Active for a sustainable future: challenges in the production of green hydrogen from wind and solar energy

Authors: Telsche Nielsen, Viktor Deleski At Fraunhofer IWES, we are actively committed to renewable energies. Day in, day out, we support and further the development of technologies in the fields of wind energy and hydrogen. As an institute for applied…

Might stick around: IWES tackles rotor blade production challenges with the Variable Glue Applicator

The longer the rotor blade, the more glue is needed to bond the blade shells together. IWES scientists have developed the Variable Glue Applicator to simplify and improve the application of adhesive.

Offshore installations: Weather and project risk analysis at IWES

Here at IWES, we assess weather risks using the Advanced Weather Time Series Scheduling (AdWaTSS) method, which is more precise than just statistics, and frequencies of tasks. For the offshore wind industry, we analyze and verify the time schedules of…

The step to the digital test procedures: hybrid testing of wind turbines

The requirements for wind turbine test benches are continuously increasing and demand, in turn, investments in test bench expansions or new test benches. Fraunhofer IWES has developed a hybrid test procedure to expand the capacity of existing testing facilities and…

Nacelle Testing for Future Wind Turbines – What Lies Ahead?

Over the years, we have witnessed rapid growth in both onshore and offshore wind turbine systems. At the same time, the entire wind industry has become even more competitive, as wind turbine manufacturers aim to launch their product on the…

What Happened to You, Buddy? The Evaluation of Blade Bearings

Authors: Dr.-Ing. Matthias Stammler, Karsten Behnke Whenever we have the opportunity to look at damaged bearings, we as scientists love to do so. Be it the bearings we tested in our own lab or bearings directly from the field, it…

Andreas Reuter vor roten Stühlen

Wind energy: Next generation

For me, energy is an essential key for a sustainable world. Prof. Andreas Reuter, Managing Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES “For me, energy is an essential key for a sustainable world” – in an interview with…

Lidar-Boje auf der Fläche N-7.2

Waves, buoys, offshore wind energy: Wind measurement in the German Bight

Fraunhofer IWES Wind Lidar Buoys floated in the German Bight, east of the Bard Offshore 1 wind farm, at times last year. These yellow buoys ensure that comprehensive wind measurement data and meteorological parameters can be precisely recorded and evaluated….

Fraunhofer IWES: Thinking of wind energy and hydrogen together

Acting institute director Dr. Sylvia Schattauer research talks with research associate Aline Luxa at the Fraunhofer IWES Application Center for Integration of Local energy Systems (ILES/AWZ) site in Hamburg. The subject of energy is currently very topical. The IWES is rising…

Large-Scale Wind Farm Effects – A Key Contributor for Economic Wind Farm Operation?

Ever since the construction of the first wind farms began in the 1980s, the impact of wind turbines on the flow – the wake effect – has been a major focus not only in the field of wind energy research…