More than the sum of its sciences: IWES.

Wind energy is the backbone of our future energy supply - whether as electricity or hydrogen. Our focus is on validating the necessary technologies and developing methods for their use. Testing and validating wind turbines and electrolysers as well as measuring and characterizing wind and sub-surface for the planning of offshore wind farms are therefore our main research areas. We would like to show you a selection of our services and innovative solutions in our short film. 




Massive cuts in research funding hamper necessary innovations in key technologies for the energy transition

Against this backdrop, the Fraunhofer-Group »Energy Technologies and Climate Protection« is warning of a massive decline in German industry's ability to innovate in technologies for the energy transition. 



Optimized yield in offshore wind farms: Measurement campaign in C²-Wakes project gets underway

Together with its project partners RWE, ForWind (University of Oldenburg – Institute of Physics), and Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, the IWES is investigating how the total energy yield of offshore wind farms can be optimized. 



IWES offshore: Boulder detection for monopile foundations and submarine cables in the Baltic Sea for Baltic Power Offshore Wind Farm

The IWES has conducted a boulder detection campaign in the Baltic Sea on behalf of Baltic Power for the foundations of the planned wind turbines.

Events with IWES participation

3rd - 6th September 2024, Hamburg
SMM 2024

24th - 27th September 2024, Hamburg
WindEnergy Hamburg

23rd - 24th October 2024, Hamburg
H2EXPO & Conference

4th - 7th November, Rotterdam
GET 2024

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