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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

In 2020 the institute finances itself to 90 % with contracts for applied research, development and high-technology services.

The financial structure of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft distinguishes between operational and investment budgets. The operational budget includes all expenses  for personnel and materials, as well as their financing with external income and institutional funding. In 2020, our operational budget totalled 91.1 million euros. In addition, the Institute made investments of 13.7 million euros in 2020 (not including investments for building construction and the economic stimulus program).

Income Expenditure 2020
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** without investments – the total budget 2020 (incl. investments) totalled 104.8 million euros.

Personnel and Personnel Structure

On 31st December 2020, a total of 1282 staff members were employed at Fraunhofer ISE. Included in this total are 119 doctoral candidates, 121 diploma, master and bachelor students and 307 scientific assistants.

Personnel 2020
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Personnel Structure 2020
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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 30.000m². ­(As of: 31.12.2020)

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: December 16 ,2021

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

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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

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Fraunhofer ISE - Energy Charts

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