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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: Integration of Renewable Energy in Europe and Africa
Apr 18, 2016

The percentage of renewables in the electricity supply is steadily growing worldwide. Using a combination of different renewable sources, an ecological and economical electricity mix can be realized across national borders. Decisive here is the reliable supply, storage and distribution of renewable electricity. In the Supergrid project, several Fraunhofer institutes joined together to research just how such an electricity and transmission grid between North Africa and Europe could function. They developed scenarios for a renewable energy system in the MENA region and compared potential technologies. Detailed solutions were proposed and regulatory mechanisms were evaluated. The results of the Supergrid study are now available in a final report.

Fraunhofer ISE: 2nd “Solar for All” Contest Now Open for Applications – Attractive Prizes for Innovative Solar Electrification Solutions for Communities
Jan 20, 2016

The 2nd “Solar for All” Contest for Innovative Community Solar Electrification Solutions 2016, organized by the Canopus Foundation and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, is now accepting applications. Proposals for PV solar electrification solutions to provide a scalable number of low-income communities with power are invited for submission. The most innovative and promising solutions will be selected for the award.

Press Releases
Fraunhofer ISE: EDF Energies Nouvelles and Fraunhofer ISE Strong Partners for PV Power Plant Quality
Press Release
Jun 22, 2016

The EDF Energies Nouvelles and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE celebrate their long-standing cooperation. Over the past ten years, EDF Energies Nouvelles has counted on Fraunhofer ISE’s expertise in precise calibration services and quality assurance for its solar photovoltaic (PV) modules installed in solar photovoltaic power plants worldwide.

Fraunhofer ISI: New tool to increase the social acceptance of onshore wind energy projects
Press Release
Jun 13, 2016

There are many different ways to raise the social acceptance of onshore wind projects and thus increase the planning security for new installations. The challenge consists of sifting through them and adapting them to a specific case. The interactive online tool “WE Engage” was developed in the “WISE Power” project and addresses all the relevant stakeholders in the field of wind power as well as all other interested parties. It is available free of charge at The results of a survey conducted by the Fraunhofer ISI with 207 stakeholders from 13 European countries were used as input when developing the tool. In addition, to mark the end of the project, a prize will be awarded to wind energy projects that strongly emphasize social acceptance issues or carry out especially innovative acceptance measures.