Fraunhofer Energy Alliance

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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 ISI: Future scenarios for resource efficiency in 2030: "Green new world" or "What do we care"?
Press Release
Aug 04, 2014

For the recently completed research project "Molecular Sorting" seven Fraunhofer Institutes investigated how recycling processes, down to the molecular level, can help to improve resource efficiency in the future. The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI has outlined three scenarios for the project which are based on different developments in the field of resource efficiency and show companies the potentials, opportunities and risks of future recycling technologies. The scenarios look at how raw and processed materials will be handled in the future, possible future environmental impacts as well as the sustainability of technologies.

Fraunhofer ISI: In Germany photovoltaic installations generate higher profits than onshore installations – although they produce less electricity
Press Release
Jul 28, 2014

A current study by the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI deals with the revenues and profits that can be made by photovoltaic and onshore installations in Germany. The study illustrates that there are huge differences between the two regenerative energy sources and shows that photovoltaic installations generated significantly higher profits than onshore installations until 2012 although they produced less electricity overall. The study also points out striking differences between individual federal states.

Fraunhofer IWES: Strong Alliance Starts Failsafe Power Electronics Offensive
Press Release
Jul 22, 2014

Within the framework of the innovation cluster „Power Electronics for Regenerative Energy Supply“, Fraunhofer IWES scientists in collaboration with 16 industrial companies are researching the causes and mechanisms of frequently occurring damage to power electronic components. The accessible database for this 4-year project contains measurements from 2,000 turbines.


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