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.




Post-approval design changes made possible by smart technology

Using a multi-channel seismic system for the assessment of soil conditions made it possible to stick to the tight construction schedule of the 385 MW offshore wind energy plant “Arkona Becken Südost" despite changes to the wind farm design. The method has been developed at Fraunhofer IWES.



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.

Latest Publications

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

Read press release on Adwen´s website

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

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

Interview Industry tandem

US Offshore wind - ready to kickoff
Prof. Dan Kuchma, Tufts University, Boston, MA & Prof. Andreas Reuter, IWES
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Status Brazilian Wind Market
Bento Koike, Funder Tecsis, and Prof. Andreas Reuter, Fraunhofer IWES
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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