International Workshop on Alkaline Fuel Cells

NEXT ENERGY organized the 2nd „Workshop on Ion Exchange Membrane Applications” in Bad Zwischenahn taking place at 17th and 18th June 2014. This event focuses on the development of new materials like polymer membranes for alkaline fuel cells. Registrations will still be accepted.


2nd Oldenburg Symposium energy 2050 – sign up now!

Strategies for implementing the Energiewende successfully until 2050 will be discussed by experts from sciences and economy at the 2nd Oldenburg Symposium energy 2050 on the 13th and 14th of May 2014 in Oldenburg. Besides several experts from science and industry, the former Minister of the Environment Prof. Dr. Klaus Toepfer is expected to give a guest presentation. Registration is possible now.


NEXT ENERGY Annual Report 2013

The EWE Research Centre NEXT ENERGY published its Annual Report 2013. On 90 pages NEXT ENERGY is informing about new research priorities, interesting projects and innovative research approaches. For the first time one entire chapter is devoted to the topic “transformation of energy systems”.


NEXT ENERGY ∙ EWE-Forschungszentrum für Energietechnologie e. V.

Our energy supply system is in a state of flux. The increasing use of renewable energies and need for better energy efficiency is giving rise to a demand for ideas, innovations and intelligent systems. Together with its partners from the industrial and research sectors, our institute is developing solutions to the technological challenges presented by the transition to alternative energy sources.
We conduct application-oriented research in the areas of Photovoltaics, Fuel Cells and Energy Storage Systems, and we are addressing questions of strategic importance for the energy systems of the year 2050.

At the intersection of our research programs, we are also engaged with the issue of building energy management. Its individual components, such as solar cells, PV systems technology, electricity storage systems, electric cars and micro-CHP systems will merge to form a complete intelligent installation in the houses of the future, and NEXT ENERGY will be accompanying its evolution all the way from the materials level to system integration in its research divisions.