"Module Technology Workshop" by First Solar GmbH on 20th June 2011 for MSc REM students.


Scholarships Graduate School KleE


Call for applications for the new graduate school KleE is now open until 5th May 2011.

For further information pleaser refer to

Samstag Forum Regio Freiburg


New programme with lectures at University of Freiburg and on-site excursions. Further information see here (in German).

Newsletter ZEE 01/11


as PDF-File

International DAAD-Alumni Summer Course:
Solar Shift - Solar Technology Application for Rural Development


Considering the importance of solar technologies the Centre for Renewable Energy at the University of Freiburg in collaboration with the DAAD is organizing a week long course on solar technologies for rural electrification and enhancement of living standards in the developing countries from 31st of May to 11th of June 2011.

Further information see here.


Call for papers


International Conference „Changing the Energy System to Renewable Energy Self-Sufficiency (RESS) - An inter- and transdisciplinary approach“ 15th-16th September 2011 in Freiburg

The Call for papers as PDF-File .


Lecture: A green future? A matter-of-fact look at the potential of renewable energies on Wednesday, January 26, 6.15 pm


The Center for Renewable Energy at the University of Freiburg and the Energieagentur Regio Freiburg would like to invite you to an interesting lecture with Dieter Seifried, Co-author of the book "Renewable Energy - The Facts".

Further information see here.


The WORK GREEN - Jobmesse Erneuerbare Energien in Freiburg on January 22, 2011


The WORK GREEN - Jobmesse Erneuerbare Energien is organisated by the Studentenwerk Freiburg, in Cooperation with the Center for Renewable Energies Freiburg (ZEE) and the M.Sc. program Renewable Energy Management (REM). It takes place in the Mensa Rempartstraße.

Further information see here.


New graduate school KleE


The post graduate programme „Small scale renewable energy systems“,(abbr. KleE) was granted by the Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Arts (MWK‐BW) as one of eight cooperative graduate schools. Our graduate school intends to create the scientific basis for a comprehensive, decentralized energy supply from different renewable energy sources. This task will be addressed by an interdisciplinary group of scientists from University of Freiburg, University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Fraunhofer ISE and Fraunhofer IPM: 15 postgraduates will work on this task under the guidance of professors from University of Freiburg, University of Applied Sciences Offenburg and Fraunhofer ISE. The programme is multidisciplinary, the added value lies in the multidisciplinary structure of the programme: the individual works are obliged to justify and arrange in order of the multidiscipinarity and promote the scientific discourse.


Newsletter ZEE 03/10


as PDF-file

Graduation party REM



On 12th November 2010 the graduation party of the first year students of the master programme "Renewable Energy Management" will take place.


Samstags Forum Regio Freiburg


New programme with lectures at University of Freiburg and on-site excursions. Further information see here.

MSc Renewable Energy Management


26 students from 16 countries worldwide began studying the master programme Renewable Energy Management on 18th October 2010.

Workshop Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency: Isfahan - Freiburg


ZEE offers together with Freiburg City on 13th October 2010 a workshop "Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency" with guests from University of Isfahan, Technical University of Isfahan und Isfahan City.

New at ZEE


Mr. Dr. Ramchandra Bhandari (Nepali citizen) started on 1st October 2010 his position at the ZEE. His PhD about the “Role of Grids for Electricity and Water Supply with Decreasing Costs for Solar Photovoltaics” was supported by a BMBF scholarship and he recently got the academic graduation at theUniversity of Kassel with an excellent result.

Mrs. Regine Nitz works since 1st October 2010 as secretary for the ZEE.


Study: "Adding Local Value through Renewable Energy", Sept. 2010


The current study of the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW) was developed in colaboration with the Centre for Renewable Energy (ZEE).

as PDF-File (only in German available)


Newsletter ZEE 02/10


as PDF-file

ZEE Working papers


A new series of working papers is initiated by the Centre for Renewable Energy. The primary objective of these papers is to stimulate discussion in the field of sustainable energy in Europe as well as on a global scale. For further information see here.

University Freiburg launches new master online programme in photovoltaics


For further information see here.


Newsletter ZEE 01/10

as PDF-file


Dr. Chantal Ruppert-Winkel Head of Junior Research Group in SÖF-Project of BMBF

Detailed information see here (only in German available).


Guest lecture by Dr. Winfried Hofmann

27.11.2009: Flyer see here.

Newsletter ZEE 02/09

as PDF-File

Environment day at the Institute for Psychology

4.12.2009: Programme see here.


Solar Summits Freiburg

International Conference on Renewable and Efficient Energy Use, 14.-16.10.09.

For further information see

Georg Salvamoser died on 21st September.

We mourn the death of Georg Salvamoser, member of ZEE advisory board.

Link: DBU trauert um "Querdenker mit unternehmerischem Spürsinn" (only in German).

Infoletter ZEE 01/09

as PDF-Datei (only in German available)


Kongress Klinergie 2020 25th/26th March 2009

Documentation Klinergie 2020 see here


German Solar Award for Prof. Dr. Franz Daschner

see Eurosolar-Website and article BZ 20.10.2008 (only in German)


German Environmental Award for Prof. Dr. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker

see Website DBU (only in German)


MSc Renewable Energy Management

New master programme starts on 20th October 2008 with 26 students from 15 countries worldwide.


Infoletter ZEE 03/08

as PDF-File (only in German available)


International Climate Conference in Freiburg November 5-7,2008, Concert Hall Freiburg

Climate change as security threat: strategies for policy-makers, science and business.

Documentation by the students of REM 2008/2009 is here available (PDF-File).


biogas - expo & congress in cooperation with ZEE

on 6th/7thNovember 2008 in Offenburg. Further information


Freiburg – Sustainable City

A series of lectures (Dates: 16.10., 23.10., 06.11., 13.11.08) by Architekturforum Freiburg e.V., Architektenkammer Baden-Württemberg Kammergruppe Freiburg, Beton Marketing Süd GmbH in collaboration with ZEE

For further information see


Symposium „A Solar World For All“

21.10.08 in Freiburg Congress Center – ZEE as co-organizer


Project: Renewable Energy for the regions; social ecology of self sufficiency

The project is about finding factors of success for concepts that are aimed at the complete energy supply (electricity and heat) on the basis of renewable energies. Focus of the project is bio-energy. An extensive examination including ecological and social chances and risks is planned.


Fraunhofer and MIT establish research center for renewable energy

The research scientists of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE will in future be working in close cooperation with the scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT. The new Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems is located in the immediate vicinity of the MIT campus.


ZEE nominated as a landmark in the contest “365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas”

From 1500 applicants the ZEE together with the Sustainable University and the Solar-Uni were chosen. It will present itself to the public in the course of an open day on 4th June 2008 from 10:30 am on. The open day will take place in the Aula of the University (KG I, Platz der Universität 3).


Grand Opening of the Centre for Renewable Energy - ZEE on 29th January 2008

Speech Prof. Gerhard Oesten (only in German available)


Speech Prof. Eicke Weber (only in German available)


Samstags-Uni (Saturday´s University)

Together with the Studium Generale of the Freiburg University and the VHS ( Institute of adult education) we are planning a series of lectures during the upcoming winter semester (October 22nd – February 2008) presenting leading research results on “Climate Change and Renewable Energy”.

Programme as PDF-file (only in German available)

Here is the link to Prof. Becker’s speech “Energy and Raw Materials from Biomass – what sustainable contributions can Forestry and Agriculture make?” (only in German available).