The capital region has the highest concentration of solar energy research and development in Europe. Important solar industry associations and energy associations have their seat here.
The global solar sector is currently in a transition and consolidation phase. However, the solar sector in the capital region is currently represented by more than 100 companies with ca. 4,000 employees, some of which are leading global players. The major part of the employees is involved in photovoltaics, the rest works in solar thermal energy. Furthermore, there are at least eight university and 13 non-university research facilities that deal with solar energy.
- A powerful cluster of manufacturers, suppliers and service providers in the solar industry in Europe
- Available highly qualified professionals and managers
- High productivity at low labor costs and flexible working time models
- Highest funding rates in the European Union
- First-class locations for production and research at attractive prices
- Individual assistance and non-bureaucratic support of investments
- Inspiring mix of urbanity, landscape, history and culture
- High quality of life at a low cost of living
Berlin and Brandenburg have evolved into a significant location for the solar energy sector. An evidence for the high international investment attractiveness of the region is seen in the many foreign companies that are located here. The region is particularly proficient in the fields of manufacturing of modules, system integration and EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction). This also applies to numerous highly specialized suppliers. More expertise on the supplier side concerns central inverters and rack system for photovoltaic power stations.
The research facilities and available professionals are of renowned excellence. The companies and research facilities have recognized the advantages of intensive networking at an early stage and are working closely together. One of the key research activities is the field of cell types and materials (HZB). At the Competence Centre Thin-Film and Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics Berlin (PVcomB), thin-film photovoltaic technologies and products are developed in cooperation with the
Berlin Solar Atlas
The Solar Atlas visualizes the solar potential of Berlin’s roofs. Click onto a selected building and receive information about the solar suitability for that particular building - in 2D and 3D.