Fraunhofer Energy Alliance

The Fraunhofer Energy Alliance is made up by 20 Fraunhofer institutes which deal with different topics in the field of energy research.

Key offerings include product development and (research) services in the field of energy generation, storage, distribution and integration. Equally important for a future-oriented, fair and economical energy supply is the digitalization of the entire energy system, systemic solutions and the inclusion of framework conditions in the area of climate and environment.

By pooling competencies and using synergies, we offer our customers customized, cost-efficient solutions from one source.

Areas of business and competences

Customized competence



The member institutes of the Fraunhofer Energy Alliance conduct applied research and development for key technologies and services relevant to future. By using a cross-system approach maximum synergistic effects can be achieved between the six business sectors.


Energy Renewable

For the successful change of our supply system, research and development in the area of renewable energy sources like sun, wind, biomass and hydropower are essential. Learn more about our broad range of products and services.


Energy Storage

Fluctuating renewable energy source are a challenge for the future energy supply. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is researching storage solutions which enable the reliable provision of energy.


Energy Grids

To ensure security of supply, a reliable infrastructure is essential. In the areas of grid planning, grid technology, grid operation and management, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft offers solutions for the supply of power, gas and possibilities to communicate.


Energy Urban

Almost 40% of energy consumption in Germany is caused by the building sector. By taking a holistic view - from plant engineering and buildings to embedding in districts - potential savings can be realized for the energy transition.


Energy Digital

Digitization is fundamentally changing the entire energy system - from generation, grids, trading, sales to consumption and production. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft supports its customers in developing new business models.


Energy System

Achieving energy and climate policy goals requires a fundamental transformation of the energy system. The comprehensive know-how of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft institutes in the energy sector enables us to offer optimal solutions at system level.


Energy Efficient

Efficient use of existing resources and the development of innovative solutions in the field of efficiency technologies can be the only way to achieve the goal of an economical, environmentally compatible, secure and socially accepted energy supply.


Energy I Climate I Environment

To achieve an economical and environmentally friendly energy supply, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is also a competent partner in the field of water-energy-food nexus.