Validation of Wind Energy Systems

The institute offers turbine manufacturers, suppliers, wind farm operators and power authorities industry relevant research services and target-oriented collaboration concerning the complete spectrum of technical wind energy utilization issues.

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Research turbine AD 8-180

Comparison of field survey results with the data obtained on the large-scale test rigs will significantly expand the opportunities for further optimization of measuring and testing methods as well as risk mitigation for new turbine designs.

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“Offshore Wind Energy Index 2017” for the German Bight Published

Fraunhofer IWES has now extended its index for the German Bight for the year 2017. The index provides information on how high the maximum available natural energy yield was compared to previous years.  



New project:       ReaLCOE


The project aims at unleash the full potential of offshore wind energy to be in direct competition with conventional energy sources worldwide. Over the course of the project, a technology platform for the first prototype of a double-digit rated capacity turbine will be developed, installed, operated and tested a realistic environment.

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Latest Publications

Science Daily

3/2018: Intelligent rotor blade optimizes wind energy utilization
article on external website

4/2018: Fraunhofer IWES to Test Soil in German Offshore Wind Zones
article on external website

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14/2017: Rain can damage rotor blades
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Events and Trade Fairs with IWES contribution


Wind Energy Hamburg Trade Fair
Sept. 25th-28th, Hamburg/Germany
Hall B6, booth 464

2nd Annual Wind Turbine Icing and Ice Prevention Forum
Nov. 7-8th, Berlin/Germany
Organizer: BIS Group - online agenda

Offshore Wind R&D Conference
Nov.14-16th, Bremerhaven/Germany
Conference website

Processes conform to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 standards concerning product development up to the prototype, technology development and optimization, technology assessments and studies as well as evaluation in test centers

Accredited due to DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025:2005: mechanical and thermal tests for determining the physical properties of glass fiber and composite materials; mechanical load measurements of wind turbines

The independent survey "Randstad Employer Brand Research" awarded Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft as most attractive employer 2018. More than 4,300 German employees and job-seekers participated in the online inquiery.