Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme

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Areas of Expertise
Technical Solar Architecture and Building Integration, Net Zero Energy Buildings & Passive Buildings, Rational Use of Energy and Energy Storage in Buildings, Building Materials & Components, Daylighting, Building Integrated PV, Solar Heating & Cooling, Solar Collectors and Hybrid Collectors, Solar Cooling & Air Conditioning, Solar District Heating and Cooling, Solar Heat for Industrial & Commercial Applications, Thermal Energy Storage, Photovoltaics Modules & Systems, Photovoltaics Materials, Concentrated PV, Grid-integrated PV Systems, Renewable Energy Grid Integration, Electricity Storage & Distribution, Hydrogen - Chemical Energy Storage and Fuels, Fuel Cells, Energy Efficiency & Conservation, Smart Energy Systems, Rural Energy Supply & Distributed Renewable Energy Systems, Mini-grids, Strategies and Policies, Solar Cities, Renewable Energy Transportation & Fuels, Energy Meteorology, Solar Radiation Availability & Variability, Bioenergy, Geothermal Energy & Heat Pumps
Organisational Systems Integration, Research
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Short Description
Fraunhofer ISE develops materials, components, systems and processes in five business areas: Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal Technology, Building Energy Technology, Hydrogen Technology and Energy System Technology. 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 9001:2008.