Prof. Andreas Reuter

Andreas Reuter works as professor for wind energy technology at the Leibniz University of Hannover and is the Managing Director of Fraunhofer IWES with a total of 250 scientific employees and a well-established testing infrastructure. His education is in aviation and space technology. After completing his doctoral thesis on fatigue in wind turbines at the Technical University of Berlin, he spent 15 years working in the wind industry for companies such as Aerodyn, GE Energy, and Bharat Forge as a project engineer, director of engineering, and managing director before returning to the scientific community in 2010. The main focus of his current work is the structural analysis and design of large components such as offshore support structures and rotor blades.

Technology trends in wind energy – turbine growth

Ever since the beginnings of the large-scale commercial use of wind energy in the 1990s, the industry has observed one considerable trend which remains steady to the present day: turbine growth. Recently, this trend has experienced another boost. In this…