Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE

R&D for Energy Transition

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE creates the technological foundations for supplying energy efficiently and on an environmentally sound basis in industrialized, threshold and developing countries. With its research focusing on energy conversion, energy efficiency, energy distribution and energy storage, it contributes to the broad application of new technology.



Fraunhofer ISE develops materials, components, systems and processes in five business areas. In addition to its R&D, the institute offers testing and certification procedures. Furthermore, it features an excellent laboratory infrastructure and is certified according to the quality management standard, DIN EN ISO 9001:2015. Founded in 1981, Fraunhofer ISE, with a staff of around 1400, is the largest solar research institute in Europe.

 

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Press Release #9 / 25.4.2022

High Speed Processing on Large Wafers with Newly Developed On-the-Fly Laser Equipment

A research team at Fraunhofer ISE has succeeded in implementing a novel system concept, whereby large-format solar cells are continually processed as they move at high speed under the laser scanner. 

 

Press Release #7 / 21.3.2022

Fraunhofer ISE develops mobile test stand for high-resolution Power-to-X kinetic analysis

Fraunhofer ISE has developed a universally applicable test stand for kinetic investigations analyze catalytic fixed-bed reactions under dynamic operating conditions. 

 

Press Release #4 / 10.2.2022

π -COMET Technology: First European Production of OME in an Industrially Relevant Environment

Fraunhofer ISE and the industrial partners ChemCom Industries B.V. and ASG Analytik-Service AG have successfully developed a technical solution that enables an OME production process on an industrial scale. 

 

 

 

Press Release #3 / 9.2.2022

Towards a GW industry - Fraunhofer ISE provides a deep-in cost analysis for water electrolysis systems

Fraunhofer ISE has set up a bottom-up cost model for wate electrolysis systems and performed a cost study on behalf of the NGO Clean Air Task Force (CATF).

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4.5.2022

Stringer for Manufacturing Matrix Shingle Modules Goes into Series Production

The matrix shingle concept developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE arranges shingled solar cells offset from each other, like bricks in a masonry wall. As part of a research project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, the company M10 Industries AG and the research institute Fraunhofer ISE have developed a stringer system for interconnecting such modules, which is now entering series production. Visitors to Intersolar Europe can view the matrix shingle modules manufactured on this system at the booths of Fraunhofer ISE (A1.540) and of M10 Solar Equipment GmbH (A3.260).
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4.5.2022

Elisa Kaiser from Fraunhofer ISE receives Young Scientist Award at CPV-18 Conference

At the 18th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems (April 25-27, Miyazaki, Japan), Elisa Kaiser from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE was awarded the Young Scientist Award. The Conference Chair honored her presentation on the topic “Effects of Manufacturing Tolerances on Micro-CPV Module Performance”.
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4.5.2022

Workshop “Perspectives on Power to Liquids and Power to Chemicals 2022”: International Community Highlights Research and Business Opportunities

The transformation of the global energy system towards renewable energy is the key priority of our generation and enables independence from fossil energy carriers. Hydrogen and its derivatives such as methanol and ammonia will play a key role in this transformation process. The workshop “Perspectives on Power to Liquids (PtL) and Power to Chemicals” will bring together internationally reknowned stakeholders from politics, academia and industry. They will discuss, advance and highlight synergies between renewable power generation, H2 production and CO2 utilization, targeting at the production and utilization of sustainable energy carriers, fuels and chemicals. One focus will be on the development and applications of technologies and their products with respect to their relevance in different sectors and industries. Other important topics are the scale-up of PtX processes, the ramp-up of production and security of the energy supply. The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE hosts the event in Freiburg, Germany on May 10th and 11th.
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27.4.2022

Meike Schauerte from Fraunhofer ISE receives Best Paper Award at 4th OWPT 2022

Meike Schauerte, together with her co-authors Dr. Oliver Höhn and Dr. Henning Helmers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, received the Best Paper Award of the 4th Optical Wireless and Fiber Power Transmission (OWPT) Conference.
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Current Posts from "Innovation4E", the Research Blog of Fraunhofer ISE

 

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Innovation4E

We want to share our expertise with you. The scientific blog of Fraunhofer ISE  »Innovation4E« offers a platform for information and exchange.

Research Blog of Fraunhofer ISE

Innovation4E

We want to share our expertise with you. The research blog of Fraunhofer ISE  »Innovation4E« offers a platform for information and exchange.

Episode 12 of a series on heat pumps in existing buildings I Marek Miara / 20.5.2021

How do we get more heat pumps in existing buildings?

Episode 11 of a series on heat pumps in existing buildings I Marek Miara / 7.5.2021

Can heat pumps only be used in one- and two-family houses?

Episode 10 of a series on heat pumps in existing buildings | Marek Miara / 29.4.2021

Is it better to combine a heat pump with fossil heating in some cases?

Episode 9 of a series on heat pumps in existing buildings | Marek Miara / 24.2.2021

Is it worth waiting for technological developments before switching to a heat pump?

Episode 8 of a series on heat pumps in existing buildings | Marek Miara / 14.4.2021

Isn’t heating with heat pumps too expensive?

Episode 7 of a series on heat pumps in existing buildings | Marek Miara / 24.3.2021

How ecological are heat pumps in existing buildings?