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.




Manufacturing center for rotor blades starts operation

Together with 15 partners, Fraunhofer IWES as coordinator of the project BladeMaker   has constructed a manufacturing center for industrialized blade production which was inaugurated today in Bremerhaven. Thanks to the special fiber composite gantry robots,
various production steps, can be performed at the same workstation by simply changing the process head.



Shaping up blade bearings for next generation´s turbines

In the HAPT research project (short for Highly Accelerated Pitch Bearing Test) researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology IWES Nordwest and the Institute of Machine Elements, Engineering Design and Tribology (IMKT) at Leibniz University in Hanover work together with the IMO group to establish the foundations for the further development of blade bearings.

Adwen begins testing of the AD 8-180 drivetrain at Fraunhofer IWES test bench

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Latest Publications

PES, 1/2016: Testing, validation,
an opportunity for offshore wind power Download

Indian Wind Power Magazine, Feb.-March 2016: Rotor Blade Testing

Renewable Energy World, Feb. 2016: Substructure Testing Paving the Way to Longer Wind Turbine Blades

Offshore Wind Journal, Feb. 2016: German test facility gears up for larger turbines, long blades Download




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