Institut für Energietechnik (IET)


Wind energy is the fastest growing renewable energy source in the world and has correspondingly reached a high level of significance in the energy branch. We are the first University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland with a research programme specifically for wind energy -  and we are engaged in exciting and demanding topics relevant to a digital, renewable future.

The Swiss Wind Energy R&D Network

We also coordinate The Swiss Wind Energy R&D Network. We provide a platform to initiate and coordinate new collaborative wind energy projects in the areas of R&D, learning and teaching, ultimately aiming to foster excellence in Swiss wind energy R&D and to promote the export of Swiss know-how in products and services to the international wind energy market. Read more here.


We are actively looking for research and industry partners for the following types of project:


Dr. Sarah Barber
Oberseestrasse 10
CH-8640 Rapperswil SG
+41 (0)55 222 42 62



We are looking for a new team member "Project Manager Wind Energy 80-100%"!

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded funding from the prestigious Swiss BRIDGE Discovery programme for the project "Aerosense: A novel MEMS-based surface pressure and acoustic smart measurement system for wind turbines". Seven people from HSR IET and ETH Zurich will be working on this exciting project lead by Sarah Barber from April 2020 until March 2022. Read more here.

Sarah Barber talks about the wind energy research programme at HSR in the programme "Schweiz aktuell" on 09.10.2019 (in German). More here.

We have just founded "The Swiss Wind Energy R&D Network"! Sign up for membership here (free until 31.12.2020).

We have just started a new project financed by the SFOE "Comparison metrics simulation challenge" in collaboration with IEA Wind Task 31! More here.