Mission Statement

Our Vision

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE conducts applied research and development to promote a sustainable, economic, safe and socially just energy supply system for the whole world.

Our Mission

The Institute develops technical solutions to use renewable energy sources economically and to increase energy efficiency. With its systems-oriented and technological innovations, it contributes to the competitive strength of its clients and to social acceptance of sustainable energy systems. Fraunhofer ISE aims to occupy and further expand an internationally leading position as a research institute dedicated to efficient and solar energy systems by generating excellent research results, carrying out successful projects, cooperating with partners and founding spin-off companies. In this way, it intends to contribute to the transformation of the energy supply system. The Institute cooperates with renowned partners from around the world to achieve optimal results. Our goal is to combine excellent scientific research and development with economic success, industrial implementation and technical progress.

Our Foundation

The Fraunhofer ISE is the largest solar energy research institute in Europe. Its successful work is based on seven pillars, which define the Institute’s own understanding of itself:

  • Excellently qualified and motivated staff
  • Modern, high-performance research infrastructure
  • Broad spectrum of topics and systems competence
  • Many years of experience and expertise
  • Recognized competence in analysis and testing
  • Successful, project-funded business model
  • National and international cooperation