Wind Energy and Energy System Technology

Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology


Fraunhofer IWES, founded in 2009, has more than 500 employees working in the field of wind energy and energy system technology. The operating budget reached 32.1 million Euros in 2014. Fraunhofer IWES possesses extensive testing and experimental facilities, laboratories, and state-of-the-art equipment. Our expertise has allowed us to develop and introduce new testing facilities and test methods. The institute is a well-recognized partner for development and project cooperation on an international level. Its employees contribute their expertise to standardization bodies and guideline commitees.

Wind Energy

IWES Northwest, led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Reuter, covers all physical and engineering aspects of wind energy generation and utilization.

Energy System Technology

The main focus of the Insitute in Kassel, headed by Prof. Dr. Clemens Hoffmann, is on energy system technology for integrating renewable energy from for example wind, solar and biomass into power supply structures.