Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems




Fraunhofer IWES: Successful measuring campaign for 50Hertz in the Baltic Sea

Fraunhofer IWES used seismic measurement methods to examine the seabed in the Baltic Sea for boulders so that the grid operator can efficiently plan a new offshore platform.



Green hydrogen: Hydrogen Lab Leuna opens in Leuna Chemical Park

More than €10 million have been invested in the construction of the Hydrogen Lab in Leuna. With it, Fraunhofer IWES is setting the course for future-oriented research for the production and use of green hydrogen in the chemical industry.



Fraunhofer IWES develops concrete concepts for rotor blade recycling

The aim of the project partners IEkrW and IWES is to set up an economically feasible disposal strategy allowing as high a recycling quota as possible and thereby enabling a sustainable circular economy.



Fraunhofer IWES to test Vestas’ XXL rotor blade on new test bench

Vestas will be the first customer for the Fraunhofer IWES’ new rotor blade test bench. The Danish wind turbine manufacturer will be testing the rotor blade of the new V236-15.0 MW™ prototype in Bremerhaven. 



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.



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.


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

22nd - 23rd November 2022, Prague
3rd Edition Green Hydrogen Forum


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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