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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.

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Press Releases
Fraunhofer ISE: New World Record for Concentrator Photovoltaics
Press Release
Jul 14, 2014

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has been successfully developing concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) technology for many years. In this technology Fresnel lenses are used to bundle sunlight and focus it onto miniature, highly efficient solar cells. The FLATCON® module technology originates from Fraunhofer ISE and is continually under further development at the Institute. Now with their newest CPV module technology, the Freiburg researchers announce a world record module efficiency of 36.7 %, achieved by adapting the concentrating lens to a new solar cell structure. The high module efficiency was measured under Concentrator Standard Testing Conditions, or CSTC, and marks the best value ever achieved for a photovoltaic module.

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Fraunhofer ISE: Online Energy Charts Make German Energy Transformation Transparent for All
Press Release
Jul 02, 2014

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE now provides online electrical energy data for Germany promptly and free-of-charge. “By making the data available on this website, it is our intent to promote transparent and objective discussions relating to all factors regarding the energy transformation in Germany,” says Professor Eicke Weber. Interactive data charts, which can be individually tailored by the user, display the power produced in Germany from all conventional and renewable sources as well as import and export data. This comprehensive database is now available online: www.energy-charts.de.

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Fraunhofer IISB: Improved Quality Control of Silicon Carbide Epiwafers by a New Fast and Contactless Inline Inspection Tool
Press Release
Jun 14, 2014

A new fast and contactless Defect Luminescence Scanner (DLS) for photoluminescence imaging of 4H-SiC epiwafers was developed under coordination of Fraunhofer IISB together with Intego GmbH. This DLS system enables a more efficient optimization of the production process of SiC epiwafers as well as an inline quality control along the device production chain. This will contribute to cost reduction in material and device production, and helps accelerating the further commercialization of SiC power devices.

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