The RAVE research initiative runs simultaneously with the construction and operation of the “alpha ventus” test site to attain broad based experience and knowledge for future offshore wind parks.

RAVE is sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) following a resolution by the German Federal Parliament and is co-ordinated by Fraunhofer IWES. It joints the scientific activities of the plant manufacturers and a multitude of research institutions. In total the BMWi has allocated 50 million Euro for the research and further development of wind energy utilisation at sea. more…

The book "Sea - Wind - Power / Research at the first German offshore wind farm Alpha Ventus" is NOW available as eBook and as print version.

Editors: Michael Durstewitz, Bernhard Lange

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Looking back: Offshore R&D Conference October 13-15, 2015, Bremerhaven, Germany

Information, presentations and pictures of the RAVE - conferences are available at our conference homepage.