Footage & Datasheets


Sneek a peak at our test benches and measurement equipment

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


Image film


Expert talk: Dr.-Ing. Tobias Meyer on "Reliability control"

Wind turbine life-time is limited by fatigue loads. Usually, turbines are designed for a minimum service life of 20 years. In most cases, some usable service life remains after the end of the planned time of operation, which can sometimes be exploited by extending the service life period. However, structural integrity must be assessed for each individual turbine to show that it can continue to operate safely.


RAVE - Research at alpha ventus

Construction and operation of Germany´s first offshore wind park for R&D purpose. Various projecs look at aspects among the 12 wind turbines in the North Sea.


Here you can find the presentation documents of the Virtual Wind Conferences I to IV.


Industry interview

Technological advancement from the point view of a supplier in the wind energy industry. (German only)

Dr. Maier, Schaeffler & Prof. Andreas Reuter, Fraunhofer IWES.

"The increasing intelligence of components creates value."


Further brochures

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!

Annual Report

Sustainability at IWES








Sustainable commercial shipping










Annual Report 2020/2021 as click version:

Digital and individual through the annual report: In order to read the IWES Annual Report as optimally as a click version (see Download below) and to be able to click the three-part pages in the document, you need a PDF reader. You can get this free of charge on the internet (e.g. Adobe Acrobat Reader).


Annual Report 2020/2021 as mobile version:

The Annual Report optimized for mobile devices

Factsheet Wind Energy








Factsheet Wind Energy Research








Strategy report 2020-2025


Offshore News 06/2020








Annual Report 2018/2019









Offshore News 05/2019


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

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.