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…

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…

How do resonance-based testing methods increase the efficiency and lifespans of support structures?

Efficient use of materials and a long lifespan are important KPIs in the optimization of offshore wind turbines. For future, larger support structures, which are particularly expected in wind farms at greater water depths, the behavior of the foundations, in…

Wind farm optimization: Higher yield thanks to intelligent operational management

When the wind passes through the rotor disc of a wind turbine with its rotating blades, the wind speed behind the turbine is reduced – the turbine extracts kinetic energy from the wind to convert it into electrical energy. This…

Bundled wind energy expertise for virtual turbine models

Many analyses in the field of wind energy are based on virtual models. However, these simulation models are not freely available for every real wind turbine. Fraunhofer IWES solves this problem with an innovative approach. Researchers at IWES are currently…

ILES summer school 2021: From theory to practice – students get hands-on experience

Author: Niklas JöresThis summer, the Application Center for the Integration of Local Energy Systems (ILES) ran a one-week summer school in cooperation with Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW) offering students the opportunity to learn how electrolyzers and wind turbines…

Blog post in three parts – The road to the blade bearing test

Part 3: Rapid testing of blade bearings – The first endurance run. In Part 1, I introduced the idea of an accelerated endurance run for blade bearings, which would consist of all wear-inducing cycles in direct succession. In Part 2,…