The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program -
The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM) is the largest global change
research program supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). ARM scientists
focus on obtaining field measurements and developing models to better understand
the processes that control solar and thermal infrared radiative transfer in
the atmosphere (especially in clouds) and at the earth's surface.
ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science -
World leading solar research and education takes place within three groups
in the Research School of Engineering at the ANU College of Engineering and
Computer Science. Each distinct group focuses on particular areas of solar
Florida Solar Energy Center
- The Photovoltaics and Distributed Generation Division seeks to provide the
general public and professionals with accurate and current information about
alternative energy use and production.
University of Oregon, Solar Radiation Monitoring Laboratory -
The UO SRML is a regional solar radiation data center, whose goal is to provide sound solar resource data for
planning, design, deployment, and operation of solar electric facilities in the
Centro National de Energias Renovables -
The National Renewable Energy Centre (CENER) is a technology centre
specialised in applied research, and the development and promotion of
Centro de Estudios de la Energía Solar -
Desde 1979, Censolar imparte cursos de energía solar, a todos los
niveles, en más de treinta países.
Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands -
ECN Solar Energy performs research aimed at the introduction and stimulation of
large-scale PV application. The Unit performs R&D commissioned by or in co-operation
with industry, the energy sector and the government. In addition, it operates in
close collaboration with universities and research institutes in the Netherlands
and elsewhere in the world.
Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin -
In the area of solar energy scientists are conducting research on the next
generation of solar cells, including new classes of materials and innovative
Institute for Environment and Sustainability -
In line with the JRC mission, the aim of IES is to provide scientific and
technical support to European Union strategies for the protection of the
environment contributing to a sustainable development.
The National Solar Energy Institute -
The National Solar Energy Institute (INES) is France’s center of reference
in the field of solar energy. Based at Savoie Technolac on the shores of Lake
Bourget, the institute was set up with the backing of Savoie Départemental
Council and Rhône-Alpes Regional Council, and includes research and development
teams from the CEA, CNRS, University of Savoie and CSTB.
Photovoltaic Laboratory, BFH-TI -
Photovoltaic Laboratory of the BFH-TI in Burgdorf was
founded in 1988 and focuses on PV system technology, mostly on grid-connected
PV systems, but also on stand alone systems. The laboratory is active in
education and in research and development.
Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin -
as the first German institute of this kind, PI-Berlin deals exclusively with
photovoltaic modules consisting thin and crystalline solar cell technology.
Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme -
Frauenhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) develops components,
materials and processes in the areas of the thermal use of solar energy, solar
building, solar cells, electrical power supplies, chemical energy conversion,
energy storage and the rational use of energy.
Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung -
The ZSW Baden-Württemberg is one of the leading European research institutes in the fields of
Photovoltaics and New Energy Storage Technologies.
Fraunhofer Institut für Windenergie und Energiesystemtechnik -
Frauenhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES)
addresses applications-oriented research in the field of electrical
engineering and systems technology for the use of renewable energies.
The spectrum covers ranges from theoretical investigations over experimental
studies and field tests through to the development of devices and system
Instituto Tecnológico y de Energías Renovables -
Instituto Tecnológico y de Energías Renovables (ITER) facilities are located in
the Industrial zone of Granadilla, in the South coast of the island of Tenerife.
The center conceives like an area of experimentation and diffusion where they
are located different projects developed by the Institute.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory -
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is developing new energy
technologies to benefit both the environment and the economy.
Plataforma Solar de Almeria -
The Plataforma Solar de Almeria, which belongs to the Centro de
Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT),
is the largest European center for research, development and testing of
concentrating solar technologies.
Sandia National Laboratories -
Sandia's Photovoltaic Systems Program.
ARC Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence -
The ARC Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence is charged with the mission of
advancing silicon photovoltaic research and applying these advances to the
related field of silicon photonics.
University of Vienna, Photovoltaic Section -
The main research work of our group carried out at the institute focuses on
the identification of defects in semiconductors.
University of Wisconsin Madison, Solar Energy Laboratory -
The University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering's Solar Energy
Lab (SEL) is the oldest of its kind in the world. It has been recognized
nationally and internationally for accomplishments in practical applications
for solar energy.
USA DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information -
USA DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) leads Department
of Energy (DOE) e-government initiatives for disseminating R&D information.