Emerging Energy Innovations: Spotlight on Freiburg-based Tech Powerhouses

In this edition of Futurology, we explore Freiburg, the picturesque city nestled in southwest Germany’s Black Forest. Freiburg is known not only for its natural beauty, but also for being a hub of innovation in the energy industry. World-class companies across various sectors of the energy industry, from renewable energy to industrial automation, call Freiburg their home, driving cutting-edge technologies that surely give us a glimpse into our sustainable future. In this article, we delve into the profiles of these Freiburg-based companies making significant strides in energy industry.


The brainchild of Frank Siebke, Kai Schillinger, Roy Segev, and Stefan Reber, NexWafe utilizes industrial engineering and manufacturing processes to revolutionize the solar industry. The company’s high-quality wafers offer a more cost-effective solution for solar cell producers, benefiting the overall solar industry.

Industrial Solar

Industrial Solar is a major player in the energy efficiency and renewable energy landscapes. Industrial Solar develops turnkey solutions for efficient and clean energy heating and cooling systems. Find them on Facebook and LinkedIn.


Wiferion, co-founded by Benriah Goeldi, Florian Reiners, Johannes Mayer, and Johannes Tritschler, stands at the crossroads between energy efficiency, industrial automation, robotics, and more. Their products range from inductive charging technology to energy management solutions, aimed at industrial vehicles and robotics. Connect with Wiferion on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

ENIT Energy IT Systems GmbH

ENIT Energy IT Systems GmbH , led by Pascal Benoit, focuses on improving energy efficiency. Driven by research at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, ENIT has developed an innovative monitoring and control system which saves up to 8% of energy costs. You can connect with them on Facebook and LinkedIn.

badenova AG and Co.KG

Co-founded by Adalbert Häge, Harald Seidelmann, Horst Gute, and Mathias Nikolay, badenova AG and Co.KG operates in the electric vehicle, energy, and natural resources industries.


Sauter is a name to watch in industries ranging from building maintenance and facility management to energy management and software. Visit their Facebook and LinkedIn pages to know more.


OXYGEN TECHNOLOGIES provides digital value-added services monitoring and controlling distributed energy devices, paving the way for the rise in renewable energies. Check their LinkedIn page for updates.


Founded by Martin Holzwarth, WattFox brings together internet, real estate, and renewable energy sectors, providing a platform for customers and energy providers to interact. Stay updated on their journey through their Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Concentrix Solar

Concentrix Solar, a spin-off from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, have developed and brought to market the FLATCON® technology, leading to a more efficient design for solar power plants.

badenova AG & Co. KG

Meet badenova AG & Co. KG, an energy and environmental service provider that is also a subsidiary of Badenova, responsible for planning, expanding, and maintaining electricity, natural gas networks, and water supply. Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


Addressing the crucial aspects of building optimization and physics, Stahl+Weiss provides comprehensive services in the realm of energy and comfort planning of buildings, including simulations, thermal building physics, acoustics, and more. Learn more about their work on their LinkedIn page.

Together, these groundbreaking companies put Freiburg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, on the world map as an epicenter for innovation in the energy industry. By harnessing technology, these ventures are shaping the future of the energy industry, and through this, our collective future.

Written by Mark Smith

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