Federal Wind Energy Association

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Federal Wind Energy Association
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purpose Wind energy industry association
Chair: Hermann Albers (President)
Establishment date: October 12, 1996 (merger of IWB and DGW)
Number of members: over 20,000
Seat : Berlin ( Federal Association )
Website: www.wind-energie.de
BWE chairman Hermann Albers at a demonstration

The Bundesverband Windenergie e. V. ( BWE ) is a trade association for the wind energy industry in Germany. It brings together planners, manufacturers and operators of wind turbines as well as other promoters and users of wind power use. With over 20,000 members, the BWE is the largest registered association (eV) in the wind energy sector in Germany.

The association was formed in 1996 from the merger of the previously temporarily competing associations of Interest Association Wind Power Inland (IWB) and the German Society for Wind Energy (DGW) . The latter was founded in 1974 as the Association for Wind Energy Research and Application (VWFA) .

According to the statutes, the main fields of activity are:

  1. General promotion of the development and use of wind energy
  2. Support of research in the field of wind energy in cooperation with universities and other research institutions
  3. Dissemination of specialist information

In the course of this, the association publishes various information brochures and other media on wind energy and other forms of renewable energies, for example the specialist journals new energy and new energy .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. https://www.wind-energie.de/verband/vorstand
  2. a b 10 years BWE - 20 years of experience: How it all began on wind-energie.de ( Memento from April 9, 2008 in the Internet Archive )
  3. ^ Statutes of the Bundesverband WindEnergie eV ( Memento from March 29, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF), as of September 2013.