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

Following the successful organisation of  The First Swiss Wind Energy R&D Forum on May 15, 2019, we are in the process of founding The Swiss Wind Energy R&D Network. The network will coordinate new wind energy projects and initiatives in innovation, teaching and learning, ultimately aiming to foster excellence in Swiss wind energy R&D and to deliver Swiss quality in products and services for the international wind energy market.

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

We have just started a collaboration with the Swiss start-up Skypull! Click here for more information!

Sarah Barber talks about her mentoring activities in the GWEC programme "Women In Wind" here.

The First Swiss Wind Energy R&D Forum on May 15th, 2019, was a great success! Read the news story here.

In June, we organised a successful mini-symposium and held three presentations at the Wind Energy Science Conference 2019 in Cork. Download our presentations here.

Click here to access our new online lecture An Introduction to Wind Energy Technology


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