RAVE: Research at alpha ventus
The research initiative RAVE carries out research and development work on the offshore test field alpha ventus. Research and development at Germany's first offshore wind farm generates experience and knowledge that advance the construction and further development of offshore wind energy. RAVE is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and coordinated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES).
In more than 30 research projects, more than 60 partners from science and industry have been working on a wide range of research questions since 2008. The topics range from ecological questions and the further development of plants and foundations to the optimization of operations. The financial support from the BMWi so far amounted to more than 50 million euros.
RAVE research initiative
Details about the research initiative
Workshops & Conferences
Program and review
Measurements in RAVE and Data Access
"Sea - Wind - Power / Research at the first German offshore wind farm Alpha Ventus"
Now available as eBook and as print version.
Editors: Michael Durstewitz, Bernhard Lange