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.