Welcome to the Institute for Solar Energy Research in Hamelin (ISFH)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Brendel
(Scientific Director and CEO)

The energy transition needs solar energy. Solar energy protects our climate, is available everywhere, is popular with the population and generates electricity and heat close to where the energy is needed. And: The rapid expansion of solar energy worldwide holds great economic opportunities for our export country!

For these reasons we foster solar energy by doing applied research in the fields of “Photovoltaics” and “Solar Systems”. “Innovation with impact” is our motto for more than 30 years. We are cooperating with the industry, with other research institutions, and with universities. ISFH is associated with the “Leibniz Universität Hannover”.

We are happy to answer your requests, whether you are from industry and interested in co-operations or in using our scientific services, or whether you are a student interested in one of our advertised academic works or whether you are interested in one of our job openings. Your ideas count!

Welcome to the fascinating world of science and technology for solar energy!


Start of R&D-Project of new PV Inspection Method

The Aerial PV Inspection GmbH and the Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH) team up to develop LIEL – a new electroluminescence (EL) inspection method to analyse PV field systems and to identify failures in PV modules. In contrast to the common technique...

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ISFH annual report 2020 released

Current scientific results, facts and figures about the institute, and interesting insights into the institute’s everyday life – you will find all this in the new annual report, which you can download in the usual format here.©2021 Institut für Solarenergieforschung...

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Institut für Solarenergieforschung GmbH
Am Ohrberg 1
31860 Emmerthal

Telefon: +49 (0) 5151 999 100
Telefax: +49 (0) 5151 999 400

E-Mail: info@isfh.de
Internet: www.isfh.de

By public transport:
From Hamelin Station take bus 40 or 522 to “Ohrbergpark”

By car:
Highway 83, side road “Am Ohrberg”
between Hamelin and Emmerthal