Validation of wind energy systems

The institute offers turbine manufacturers, suppliers, wind farm operators and power authorities industry relevant research services and target-oriented collaboration concerning the complete spectrum of technical wind energy utilization issues.



IWES develops Research Offshore Test Field

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy handed over the official grant notification, enableing IWES to develop a test field for offshore wind for approx. € 18.5 million. The centerpiece will be Adwen’s prototype AD 8-180, currently the largest wind turbine in the world.


State-of-the-art generic 7.5 MW onshore wind turbine released

The IWES Wind Turbine IWT-7.5-164  was designed within the Smart Blades project and is now available for public download. This turbine model has a specific design  focus on rotor blades and tower structure.

The implementation of several controller features - such as peak-shaver and individual pitch control - was an important aspect of the design. The  specification includes technical data to implement the numerical  turbine model in a simulation environment  and serves as a baseline for detailed component design and scientific research.

Industry interviews

Nacelle testing - trends and specifics
Martin Pilas, Manager DyNaLab & Steffen Sørensen, Technical Advisor Fraunhofer IWES
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Portrait "Focus on Validation"


Testing for Reliable Composite Materials and Rotor Blades


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Latest Publications

Offshorewind Bizz

Fraunhofer IWES Secures Funds for Offshore Wind Turbine Test Field
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Windpower Monthly

Dec. 2016: Ramping up intelligence and interconnectivity
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Bine Information Service

Research projects GW Wakes: It's turbulent offshore
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Processes across different sites conform to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 standards in the areas of „product development up to the prototype stage“, technology development and optimization“, „technology assessments and studies" and “trials in demonstration centres"

Accredited due to DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025:2005

The following services fullfil the requirements of Dakks/ILAC

- mechanical and thermal tests for determining the physical properties of glass fiber and composite materials
- mechanical load measurements of wind turbines

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