Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg
Without energy, there is no prosperity; without energy, there is no development. Energy drives innovation and is itself the subject of innovation. Economically, ecologically and socially sustainable energy concepts are inextricably linked with the use of renewable energies and increased energy efficiency. That is why we transform innovations from the field of renewable energies into marketable products together with our industrial partners.
The ZSW develops new technologies on the basis of research results to such an extent that they can be adopted smoothly by industry. For companies, this reduces the risk of entering innovations and accelerates the market development of new technologies. In this way, the ZSW acts as a "technology bridge" between basic research and industrial production.
Areas of business
Photovoltaics, renewable energy sources such as hydrogen and methane, battery and fuel cell technology, and economic analyses of energy systems. In these fields, the ZSW covers the entire value chain: from materials research and the development of prototypes and production processes to application systems, quality tests, market analyses and consulting.
Smart-LiB: Intelligent lithium-ion batteries in production and application in BW
Early detection of critical conditions of Li-ion batteries through real-time monitoring in manufacturing and application.
Wind energy research test field in mountainous terrain
In the WindForS research cluster, ZSW and its partners are investigating how wind turbines can be operated optimally at such challenging locations.
The researching facade: facade-integrated photovoltaic systems in CIGS technology
ZSW researchers optimize facade-integrated photovoltaic systems in CIGS technology together with their project partners from industry and research.