DFWind Phase 1 research project

Project title: German Wind Energy Research Platform – DFWind Phase 1



The overarching goal of the project is to create the basis for a wind energy research and development platform with which numerous topics relating to wind energy use on land and at sea along the entire impact chain can be addressed comprehensively and to an unprecedented level of quality. The focus is on a holistic view, in which the research focus will be on the interaction of the subsystems in the overall wind turbine system, also taking into account the mutual influence of two separate wind turbines and the effect on the interconnected grid. DFWind – Phase 1 serves to prepare the research-related upgrading of the two 2.5 MW class research wind turbines and the basic infrastructure funded by the state of Lower Saxony. The equipment and multidisciplinary experience of the partners involved is intended to create a globally unique basis for holistic research and further development of wind energy generation and utilization.



  • Project type: Joint project
  • Term: 2016 – 2023
  • Funding: Funding by BMWK, infrastructure funding by the state of Lower Saxony
  • Research partners: Fraunhofer IWES, DLR


University of Oldenburg
Institute of Physics – ForWind
Dr. Hendrik Heißelmann
Küpkersweg 70
D-26129 Oldenburg

Email: info@forwind.de

More information

DFWind Phase 1 project at EnArgus (with information on project partners)