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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

 

1.10.2018

Prof. Jakob Edler joins the management team of the Fraunhofer ISI

The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI is expanding its management team with the appointment of Prof. Jakob Edler.

 

1.10.2018

An energy-efficient means of water damage restoration

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

 

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.

11.10.2018

Chillventa 2018: Fraunhofer ISE Puts Focus on Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are a key technology for the energy transformation, since they cover the heating demand efficiently and sustainably. While the market for heat pumps in detached and semi-detached homes is growing continuously, there is still potential for heat pump use in multi-family homes and for commercial and industrial applications. At the Chillventa, the international trade fair for cooling, air-conditioning, ventilation and heat pumps, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE focuses on the potential and the current challenges facing heat pumps in a special presentation. The Chillventa trade fair takes place from 16-18 October 2018 in the City of Nuremberg.
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1.10.2018

An energy-efficient means of water damage restoration

Over a million cases of water damage due to rotten pipes are reported in Germany every year. Infrared heating panels and plastic enclosures are used to restore damaged walls, but they consume large amounts of energy. A new electric, vapor-permeable, flexible drying system developed by Fraunhofer researchers reduces the moisture evenly throughout building components in an energy-efficient manner. Fraunhofer will be exhibiting the prototype of the drying module at the BAU 2019 trade fair in Munich from January 14 to 19.
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4.9.2018

Fraunhofer ISE with over 60 Contributions at the European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition

Photovoltaics is booming worldwide. If one considers PV installations in 2017, Europe has lost its pioneering role and now holds fourth place behind China, the USA and India. On the other hand, Europe is leading worldwide in PV research and development as demonstrated by the 35th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition EU PVSEC, held this year in Brussels from 24-28 September 2018. Fraunhofer ISE, Europe’s largest solar research institute, is represented at the conference with over 60 contributions in the form of talks, posters, session chairs and two plenary speeches as well as a booth at the exhibition.
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4.9.2018

Artificial Intelligence Used to Economically and Energetically Control Heating Systems

Similar to the human brain, artificial neural networks develop action strategies autonomously using examples (i.e. training data) experienced in the practice. The network structure is based on the neurobiological findings on the functioning of the human brain. A logical following is to apply such network structures for the technical control of systems. The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has done just that and developed self-learning artificial neural networks (ANN) for controlling solar thermal heating systems in the project “ANNsolar – Neural Networks for the Use in Solar Thermal Systems.” The system gathers data on the thermal building dynamics, the change in heating demand due to the solar radiation incident on the building envelope, and the state of charge of the thermal energy storage dependent on the operating conditions. With this basis, the network can predict the future thermal conditions without a simulation. The neural networks learn the respective dependencies autonomously.
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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.