KIT Energy Center

KIT Energy Center

Welcome to the KIT Energy Center

The KIT Energy Center with its 1500 scientists and technical support staff is one of the largest energy research centers in Europe. It bundels the energy research activities of the KIT and reknown cooperation partners. By this, it crosses the lines between disciplines and combines fundamental and applied research in all relevant energies for industry, household, service and mobility.


The involved institutes and research groups conduct the research work on their own authority. The joining of subjects, the interdisciplinary collaboration of scientists, and the common use of high-end devices and installations, develops a new quality of research and teaching. The KIT Energy Center develops solutions in energy technology from a single source and acts as a highly valuable consultancy institution for politics, business, and society in all questions of energy.

The working areas of the KIT Energy Center are structured in seven topics.

Lookkit 2020/2
Lookkit 2020/2 Energy

Lokkit 2020/2


Neues Verfahren ermoeglicht Lithiumabbau in Deutschland
New Process Enables Lithium Mining in Germany

Scientists at KIT achieve patent protection for minimally invasive technology to mine lithium in geothermal plants.

Neue Loesungen fuer textile Biogasspeichersysteme
New Solutions for Fabric Biogas Storage Systems

At a Test Plant, KIT Researchers Studied How Fabric Biogas Storage Systems Can Be Improved

Mithilfe von Batterien lässt sich der während der Sonnenstunden erzeugte Strom speichern, um ihn zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt zu nutzen
How Efficient Are Solar Power Storage Systems?

“Testbench“ Project Improves Quality of Measurement Results and Facilitates Comparison

Roadmap for Battery Research in Europe

The European Research Initiative BATTERY 2030+ Presents Goals – Research Platform CELEST with KIT, Ulm University, and ZSW Participates

Data-based Optimization of Energy Systems

KIT’s Startup greenventory Offers Data and Software for Utilities, Grid Operators, Cities, and Districts