Fraunhofer Energy Alliance

The Fraunhofer Energy Alliance is one of Europe's largest energy research organizations. At our 18 member institutes in Germany and the USA, over 2000 employees conduct research on Renewable Energies, Energy Efficiency Technologies, Intelligent Energy Networks, Digitalization of the Energy Industry, Energy Storage as well as Buildings and Components. Our objective is to provide our customers with products at the system level which have particularly high investment security, future-orientation and competitive strength.

Small and medium-sized companies as well as general industry and the energy industry are given access to a wide spectrum of research and development possibilities in order to be successful with innovative products and to acquire new markets. Here the entire range of expertise comes from a single source. The Fraunhofer Energy Alliance also provides this expertise in its function as a consultant to political and societal players and institutions.

All our activities focus on the objective of achieving sustainable, secure, economical and socially responsible energy supplies.

Business areas

  • Renewable energy sources: Solar energy, biomass, wind power, etc.
  • Efficiency technologies: For example Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technologies, natural gas provision, storage and energy conversion technologies, fuel cells, etc.
  • Buildings and Components: Lowest-energy house, building energy technologies, etc.
  • Digitalization of the energy industry: Collection, analysis, transport and use of energy data, etc.
  • Storage and micro-energy technologies: Lithium technologies for batteries, fuel cell systems, etc.
The Alliance works together with the Fraunhofer Intelligent Energy Networks, Wind Energy and Micro-Energy Technologies networks.