (i2) research group headed by Prof. Dr. Erika Ábrahám. The project will be co-supervised by Pascal Richter. For further questions please contact Pascal Richter.