In early 2017, Fraunhofer IWES is set to receive its own test field for offshore wind turbines.
Construction work is already under way and the first measurements and tests will begin in spring.
Comparison of field survey results with data obtained on the large-scale test rigs will significantly expand the opportunities for further optimisation of measuring and testing methods as well as risk mitigation for new turbine designs. Fraunhofer IWES´ research project has a total budget of approx. € 18.5 million and will make a considerable contribution to both quality assurance and cost savings in the wind energy industry.
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IWES develops test field for offshore wind turbines