With about 800 member companies, Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft e.V. is the interest group of the German solar energy industry. Forming a strong community of companies, BSW-Solar acts as an informant and intermediary between business and the political and public sectors. It represents the common commercial interests of businesses within the solar energy value chain.
BSW-Solar exerts a decisive influence on creating and securing a suitable policy framework for stable growth, and thus on ensuring investment security throughout the solar industry. Our objective is to establish solar energy as a permanent pillar of a global energy industry.
BSW-Solar consists of the Board of Directors, which sets strategic guidelines and a frame for the work of the BSW-Solar Office - led by its Managing Director, Carsten Körnig. The Board is elected by the general meeting. Additionally, there are several working groups in which BSW-Solar members can actively participate to shape the work of BSW-Solar. www.solarwirtschaft.de
EUROBAT, the Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers, acts as a unified voice in promoting the interests of the European automotive, industrial and special battery industries to the EU institutions, national governments, customers and the media. With over 40 members from across the continent comprising more than 90% of the battery industry in Europe, Middle East and Africa, EUROBAT works with stakeholders to help develop new battery solutions to issues of common concern in areas like electro-mobility and renewable energy storage. For more information, please visit www.eurobat.org or contact the office in Brussels.
NAATBatt International (“NAATBatt”) is a not-for-profit trade association of companies, associations and research institutions commercializing advanced electrochemical energy storage technology for emerging, high tech applications. NAATBatt International focuses its activities on six elements of the advanced electrochemical energy storage supply chain: energy materials, cells, packs and components, ITC systems, manufacturing tools, end user applications, and new technologies.
Among end user applications, the use of electricity storage technology to improve the performance and economics of electricity generated by solar power is a key interest. NAATBatt International’s members include advanced battery, ultracapacitor and electrode manufacturers, energy materials suppliers, vehicle makers, electric utilities, equipment vendors, service providers, universities and research institutions. Its core mission is to accelerate the adoption of electrochemical energy storage technology in the marketplace. NAATBatt helps its members succeed in that marketplace by providing them with market intelligence, greater visibility for their brands and technologies, networking opportunities and better access to new and emerging technologies. www.naatbatt.org
The "ZVEI - German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association" promotes the industry’s joint economic, technological and environmental policy interests on a national, European and global level. The ZVEI represents more than 1,600 companies, mostly SMEs. The sector has 838,000 employees in Germany plus 690,000 employees all over the world. In 2013 the turnover was approximately Euro 167 billion. The electrical and electronics industry is the most innovative and the second largest industry sector in Germany. Every third innovation in Germany´s manufacturing sector stems from solutions of this sector. More than 20 percent of all industrial R+D spending comes from this industry.