Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems




Bundled hydrogen know-how: New locations in Leuna and Görlitz for Fraunhofer IWES

The hydrogen competence field of the Fraunhofer IMWS will be integrated into the Fraunhofer IWES and will operate in the future with a dual leadership in the institute management.



Update to Site Development Plan for the German North Sea and Baltic Sea

Fraunhofer IWES has been commissioned by the BSH to "Further develop the framework conditions for planning offshore wind turbines and grid connection systems" and advises the BSH on scientific and technical issues related to the update of the FEP.



Wind turbines with integrated electrolyzer demonstrate sustainable hydrogen production at sea

H2Mare flagship project is supposed to receive more than €100 million funding from the BMBF.



Progress in realization of Hydrogen Lab Bremerhaven

Following the approval of funding for the Hydrogen Lab Bremerhaven at the former Luneort airfield, a general contractor has now been commissioned to design specific layout plans for the facilities.



Research rotor blade production at Fraunhofer IWES

Testing and validating rotor blade materials for an optimized manufacturing process: IWES is building research rotor blades in order to test materials directly within the production process and to determine whether these are suitable for series production.



Construction begins on superlative rotor blade test bench

Fraunhofer IWES invests €19 million in the construction of a third rotor blade test rig for XXL blades in Bremerhaven/Germany – for length of 115 meters and more. New methods like biaxial or segmented testing will enhance economic viability further.


What truly defines the “IWES spirit”

Describing the culture of an institute in words is no mean feat. It is often a matter of shared experiences, the development of extraordinary approaches, and a common understanding of the expected level of quality. 

Our work generates a practical added value and turns innovative ideas into reality. Find out more – from our employees themselves.

Upcoming events

30th May - 2nd June 2022, Hanover
Hannover Messe 2022

27th - 30th September 2022, Hamburg
WindEnergy Hamburg 2022


The Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES is certified according to the valid standards for quality, occupational safety, and environmental management.
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Accredited according to ISO 17025:2005 for determination of physical properties of fiber enhanced synthetic materials and fiber composite materials using mechanic-technological and thermal testing and testing of mechanical loads on wind turbines




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