RAVE - Research at alpha ventus

Construction and operation of Germany´s first offshore wind park for R&D purpose. Various research projecs look at aspects among the twelve wind turbines in the North Sea.


Sneek a peak at our test benches

A unique testing infrastructure for validating design calculations by experimental testing on a big scale.

Industry Interviews


How can technology development trigger further LCOE reduction?
With Maite Basurto, CTO Adwen

Towards an advanced design of XXL monopiles
With Dr. Jan Dührkop, Chief Consultant Ramboll


Nacelle testing - trends and specifics
With Steffen Sørensen, Technical Advisor Fraunhofer IWES


Image film


Better together - joining forces for advancing wind energy

Offshore wind measuring campaign with a LiDAR buoy


Certification of electrical characteristics on system test benches

HIL testing in the DyNaLab, HIL testing of high-speed generator-converter-systems and converter systems



Technical reliability

Cost savings for the wind energy industry



Challenge your blades



Annual Report 2016/17










Test Center for Support Structures

Optimization of Structures and Constructio Methods








LiDAR Buoy for flexible site assessment

Validated offshore measuring services

Focus on Validation

Brief profile of Fraunhofer IWES and its product portfolio









Research Alliance Wind Energy

New projects and developments and an interview with Maros Sefcovic, Vice-president of the European Commission in charge of energy union.

Flyer Online M.Sc. Wind Energy Systems

With our master program we would like to educate a worldwide student body to become qualified engineers for the growing job market of the wind energy sector