R&D and consultancy

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft promotes and conducts applied research to benefit private and public enterprises and is an asset to society as a whole. With a workforce of over 22,000, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is Europe’s largest organization for applied research, and currently operates a total of 66 institutes and independent research units. The organization’s core task is to carry out research of practical utility in close cooperation with its customers from industry and the public sector. In this way, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft shapes the innovation process in Germany and drives forward the development of key technologies. The organization’s research focuses on the needs of people in the areas of healthcare, security, communication, mobility, energy and the environment. Fraunhofer’s international sites and its representative offices act as a bridge to the regions of greatest importance to scientific progress and economic development. Fraunhofer IEE (Institute for Energy Economics and Energy Systems Technology) in Kassel addresses applications-oriented research in the field of electrical engineering and systems technology for energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies. The spectrum covered ranges from theoretical investigations over experimental studies and field tests through to the development of devices and systems. IEE activities concentrate on wind energy, photovoltaic, bioenergy, hydropower and marine energies, energy conversion and storage, static converters, hybrid systems, and energy economy. Specialized professional competencies include especially power electronics, control engineering, process engineering, and information systems. Together with industry and utilities IEE plans, develops and tests power systems, power conditioning, control and energy management of power supply components and electricity grids. The laboratory equipment allows us to carry out standardized equipment tests and tests in sections of distribution networks using new information and communication systems.


Königstor 59
34119 Kassel

+49 (0)561 7294-444