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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.



Frazer-Nash Consultancy and Fraunhofer IWES set to deliver joint expertise

UK systems and engineering consultancy, Frazer-Nash, and German wind energy research institute, the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Bremerhaven to work together to provide their complementary expertise to the wind energy market.



How do offshore wind farms change the wind?

November 1, 2019, saw the start of the X-Wakes “Interaction Between the Wakes of Large Offshore Wind Farms and Wind Farm Clusters With the Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer” research project, which is being funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) to the tune of € 3.4 million over a period of three years.