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The Fraunhofer Energy Alliance is the portal to the research and service activities of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in the fields of energy technology and the energy economy.

Together with industry, we strive to further expand the technological lead that Germany holds in the efficient use of energy and in the development of renewable energy sources. Through the Fraunhofer Alliance Energy, small and medium-sized companies, but also policy makers and the solar industry gain an easier access to the qualifications and expertise of the Fraunhofer Institutes.

News | Media Coverage
Fraunhofer ISE was Awarded Prestigious Zayed Future Energy Prize 2014
Jan 21, 2014

Prof. Dr. Eicke R. Weber, director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, received the Zayed Future Energy Prize 2014 from His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu, on behalf of the Institute. The prize, endowed with 1.5 million US dollars, was awarded to the Fraunhofer ISE yesterday during the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. From the three finalists, Fraunhofer ISE was selected as the winner in the category Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). The Institute was founded over thirty years ago and today is Europe’s largest solar energy institute. The candidates were selected based on their impact affecting tangible industrial, social or environmental changes as well as their leadership in the field. Further criteria are their long-term vision and innovation potential. The award ceremony took place on the evening of January 20, 2014 in Abu Dhabi, on the occasion of the Sustainability Week.

Press Releases
Fraunhofer IWES: Innovative design for direct drive and more efficient wind turbines
Press Release
Dec 05, 2013

The starting signal for the BMU-project “lightweight wind turbine direct drive hub generator” has been fired. Researchers from the Fraunhofer IWES and the Wind Energy Research Team (FITT gGmbH) are collaborating on developing a new direct drive 3 MW wind turbine design concept.

Fraunhofer IPM: Thermoelectric materials nearing production scale
Press Release
Dec 02, 2013

Half-Heusler compounds are especially suited for manufacturing thermoelectric modules. Waste heat can be converted to electricity with them. Researchers have manufactured the alloys for the first time in kilogram quantities.

Binding energy efficiency and renewable energy targets for 2030 are a guarantee for ambitious greenhouse gas reduction and low energy costs
Press Release
Nov 25, 2013

Two recent studies by the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI and Vienna University of Technology show that a climate target on its own would fail to trigger enough additional energy savings and a continuous evolution of renewable energies. The EU would thus neglect an important opportunity to curb energy wastage and excessive spending on energy imports. Binding EU energy efficiency and renewable energy targets for 2030 should therefore accompany a possible European 2030 climate target. This is necessary to ensure ambitious greenhouse gas reduction while at the same time taking into account cost effectiveness and European competitiveness.


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