Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems




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.



Fraunhofer IWES is setting new standards in onshore numerical site assessment in Namibia

Fraunhofer IWES is joining forces with ENERTRAG SE to assist in planning an expansive onshore wind farm as part of Hyphen’s green hydrogen project in Namibia. 



In favour of cosmopolitanism, diversity, democracy, and the rule of law

Research at Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft would be inconceivable without its employees, including those with migration backgrounds - they are the foundation of our scientific system. Internationality, diversity, and respect are integral components of the Fraunhofer mission statement and the Fraunhofer Code of Conduct.



New FVEE spokespersons call for reliable funding for energy research

At its meeting in Kassel on 1 December, the board of the Renewable Energy Research Association (FVEE) elected Professor Andreas Reuter, managing director of the Fraunhofer IWES, as its new spokesman. (German only)


Annual Report 2022/2023

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Next Generation Rotor Blades: Arrival of Vestas V236 – 15.0 MW™’s rotor blade in Bremerhaven

Vestas V236 – 15.0 MW™’s rotor blade arrived in Bremerhaven the other day and is getting ready to be tested on our new rotor blade test rig 115m+. The state-of-the-art test rig offers comprehensive testing possibilities for rotor blades with a length of more than 115 meters.

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