Fraunhofer ISE

The Fraunhofer Society is the leading organisation for applied research in Germany with more than 18,000 employees in 60 institutes. The institute actively promotes a further development of renewable energy technologies and their integration into the existing energy infrastructure at an international level. It funds itself with commissioned research and scientific/technical services for the private and public sectors. Research at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE creates technology needed for supplying energy from regenerative sources, efficiently and on an environmentally sound basis, in industrialised, newly industrialised and developing countries. One of the main area of R&D in the department of ‘Thermal Systems and Buildings’ is research on advanced solid sorption technology and on new phase change materials and compounds and accompanying measures towards their transfer into industrial production and practical application. ISE actively participates in many Tasks and Annexes of the International Energy Agency (IEA) on renewable energy generation and energy efficiency. Fraunhofer ISE is strongly committed to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, energy supply systems and to implement ambitious energy performance targets on a broad scale.

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