Wind people

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…