Institute for Sustainable Technologies

Consortium leader

AEE – Institute for Sustainable Technologies (AEE INTEC) was founded in 1988 and is today one of the leading European institutes for applied research in the field of renewable energy and resource efficiency. R&D projects in the three target group areas “Buildings”, “Cities & Networks” and “Industrial Systems” range from basic research to the implementation of demonstration plants. In the project, expertise in modeling, simulation and data driven evaluation and optimization is interlaced with more than ten years of in-depth research with large-scale solar thermal plants.

Solar Energy Systems GmbH

Industry Partner

SOLID Solar Energy Systems has more than 25 years experience in planning, building, delivering, assembling and operating more than 300 large-scale solar plants around the world, providing hot water, room heating, industrial process heat and district heating for towns and villages. SOLID also designs and builds solar chilled water plants, including operation of the largest commercial solar cooling project currently in the world. The project sizes today are typically in a range from 1 MWthermal up to several MWthermal nominal capacity. With its unmatched experience in design and operation of large-scale solar plants, SOLID is both a pioneer and one of the world’s leading companies in the solar industry.


Industry Partner


As a specialist wholesaler for over 1,000 partners in Austria and with an annual production capacity of over 100,000 m² collector surface, GASOKOL currently serves 20 countries in Europe and the United Arab Emirates with reliable energy generation and saving systems. The company and production site in Saxen, Upper Austria, ensures customers fully and partially solar system solutions for profitable long-term use – reliable heating technology and energy-saving systems. Since 1981. Currently around 27 people are employed.

GASOKOL accompanies partners and system operators over the entire product and service life cycle. We advise, plan, produce, assemble, supervise and serve. Thermal solar systems are our core competence.

Schneid Ges.m.b.H.

Industry Partner

SCHNEID GesmbH offers innovative products and services in the field of control and automation engineering. We specialize in HVAC building management systems, with a focus on district heating systems, and equip plants of all sizes with our products. SCHNEID GesmbH provided their product and services to more than 50,000 reference systems in 17 countries and is experiencing constant growth.