Solar power

Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern)

ZAE Bayern works on the interface between evidence-based fundamental and applied- industrial research. Its main research topics are Photovoltaics, Energy Storage, Energy Optimized Buildings, Energy Optimized Processes.

Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE)

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems develops systems, components, materials and processes in the areas of thermal use of solar energy, photovoltaics, solar architecture, electrical power supplies, chemical energy conversion and rational use of energy. The institute"s work ranges from investigation of scientific fundamentals for solar energy use, through the development of production technologies and prototypes, to the construction of demonstration systems. At Fraunhofer ISE, energy efficient buildings and their technical services represent a central area of activity.

German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Institute of Solar Research

On 1st of January 2011 it has been arisen from the DLR Institute of Thermodynamics as an independent institution. The institute is currently working on the development of concentrated solar systems for the generation of energy, heat and fuels. This contributes to a future sustainable energy supply based on renewable energies.

German Solar Industry Association (BSW Solar)

Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft e.V. is the interest group of the German solar energy industry.