Wind energy

  • Fraunhofer ISE and NREL collaborate on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research

    Left to right (standing): Bryan Pivovar, NREL; Sunita Satyapal, U.S. DOE; Helge Pols, BMVi; Klaus Bonhoff, NOW. Left to right (sitting): Keith Wipke, NREL, Christopher Hebling, Fraunhofer ISE. ©NREL

    The two largest research organizations for renewable energy research in the world, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Germany and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for close collaboration on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies research. The official launch took place on Monday, October 10th at the “f-cell / World of Energy Solutions” conference in Stuttgart.

  • Tackling remaining cost drivers in wind energy

    Expected reductions in electricity generation costs of wind energy 2020, 2030 and 2050; median of the “Best Guess" scenario from the expert survey Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory / IEA Wind Task 26

    Scientists at Fraunhofer IWES in Kassel aim to contribute to further cost reductions in wind energy use. They will present results of an large scale expert survey on future cost reduction potential, a simulation model on the failure characteristics of wind turbines and recommended practices for reliability data including an own seminar at the Wind Europe Summit 2016 in Hamburg, the world's largest wind energy event.