Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems




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)



Scalable solutions for green hydrogen production in South Africa

South Africa could play an important role in the coming years as a reliable producer of green hydrogen — including as a supplier for Germany.  This is where the recently launched Fraunhofer joint research project »HySecunda« comes in.



Inauguration of the world’s first pilot plant for the cost-efficient production of green methanol

Today, Minister for Transport, Dr. Volker Wissing, opens the pilot plant at the Chemical Park in Leuna as part of the »Leuna100« project, which is funded by the BMDV with €10.4 million.


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.

Upcoming events

26th - 28th February 2024, Bremen
11th International Conference Wind Turbine Towers

07th March 2024, Berlin
3rd Annual Offshore Wind Operations and Maintenance Forum

12th - 14th March 2024, London
Oceanology International

20th - 22nd March 2024, Bilbao
WindEurope 2024

22nd - 26th April 2024, Hannover
Hannover Messe 2024

29th - 31st May 2024, Florence

04th - 05th June 2024, Berlin
Woche der Umwelt

06th - 07th June 2024, Berlin
H2Mare Konferenz

10th - 13th June 2024, Oslo
EAGE Annual

10th - 11th June 2024, Dublin
Wind Europe Tech Workshop 2024

24th - 27th September 2024, Hamburg
WindEnergy Hamburg

24th - 27th September 2024, Hamburg
H2EXPO & Conference


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 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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