ZAE Bayern: ZAE – More than a research institution

The Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern) was founded in 1991 with the aim to promote research, education and further education as well as consultancy, information and documentation in all areas that are of signifi­cance for energy technology. Since its establishment, ZAE has consistently developed its range of competencies and today provides metrological services and seminars in addition to research, development and consultancy services.

The core competence areas of ZAE include energy efficiency, energy storage as well as renewable energies. In these areas, ZAE focusses on thermal and electrochemical energy storage, energy-efficient buildings and urban districts, energy-efficient processes, pho­­tovoltaics, solar thermal energy, geothermal energy, metrology, nanomaterials, smart grids and energy systems.

With its locations in Würzburg, Erlangen, Nurem­­berg, Garching and Hof, ZAE is present throughout Bavaria. Under the motto “excellent energy research – excellent implementation“ it offers complete innovation packages (from basic research to demonstrators and prototypes) to customers in Germany and abroad.

The new era for energy – Made by ZAE



  1. Address

    Am Galgenberg 87
    97074 Würzburg
    Tel +49 931 705 64-500
    Fax +49 931 705 64-600

  2. Executive board

    Prof. Dr. Christoph Brabec
    Prof. Dr. Vladimir Dyakonov
    Dr. Bernd Malkowski
    (Managing director)
    Prof. Dr. Hartmut Spliethoff

  3. Year of establishment


  4. Employees

    More than 200

  5. Turnover

    More than 15 million euros

  6. Geschäftstätigkeit

    Research and development in the field of energy technology with a focus on energy efficiency, renewable energies and
    energy storage