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With a staff of approximately 800, Fraunhofer ISE is the largest solar energy research institute in Europe. The work at the institute ranges from the investigation of scientific and technological fundamentals for solar energy applications, through the development of production technology and prototypes, to the construction of demonstration systems.

Contact: Thomas Erge,

Badenova WÄRMEPLUS is a subsidiary company of the German utility badenova. It produces and sells heat to 40.000 customers located in the region Freiburg, center of the development of renewable forms of energy. badenova is partner in may pilot projects to promote solar electricity technology, photovoltaic, CHP-units, hydro-power and biogas installations.

Contact: Klaus Preiser,

EMD has over 20 years of experience within software development, preparation of detailed feasibility analyses, study appraisals and second opinion analyses for many different types of distributed energy projects. It is in a position to give an unbiased appraisal of the viability of cogeneration, RES and other energy projects at a particular site.

Contact: Anders N. Andersen,

The University of Manchester is Britain's largest single-site university, created by bringing together The Victoria University of Manchester and UMIST. There are approximately 26,000 undergraduate and 9,000 postgraduate students at the University of Manchester and there are more than 4,500 academic and research staff.

Contact: Melanie Watts,

EREC, the European Renewable Energy Council, is the umbrella organisation of the sectorial European renewable energy industry, trade and research associations covering all sectors of renewable energy. It represents an industrial sector with an annual turnover of approx. 30 billion EUR and 350,000 jobs.

Contact: Christine Lins,

The Technical University of Łódź is one of the largest universities in Poland with 18,000 students and over 1,500 academic staff members. The Institute of Electrical Power Engineering carries multiple research projects in the field of power system operation and economics, distributed generation and energy quality.

Contact: Tomasz Siewierski

The Energy Economics Group (EEG) is within the Institute of Power Systems and Energy Economics at Vienna University of Technology. EEG has managed and carried out many international as well as national research projects funded by the European Commission, national governments, public and private clients focusing on renewable and new energy systems.

Contact: Carlo Obersteiner,