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Data about Fraunhofer ISE and Renewable Energy Data

Data about Fraunhofer ISE

Finances, Personnel and Floor area distribution

Finances and Financial Structure

The financial structure of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft distinguishes between the operating budget and the investment budget. The operating budget covers all personnel and non-personnel expenses as well as their financing through external revenues and institutional funding. In 2022, the operating budget amounted to 111.5 million euros. In addition, the institute made investments of 9.1 million euros (excluding construction investments and economic stimulus programs).

Income and Expenditure
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** without investments – the total budget 2022 (incl. investments) totalled 120.6 million euros.

Personnel and Personnel Structure

On 31st December 2022, a total of 1362 staff members were employed at Fraunhofer ISE. Included in this total are 97 doctoral candidates, 95 diploma, master and bachelor students and 318 scientific assistants.

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Personnel Structure
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Floor area distribution

The research work at the Institute is carried out in offices, laboratories, workshops and meeting rooms, which cover an area of over 33.000m². ­(As of: 31.12.2022)

Floor Area
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Renewable Energy Data

Fraunhofer ISE compiles studies and analyses which cover the entire thematic spectrum of its research activities. Here you can find our current works.

Selected studies, analyses and data compilations

Recent Facts about Photovoltaics in Germany

Compiled by Dr. Harry Wirth, Fraunhofer ISE | Last updated: May 17 ,2023

Photovoltaics Report

Dr. Simon Philipps, Fraunhofer ISE and Werner Warmuth, PSE Projects GmbH | Last updated: September 22, 2022

Sustainable PV Manufacturing in Europe - An Initiative for a 10GW GreenFab

Prof. Dr. Andreas W. Bett, Fraunhofer ISE | August 2020

Study: Levelized Cost of Electricity - Renewable Energy Technologies

Dr Christoph Kost, Dr Thomas Schlegl, Fraunhofer ISE | Last updated: March 2018

Pathways for Transforming the German Energy System by 2050

What will the Energy Transformation Cost?

Prof. Dr. Hans-Martin Henning / Dr. Andreas Palzer, Fraunhofer ISE | February 2016 / December 2015

Fraunhofer ISE - Energy Charts

The most detailed database for energy and market data on power generation in Germany.