Fraunhofer Energy Alliance

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 20 member institutes, the Fraunhofer Energy Alliance offers comprehensive services from one source.

In order to be successful with innovative products and to acquire new markets, small and medium-sized enterprises as well as industry and the energy sector, are given access to a wide spectrum of research and development possibilities. 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 Research


E-world energy & water 2024

Let's talk at the leading trade fair for the energy industry in Essen! Booth of the Fraunhofer Energy Alliance I Hall 5 I 5D126


Fraunhofer Innovation Platform at Stellenbosch University

The Fraunhofer Energy Alliance is associated partner at FIP-WEF@SU in South Africa.


Energy Turnaround Needs Acceptance

Fraunhofer IEE, IEG, ISE and ISI are partner institutions in the Kopernikus-Project Ariadne


Fraunhofer Match

Tell us about your challenge or project - and Fraunhofer Match will put you in touch with researchers with the right expertise to develop solutions together.

Press Releases


Read Press Release I 14th of February 2024

Wind farm site assessment in Namibia

Fraunhofer IWES is joining forces with ENERTRAG SE to assist in planning an expansive onshore wind farm as part of Hyphen’s green hydrogen project in Namibia. Covering 4,000 km2 and generating four gigawatts (GW) of power, the scale alone poses significant challenges for current site assessment methods, prompting Fraunhofer IWES to use innovative and precise approaches for wind field calculations to optimize yield.


Press Release I 14th of February 2024

pandapower: 500,000 downloads

pandapower is a tool for modelling, analyzing and optimizing power grids with a high degree of automation. It was developed by the University of Kassel and the Fraunhofer IEE. Thanks to its international use and integration into various processes, the software has achieved 500,000 downloads. Whether in Germany, Europe, the USA, China or many other countries - pandapower is used by researchers and experts in companies.


Press Release I 12th of February, 2024

Offshore solar

Oceans of Energy together with fifteen leading European partners announce the start of an EU Joint Industry Project, in which offshore solar technology is scaled up to formats of 150 MW enabling to build Gigawatt scale farms. These building blocks are to become a new standard in offshore energy farms. Placing solar farms within offshore wind farms will make better use of the sea space, increase energy output, provide more continuous power over the seasons and lower costs for green electricity production.



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


Fraunhofer ENIQ

In keeping with the motto "Energy Intelligence powered by Fraunhofer", the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft offers its stakeholders a platform at the EUREF Campus in Berlin - the ENIQ showroom. Here, the energy transition can be experienced...

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