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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 ISI: German Innovation Prize for Climate and the Environment 2015
Mar 16, 2015

16 March 2015 marks the beginning of the application phase for the German Innovation Prize for Climate and the Environment (IKU). The prize is being awarded for the fifth time this year and entries will be accepted until 22 May 2015 from German companies and research institutions with outstanding innovations in climate and environmental protection. A total of 125,000 euros is awarded to innovative processes, products and services as well as climate- and environmentally-friendly technology transfer solutions for newly industrializing and developing countries.

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Fraunhofer IWES: Weather Data-Based Offshore Planning Improves Rentability
Mar 05, 2015

Offshore activities entail many different planning chal-lenges – high weather risks, for example can hamper access to the construction site or prevent it altogether. Project delays due to spells of bad weather can quickly give rise to high additional costs that may put the financial viability of the project at risk. Taking the local weather and other relevant conditions into account is therefore a key factor for reliable cost, schedule and quality planning. Together with its partners Bugsier, DWD, HOCHTIEF, Munich RE and Wind MW, Fraunhofer IWES has developed the software tool “COAST” which correlates planned activities and weather data to estimate the probable realization. It is easily integrated into everyday´s routine.

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Press Releases
Fraunhofer IGB: Simple Method of Binding Pollutants in Water
Press Release
Mar 24, 2015

New types of membrane adsorbers remove unwanted particles from water and also, at the same time, dissolved substances such as the hormonally active bis-phenol A or toxic lead. To do this, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB imbed selective adsorber particles in filtration membranes. From 24th to 27th March 2015, the IGB presents the membrane adsorbers and other innovative technologies for water treatment at the “Wasser Berlin International” Trade Fair and Congress. The Fraunhofer IGB is in Hall 2.2, Booth 422.

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Fraunhofer ISE: The PV Module Reliability Workshop Goes to Britain! – Experts Gather to Discuss the Latest Test Methods and Measuring Tools
Press Release
Mar 24, 2015

This year’s PV Module Reliability workshop is being held at Loughborough University’s Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST) in Leicestershire, UK, from April 16-17. This time around, the international speakers and participants will largely focus on new test methods and measuring tools being used and developed to enhance commonly performed PV module reliability tests. A further key area of discussion will be the recording and analysis of climate-induced stress and environmental influence. In addition to the hosts themselves, the list of speakers will comprise renowned research and industry representatives.

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Fraunhofer ISE: Flexible and Functional – Prefabricated Façade Elements Simplify Building Renovation
Press Release
Mar 04, 2015

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have developed façade elements where the building’s heating, ventilation and sanitation systems are integrated into the thermal insulation panels of the building envelope. The multi-functional insulation boards and window elements can be implemented in new buildings as well as buildings undergoing renovation. The type of materials used and the integration technique can be combined according to the customer’s wishes. The prefabricated façade and window elements are the first results stemming from several research projects in which Fraunhofer ISE is involved. It has been shown that the use of these elements increases the building’s energy efficiency.

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