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.


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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.


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








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