Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung BW




This supplier is exhibiting at Intersolar Europe.

Product Groups

  • Thin-film modules

Contact Information

+49 711 78700
Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung BW
Meitnerstr. 1
70563 Stuttgart, Germany
Individual company presentation

What kind of future world do we want to live in? How can we get climate change under control?

At ZSW, scientists and engineers, visionaries and groundbreakers are working to shape a "next". They develop innovative solutions for private enterprises, policymakers and society. We want to make sure that the transformation to climate neutrality will be a success for everyone. For more than 30 years, we have been doing research and development for a sustainable energy system.

Discover our research topics, technologies and competencies at our booth.

The ZSW was established in 1988 by the German state of Baden-Württemberg, together with universities, research institutions, and commercial firms. It is a non-profit foundation under the civil code. Solar energy and hydrogen technologies are currently maturing on an industrial scale and will be major components in the sustainable energy supply of the 21st century. As a result, ZSW pursues the following goals and research topics.

The ZSW's research goals are:

  • Research and development of technologies for the sustainable and climate-friendly generation of electricity, heat, and fuel
  • Transfer of R&D results to market-relevant products (technology transfer)
  • Consulting political decision-makers and professional associations

Today the ZSW has approximately 350 employees and 100 student and scientific assistants and is one of the leading energy research institutes in Europe. Joint ventures and the growing proportion of industry commissions demonstrate the consistent applications relevance of our work.

Current topics are:

  • Photovoltaic materials research and development, especially for PV thin-film technologies
  • Systems development for PV applications
  • Hydrogen technology
  • Electrochemical energy conversion and storage
  • Fuel cell development and manufacturing
  • Renewable fuels and process engineering
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Grid integration of renewable energy sources and Smart Grid
  • Energy economy systems analysis

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Further Content

Wes Stein, Chief Research Scientist for Solar Technologies at CSIRO

CSP – How Concentrated Solar Power Works

The smarter E Podcast Episode 150 | Language: English

September 14, 2023

With CSP we can achieve high temperatures of 150 - 1500 Celsius to drive power cycles or industrial processes such as cement production or green hydrogen. But how far along is CSP technology? Wes Stein will give us the answer to this and other questions.

Market Trends

PV Production: Can Europe Keep Up With the Rest of the World?

September 7, 2023

Even though the European Solar PV Industry Alliance is predicting that its own annual production capacity goal of 30 gigawatts (GW) will actually be exceeded by 2025, there’s still no guarantee that Europe will be able to catch back up with the international competition and secure a leading position again when it comes to PV production.

Dr. Hamed Beheshti and Ahmad Sandid

How Solar PV Is Helping to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals in Africa

The smarter E Podcast Episode 149 | Language: English

September 7, 2023

Africa has a huge untapped solar potential. The integrated solar water desalination project at Lodwar Hospital in Kenya is a flagship project that contributes to several Sustainable Development Goals.

Webinar Collection

Opportunities for Green Hydrogen in Brazil

April 06, 2023

The international green hydrogen market is on the rise. Due to Brazil’s geographic and climate characteristics, it has a huge potential to become one of the largest producers and exporters of green hydrogen in the World.

Prof. Dr. Peter Dold

Are We Experiencing a Successful Renaissance of PV Production in Europe?

The smarter E Podcast Episode 131 | Language: German

April 13, 2023

Prof. Dr. Peter Dold, Head of the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics.

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