Solar Energy

Saxony-Anhalt is the heartbeat of the SOLAR VALLEY. No other region in the world has developed into a centre of industry-oriented research. International investors have invested more than 9 billion euros in this location since 1991.


  • Unites all PV technologies in Saxony-Anhalt
  • Companies have their headquarters and research and development facilities here
  • Close R&D cooperation: the Fraunhofer Centre for Silicon Photovoltaics (CSP) is the world’s only centre for the crystallisation and material analysis of solar silicon

Advantages Saxony-Anhalt

  • Well-trained workers
  • Leading glass producers and industrial gas suppliers in Saxony-Anhalt
  • Dense infrastructure for industry and logistics
  • Investment incentives covering up to 35 % of the investment costs


  • Photovoltaics department at the University of Halle-Wittenberg, with one endowed professorship and five further professorships in physics and chemistry
  • Dual bachelor’s programme in solar technology at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
  • Further education courses at the Merseburg University of Applied Sciences