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Optimizing the Grid Characteristics of Wind Turbines

More than € 30 million are set to be invested in expanding the testing infrastructure for electrical systems. In the first phase of the planned expansion, the Fraunhofer IWES is officially putting a new test bench into operation in the scope of the Hil-GridCoP project.



Tsubasa Windfarm Design, Fraunhofer IWES and Kobe University started collaborating

The three cooperation partners joined for offering the highest level of offshore windfarm design service for Japanese offshore projects. 



“Green Hydrogen for Bremerhaven” project gets underway

The research partners Fraunhofer IWES, Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences, and the Technologie-Transfer-Zentrum Bremerhaven – will be laying the foundations for a “hydrogen center of excellence” in the maritime city over the two-year term of the project.



10 Years of Research at Germany’s First Offshore Wind Farm alpha ventus

The accompanying research initiative RAVE has been collecting measurements at the wind farm with a comprehensive range of measuring technology and working on a variety of research projects investigating important aspects of wind energy.



BSH assigns geophysical pre-site survey in the German North Sea to Fraunhofer IWES

Operators may rely on relevant info on the maritime environment, the sub-seafloor geology, the wind field and the oceanographic setting to estimate development costs and the expected return in produced energy.


power4re: Research Project to Increase Converter Reliability Launched

Five Fraunhofer institutes are working together alongside industry representatives to develop solutions aimed at improving the reliability and robustness of inverters in photovoltaic systems and frequency converters in wind turbines.



EWiNo improves wind field modeling and wind farm operation in complex terrain

The aim of the research project EWiNo has been to examine the use of new technologies for the improvement of wind modeling and optimization of wind farms in complex terrain.



Big Data in wind energy – how digitalization can make wind power more cost-efficient

Within the project WiSA big data, scientists and partners from industry are analyzing large amounts of high-resolution operating data of wind turbines.



Research project aimed at boosting the grid compatibility of offshore wind turbines launched

The Fraunhofer IWES’ mobile test facility for grid compliance tests research project, also known as “Mobil-Grid-CoP” in German, is being launched with the aim of developing and commissioning a mobile grid simulator.



BSH and Fraunhofer IWES Launch a Mobile Measuring Buoy

The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (BSH) and the Fraunhofer IWES have installed a monitoring measuring buoy to the west of the FINO 3 research platform with the aid of the Cuxhaven Waterways and Shipping office’s “Neuwerk” multipurpose vessel. The buoy will collect meteorological and oceanographic data there.