Cluster of Excellence Integrated Energy Systems

What we do


The Cluster of Excellence Integrated Energy Systems CINES addresses the central technological and economic challenges of the energy transition. The aim is the system and market integration of high shares of variable renewable energies into the energy system. To this end, CINES combines the competencies of the institutes for applied energy research of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft.

CINES develops solutions for energy system transformation - comprehensive, cross-sector energy system analyses, digital solution models for the digitalisation of new technologies, decisive advances in electrolysis, power electronics and heat, and the successful communication of the energy transition. Please write to us if you are interested in a cooperation!


Fraunhofer ISE, IEE, ISI, IEG, IWES and partner institutes UMSICHT, IOSB-AST, ICT, IBP, SCAI, FIT and IFAM.


Our portfolio

Here you can learn more about the portfolio of the CINES research areas.


Our projects

Fraunhofer CINES implements exciting research projects in all research areas!

Who we are