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Distributed Wind Energy

The distributed wind energy research group (DWE Group) is based in the Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering. We are working on problems involving small-/medium- wind turbine noise, control and modelling. The group also co-ordinates distributed wind research.

Group Leaders

Selected Research Projects


  • Small-/Medium- Wind Energy Platform (with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland)
  • SWIP (FP7) - reducing cost of small wind turbines
  • National wind atlas toolkit and information site (SEAI)
  • Quiet Wind Turbine Technology (IEA)

Research Staff and Students

Name Position Tel. Email
Prof. Henry Rice Professor +353 1 896 1996 [javascript protected email address]
Dr. Craig Meskell Associate Professor +353 1 896 1455 [javascript protected email address]
Dr. John Kennedy Assistant Professor +353 1 896 2396 [javascript protected email address]
Dr. Niall McMahon Research Fellow +353 1 896 1383 [javascript protected email address]
Mr. Jason D.M. Botha Ph.D. Candidate +353 1 896 1998 [javascript protected email address]