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The Fraunhofer Energy Alliance is the portal to the research program and service offer of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in the fields of energy technology and energy industry.

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The Fraunhofer Energy Alliance is the portal to the research program and service offer of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in the fields of energy technology and energy industry.

In order to develop products for its customers which have particularly high investment security, future-orientation and competitive strength, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has pooled its competencies in the field of energy. More than 2,000 employees combine their expert knowledge at the Fraunhofer Energy Alliance, one of the largest energy research organizations in Europe.

Fields of research include digitization of the energy world, renewable energy sources, energy systems analyses and energy storage technologies as well as energy efficiency technologies and components for buildings, districts and cities.

With the specialized knowledge and expertise of the 18 member institutes in Germany and the USA, the Fraunhofer Energy Alliance globally offers comprehensive services from one source.

Small and medium-sized companies as well as general industry and the energy industry are given access to a wide spectrum of research and development possibilities in order to be successful with innovative products and to acquire new markets. The Fraunhofer Energy Alliance also provides this expertise in its function as a consultant to political and societal players and institutions.

All our activities focus on the objective of achieving sustainable, secure, economical and socially responsible energy supplies.

 

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News of Fraunhofer Energy Alliance

 

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ENERGY STORAGE 2019

Also this year the leading international trade fair for energy storage offered a unique forum to the leading research institutes and companies of the storage industry...

 

28.11.2018

The RTO Innovation Summit

The conference took place in Brussels from November 6th-7th, 2018.  

 

1.10.2018

An energy-efficient means of water damage restoration

Fraunhofer researchers develop new electric, vapor-permeable, flexible drying system. 

Press Releases

 

Press Release l 12th of April, 2019

Agrophotovoltaics: High Harvesting Yield in Hot Summer of 2018

Over the past two years, the dual use of land for the harvesting of solar electricity and agriculture has been tested in the joint project “Agrophotovoltaics – Resource Efficient Land Use (APV-RESOLA).”...  

 

Press Release l 9 th of April, 2019

Fraunhofer Researchers in Sunny Chile

Northern Chile is one of the sunniest regions on Earth and holds great potential for developing a sustainable energy supply based on solar energy. Four years ago, Fraunhofer ISE initiated the Fraunhofer Centro de Tecnologias para Energia Solar CSET in Santiago de Chile together with...

 

Press Release l 1st of April, 2019

Artificial intelligence automatically detects disturbances in power supply grids

The grid is changing as the big, centralized providers of the past are replaced by smaller, distributed suppliers...

 

Press | Media

News from our member institutes can be found in the press releases and latest news. Annual reports and brochures are also available to download.

12.4.2019

Power Electronics: Ceramic Embedding Gives a Boost to Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Devices

The use of power electronics in challenging fields of application – such as electric vehicles or aerospace – implies high requirements concerning switching speed and reliability. In this context, conventional packaging technologies are often pushed to their limits. Scientists at Fraunhofer IISB have developed a novel packaging concept and technologies by embedding power semiconductor devices into ceramic circuit carriers. Their design offers high temperature stability, operation at high voltages, and hermetic sealing to provide maximum lifetime in harsh environments. This helps to fully exploit the great advantages of wide-bandgap semiconductors (WBG). Power modules based on this new approach are presented by Fraunhofer IISB at this year’s PCIM Europe exhibition in May 2019 in Nuremberg.
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12.4.2019

Agrophotovoltaics: High Harvesting Yield in Hot Summer of 2018

Over the past two years, the dual use of land for the harvesting of solar electricity and agriculture has been tested in the joint project “Agrophotovoltaics – Resource Efficient Land Use (APV-RESOLA).” On one-third of a hectare arable land near Lake Constance in Germany, photovoltaic modules with a total power output of 194 kilowatt are installed on a five meter high structure. The results from 2017 showed a land use efficiency of 160 percent, as confirmed by the project consortium under the direction of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE. The performance of the agrophotovoltaic system in the very hot summer of 2018 greatly exceeded this value. The partial shading underneath the photovoltaic modules improved the agricultural yield, and the sun-rich summer increased the solar electricity production.
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9.4.2019

How accurately can system test benches simulate the conditions of field tests?

Two system test bench campaigns are part of the research project „CertBench“. They are carried out with the nacelle of a 3 MW wind turbine which is already certified. Therefore, the test bench results can be compared directly to electrical porperties determined during field measurements. The target of the project is to accelerate the certification process.
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1.4.2019

Artificial intelligence automatically detects disturbances in power supply grids

The grid is changing as the big, centralized providers of the past are replaced by smaller, distributed suppliers. Keeping such complex networks running stable requires high-resolution sensor technology – AI provides a way to make accurate predictions and automatically detect any disturbances or anomalies in real time. Here is how Fraunhofer researchers developed the compression techniques, algorithms and neural networks to make a power supply fit for the future.
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Events

Our members regularly present their research results at trade fairs, conferences, symposia and in workshops. Learn more about our activities...

 

Jobs

Are you interested in a position at one of the Fraunhofer institutes? At this point we inform about current job vacancies at the 18 member institutes.