Germany

BINE, Information Centre Karlsruhe
BINE (Bürgerinformation Neue Energietechniken) informiert über den Entwicklungsstand umweltfreundlicher und ressourcenschonender Energietechniken und deren Anwendungsmöglichkeiten.

BMU, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Reactor Safety
At the website of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Reactor Safety you can find out the latest developments in environmental policy and about the work of the ministry. You can download environmental reports or regulations and can order brochures on line.

BMWi, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
The Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology provides on its website information about the tasks of the ministry and current developments in economic policy.

EnergieLinks
Website with a large number of organizations, mainly located in Germany, active in the field of energy, including renewable energy.

Forschungszentrum Jülich
The Research Centre Jülich is one of the 16 Helmholtz research centres in Germany. A staff of 4300 are investigating issues in the areas of energy, environment, life, information. In Jülich scientists from many different disciplines including physics, chemistry, biology, medicine and engineering work together closely. This work results in contributions to basic research and long-term programmes, applied research and key technologies. The website offers information about the centre, the research being executed, organizational structure and cooperation. Moreover, the site features an overview of publications with abstracts and order information.

Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems
The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE conducts research on the technology needed to supply energy efficiently and on an environmentally sound basis in industrialised, threshold and developing countries. To this purpose, it develops systems, components, materials and processes in the areas of thermal use of solar energy, photovoltaics, solar architecture, electrical power supplies, chemical energy conversion and rational use of energy. The institute's work ranges from investigation of scientific fundamentals for solar energy use, through the development of prototypes, to the construction of demonstration systems. The institute plans, advises and provides know-how and technical facilities as services. The website describes the work of the Institute, gives an overview of events, and features an extensive list of publications.

GTZ, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit
The GTZ is a service enterprise for development cooperation with world-wide operations. The site gives information about the organization, the countries where GTZ is actively involved, working areas. Moreover, the site offers the possibility to search in the GTZ archives with press releases and publications.

ISET, Institut für Solare Energieversorgungstechnik
The goals of the Institut für Solare Energieversorgungstechnik e.V. (ISET) are to promote and execute applied research and pre-industrial development in the area of renewable energy sources, efficient use of energy and water treatment. The website gives information about ISET, the different working areas, and includes a news section. Moreover the site provides online-services, like REISI, the European Wind Energy Information Network and the Hessischer windmonitor.

ISFH, Institut für Solarenergieforschung GmbH
Die Gesellschaft hat sich die Förderung der praxisbezogenen Solarenergieforschung am Institut für Solarenergieforschung GmbH Hameln/Emmerthal zur Aufgabe gestellt. Darüber hinaus sollen Konzepte zur umweltfreundlichen Herstellung und Entsorgung von Produkten für die Solarenergienutzung gefördert werden.
The website gives information about the organization, research and development, services, and features a section with news. Moreover, the site includes a list of publications of which some can be downloaded online.

Max-Planck-Institut für Festkoerperforschung
The research of the institute is focused on studies of solid state matter, with special attention directed towards non-metallic materials such as semiconductors, high-temperature superconductors, ionic conductors, insulators, cluster compounds, as well as macromolecules and low-dimensional systems. The research goal is a better understanding of the chemical and physical properties of well-known materials, as well as the specific development of new materials with special features. In particular, the electronic and ionic characteristics of these materials are investigated: the band structure of semiconductors, metal-semiconductor-interfaces, lattice dynamics, crystal structures and crystal growth, transport properties, surface phenomena and phase transitions.

Projekttraeger Juelich
Projekttraeger Juelich (formerly BEO) is part of the Forschungszentrum Jülich. PTJ supports the Federal Ministry for Education and Research, as well as the Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology by preparing their programmes in the field of energy, environment and other research programmes. The website offers an information about PTJ's mandate, the programmes and its involvement in international cooperation. Moreover, publications (in German) can be downloaded.

Solar Info
The German Solarinfo site provides a number of useful resources for visitors interested in PV and solar heating. Amongst the tools are product and service locators, information on finance support schemes, exhibition and job listings and a large database of solar projects, including many PV examples. An English language version is available, though some content is not fully translated.

University of Karlsruhe
Research highlights at the Karlsruhe University are in information and communication technologies, energy techniques, automation and assembly techniques, environmental research, micro structural techniques, nano technology, material research, natural scientific rudiment research, geophysics, traffic science and the banking and insurance business.

University of Stuttgart
Being a typical website of a university, the site gives information about organization and structure, studies, research and news. It also features the option to search the research database.

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