Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems




Online game brings green hydrogen research to life

Building an offshore wind park and generating green hydrogen directly at sea - a new browser game makes it possible to experience virtually what is currently being researched in the H2Mare Flagship Project.



Fraunhofer IWES carries out fourth measurement with lidar buoy on behalf of BSH

The IWES has once again been contracted by the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany to carry out a preliminary meteorological investigation in the North Sea as part of the area development plan.



Ten years BladeMaker: Industrialized Rotor blade manufacturing

Fraunhofer IWES began researching the topic of automated rotor blade manufacturing ten years ago with the start of the »BladeMaker« project and is now completing the »BladeFactory« project. The final conference with around 40 project partners and guests from the wind energy industry and research was held at ENIQ on the EUREF-Campus in Berlin.


Annual Report 2022/2023

Join us on our digital scrollytelling experience! The journey takes you interactively through our figures, visions, focus topics, and highlights. Scroll with us digitally and individually through our annual report!



Green methanol for shipping and industry: € 10.4 Mio. for the »Leuna100« project

A consortium of two Fraunhofer institutes, DBI-Gastechnologisches Institut Freiberg, Technical University of Berlin and C1 makes industrial history at the Leuna site. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport over the next three years.


Offshore wind turbines: Every detail counts - Sub-surface investigation on the high seas

By means of comprehensive analysis of multi-channel seismic data, the interdisciplinary IWES team offers innovative solutions for accurate and cost-saving wind farm planning. The investigations include classical subsoil exploration using modern technologies or cutting edge boulder via diffraction imaging.


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

25th - 26th September 2023, Bremerhaven

17th November 2023, Hamburg
2nd Workshop on Integration of Local Energy Systems

12th - 14th December 2023, Düsseldorf
14th Wind Turbine Blades


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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