Solar energy Institute
Main building of Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg/Germany
|Focus||Solar power thermal technology, used optics and coatings, photovoltaics, building technology, hydrogen and gas cellular technology|
|Director||Eicke R. Weber|
The (or Fraunhofer ISE) is an institute for the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Located in Freiburg, Germany, The Institute works used medical and engineering analysis and development for many aspects of solar energy. Fraunhofer ISE has actually three exterior branches in Germany which perform work with solar mobile and semiconductor product development: the Laboratory and Service Center (LSC) in Gelsenkirchen, the Technology Center of Semiconductor products (THM) in Freiberg, therefore the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics (CSP) in Halle. Since 2006, Prof. Dr. Eicke R. Weber is the manager of Fraunhofer ISE. With over 1, 100 workers, Fraunhofer ISE is the biggest institute for used solar power analysis in Europe. The 2012 Operational Budget including opportunities is 74.3 million euro.
Fraunhofer ISE ended up being launched in 1981 by Prof. Adolf Goetzberger in Freiburg, Germany. It had been the first non-university establishment for applied solar energy study in Europe. 1st regions of focus were the fluorescent collector FLUKO, clear insulation and also the initial actions towards large efficiency silicon and III-V solar panels, silicon thin film solar panels and content analysis.
Currently in 1983, initial totally electronic so-called "ISE inverter" was created for use in autonomous photovoltaic methods. In 1986, initial serial item making use of fluorescent collectors as an electrical offer was created. Inside the PV small device system, numerous various other effective services and products were created. As soon as the clean space ended up being put in procedure in 1989, the production of large performance solar cells began. In 1998, selective solar absorber coatings, of developed at Fraunhofer ISE for solar thermal enthusiasts, were placed into industrial-scale production.
In 2011 Fraunhofer ISE celebrated its 30th anniversary. Since its founding, the boffins have received numerous prestigious rewards and awards because of their study causes the field.