Business Areas


Energy Renewable

For the successful change of our supply system, research and development in the area of renewable energy sources like sun, wind, biomass and hydropower are essential. Learn more about our broad range of products and services.


Energy Storage

Fluctuating renewable energy source are a challenge for the future energy supply. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is researching storage solutions which enable the reliable provision of energy.


Energy Grids

To ensure security of supply, a modern and reliable infrastructure is essential. In the areas of grid planning, grid technology, grid operation and management, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft offers solutions for the supply of power and gas as well as possibilities to communicate.


Energy Urban

Almost 40% of energy consumption in Germany is caused by the building sector. By taking a holistic view - from plant engineering and buildings to embedding in districts - potential savings can be realized for the energy transition.


Energy Digital

Digitization is fundamentally changing the entire energy system - from generation, grids, trading and sales to consumption and production. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft supports its customers in taking advantage of these opportunities and developing new business models.


Energy System

Achieving energy and climate policy goals requires a fundamental transformation of the energy system. The comprehensive know-how of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft institutes in the energy sector enables us to offer optimal solutions at system level.


Energy Efficient

Efficient use of existing resources and the development of innovative solutions in the field of efficiency technologies can be the only way to achieve the goal of an economical, environmentally compatible, secure and socially accepted energy supply.


Energy I Climate I Environment

To achieve the goal of an economical, environmentally friendly, safe and socially acceptable energy supply, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is also a competent partner in the field of water-energy-food nexus.   

Energy Research at Fraunhofer I Key Research Areas of Fraunhofer

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Fraunhofer is pioneering a sustainable energy system based on renewable energies. ​

We develop groundbreaking key technologies — in Germany, Europe and worldwide.​

Our work covers the entire value chain — from the evaluation of the acceptance and the market potential of an idea to the development of new materials, processes and systems, quality assurance and impact analysis. ​