in scientific cooperation with

Fraunhofer ISE

Learn Online from Leading Experts

Gain insights into the physics, technology and system design of solar energy engineering! Excellent researchers from the Fraunhofer ISE and the University of Freiburg provide courses based on the latest scientific and technological knowledge.

Study online and besides your job to raise your skills in the areas of solar energy. The specifically designed and for online studying optimized E-Lectures are supported with regular online meetings throughout the whole course. At the end of each course, you may join the campus phase in Freiburg to get to know the growing solar community.

Quick Facts

Part-time distance learning

  • Study part time and raise your skills on the job
  • Use E-learning tools to study from anywhere in the world


  • Academic certificates or a Master of Science degree awarded by University of Freiburg in scientific cooperation with Fraunhofer ISE

Designed for professionals in

  • PV and Solar Energy Industry and Sales
  • Solar Energy newcomers

Fraunhofer ISE

With a staff of more than 1200 members, the Fraunhofer ISE is the largest solar energy research institute in Europe. Its work comprises investigation of scientific and technological fundamentals for solar energy applications, development of production technology and prototypes, and the construction of complex demonstration systems.

With about 200 doctoral candidates and diploma students, numerous practical trainees and part-time student employees, the Institute is able to hold a world leading position in research and development in solar energy. Numerous world records and successful industry cooperations prove its excellent quality. The experts at Fraunhofer ISE are among the most successful and sought-after scientists in the world.

University of Freiburg

The University of Freiburg was founded in 1457 and has an excellent reputation in the areas of teaching, research and advanced education. In addition, the University has received multiple awards in various national competitions. Ten Nobel laureates have researched and taught here. Today’s campus is characterized by a combination of traditional subjects and modern technology. 170 million euros in third-party funding underscore its strength as a research institution.

The courses of study at our comprehensive university range from information technology to medicine and the natural sciences to the humanities and social sciences. More than 25,000 students are currently enrolled here. 16 percent of the student body comes from other countries. With more than 500 partner universities and programs and a strong alumni association, the University is connected to a first-class international network.