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  • 29 April 2015
    Research & Development

    Fraunhofer IWES has issued its annual report on wind energy “Wind Energy Report Germany 2014“, which has shown that the wind energy is on the rise, both globally and in Germany. Worldwide, 2014 saw over 51 GW of installed wind capacity, and global power consumption already comprises 3% of wind energy. In Germany, after a record construction […]

  • 21 December 2016
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Human Capital, Research & Development, Technology

    German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has awarded Fraunhofer IWES with an EUR 18.5 million grant for the development of an offshore wind turbine test field in Bremerhaven. The test field is set to start operating in early 2017, the German research institute said, with construction works already underway. The site will be used to […]

  • 8 March 2017
    Environment, Human Capital, Research & Development, Storage, Technology

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) has completed a four-week test of a scaled-down version of the StEnSea (Stored Energy in the Sea) system in the Lake Constance.

  • 18 November 2014
    Research & Development, Technology

    Fraunhofer IWES has successfully finished the validation of their Wind Lidar Buoy which confirms the commercial acceptance of wind data from the on-board ZephIR lidar for use in floating offshore energy assessments, according to the criteria within the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator roadmap for the commercial acceptance of floating lidar technology.  An offshore verification […]

  • 28 August 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Earlier this year, the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) released the first wind index for offshore wind farms. The Fraunhofer IWES Offshore Wind Energy Index (FROENIX) helps with estimating the inter-annual power density variation at offshore wind farm sites.

  • 8 November 2013
    Technology

    Fraunhofer IWES and Institute for Marine Resources (imare) will jointly showcase the Lidar measuring buoy at their stand at EWEA Offshore event in Frankfurt, Germany. The IWES will provide information on all aspects of the buoy, its measuring services and the latest scientific knowledge concerning the development of offshore wind energy. For the first time […]

  • 17 February 2020
    Research & Development, Technology

    German research institute Fraunhofer IWES is developing a mobile grid simulator that will allow the testing and optimization of the grid compatibility of very large wind turbines with an output of up to 20MW. As a mobile test facility, the “Mobil-Grid-CoP” grid simulator will serve to verify current and future grid system services as well […]

  • 8 May 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    Fraunhofer IWES has released an Offshore Wind Energy Index, the first wind index for offshore wind farms, or more specifically, for wind farms in the German Bight in the North Sea.

  • 30 November 2017
    Project & Tenders, Research & Development, Technology

    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES) have officially signed a contract for validation of the SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbine nacelle.

  • 30 November 2017
    Project & Tenders, Research & Development, Technology

    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES) have officially signed a contract for validation of the SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbine nacelle.

  • 29 April 2015
    Research & Development

    Fraunhofer IWES has issued its annual report on wind energy “Wind Energy Report Germany 2014“, which has shown that the wind energy is on the rise, both globally and in Germany. Worldwide, 2014 saw over 51 GW of installed wind capacity, and global power consumption already comprises 3% of wind energy. In Germany, after a record construction […]

  • 9 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    The German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has selected Fraunhofer IWES, among others, to conduct preliminary assessment of soil conditions before contracts can be awarded for new offshore wind farm clusters in the North and Baltic Sea. Researchers will compile 3D seabed models based on geophysical data. The so-called multichannel seismic survey method delivers high-resolution […]

  • 8 May 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    Fraunhofer IWES has released an Offshore Wind Energy Index, the first wind index for offshore wind farms, or more specifically, for wind farms in the German Bight in the North Sea.

  • 8 May 2019
    Research & Development, Technology

    German research institute Fraunhofer IWES has presented the now fully operational rotor blade bearings test bench during the inauguration of a new test site in Hamburg. The goal of the BEAT 6.1 test bench (Bearing Endurance and Acceptance Test rig) is to lower development costs and reduce yield loss in order to make it more economical […]

  • 8 May 2019
    Research & Development, Technology

    German research institute Fraunhofer IWES has presented the now fully operational rotor blade bearings test bench during the inauguration of a new test site in Hamburg. The goal of the BEAT 6.1 test bench (Bearing Endurance and Acceptance Test rig) is to lower development costs and reduce yield loss in order to make it more economical […]

  • 12 November 2019
    Research & Development

    Fraunhofer IWES has commenced a project focused on investigating how the wind conditions in the German Bight could change if offshore wind farms are expanded on a large scale. The X-Wakes “Interaction Between the Wakes of Large Offshore Wind Farms and Wind Farm Clusters With the Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer” research project is funded by […]

  • 9 April 2018
    Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    The German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has selected Fraunhofer IWES, among others, to conduct the preliminary assessment of soil conditions in the first bidding round for new offshore wind farm zones in the North and Baltic Sea. Fraunhofer IWES said it will conduct multichannel seismic measuring, which, in combination with isolated findings from geological […]

  • 15 October 2012
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    IT Power and the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology IWES announce their new partnership to provide the marine energy sector with a comprehensive end-to-end technical design, consulting and R&D service offering. As the marine energy sector continues to evolve from early stage concepts towards project arrays, IT Power and Fraunhofer IWES […]

  • 15 October 2012
    Research & Development

    IT Power and the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology IWES announce their new partnership to provide the marine energy sector with a comprehensive end-to-end technical design, consulting and R&D service offering. As the marine energy sector continues to evolve from early stage concepts towards project arrays, IT Power and Fraunhofer IWES […]

  • 4 May 2017
    Research & Development, Technology

    Adwen’s prototype 8MW wind turbine generator, currently under construction in Bremerhaven, Germany is now mechanically complete, the company told Offshore WIND.

  • 21 October 2015
    Research & Development, Technology

    Fraunhofer IWES’ Dynamic Nacelle Testing Laboratory (DyNaLab) has started operating.  After an 18-month construction period, a 100-tonne generator of a 3 MW wind turbine was set in motion on the new test stand. Fraunhofer IWES said the EUR 35 million infrastructure will boost the competitiveness of quality-conscious manufacturers on the international market and also significantly increase turbine availability and further reduction of the […]

  • 9 August 2012

    Critics, who argue that both on and offshore wind energy will remain cost intensive, will be proven wrong. That is the opinion of Andreas Reuter, Director at Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy Systems North-West. The research institute for wind energy and energy system technology is focussed on wind and solar energy and the integration of renewable energies into energy supply […]