About us

Without energy, there is no wealth. Without energy, there is no development. Energy is the driver for innovation and is itself the object of innovation. Energy concepts which are economically, ecologically and socially sustainable are intrinsically tied to the usage of renewable energy and to enhancing energy efficiency. This is what we at ZSW are working for: photovoltaics, regenerative energy carriers such as hydrogen and methane, battery and fuel cell technologies as well as economical analyses of energy systems.

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New electrolysis project makes power-to-gas commercially viable

Researchers and engineers reduce costs of hydrogen production through technology transfer from automotive industry and advance the energy transition more


The solar technologies race: thin-film photovoltaics are catching up

ZSW and HZB present current data – with new opportunities for Europe’s solar industry more

09.03.2016 - 11.03.2016

31. Symposium Photovoltaische Solarenergie

Bad Staffelstein

02.05.2016 - 06.05.2016

2016 E-MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit

Lille, France

05.06.2016 - 10.06.2016

2016 IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)

Portland, Oregon, USA