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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…

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…

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

This 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 can be…

Turbine operation: Control systems keep everything running smoothly

A controller or control system is an essential wind turbine component. In modern wind energy turbines, stable operation is not possible without a controller. As a research associate at Fraunhofer IWES, I work in the field of control technology for…

It starts with a BEAT

The operating conditions for rotor blade bearings of wind turbines differ significantly from most industrial applications. At Fraunhofer IWES, this has led to the development of the world’s most comprehensive testing technology for blade bearings.An interview with Christian Broer Christian,…

Applied research at Fraunhofer IWES

Getting to grips with research: The time my research project involved a hammer and screwdriver – a somewhat different kind of experience report. As a research associate at the Fraunhofer IWES, my day-to-day work involves the simulation of large rolling…