The purpose of the Institute for Solar Energy Research Hameln/Emmerthal (ISFH) is the promotion and execution of research and development in the field of solar energy utilization. The activities of the ISFH focus on applied research in photovoltaics and solar thermal energy conversion.
ISFH puts much emphasis on higher education in applied solar energy research. Many students are currently working on their master thesis or their doctoral thesis.
The institute is offering scientific services to the industry and other research institutions in the fields of solar thermal and photovoltaics.
ISFH has the official relationship of an 'associated institute’ of the Leibniz University of Hanover. The Institut für Solarenergieforschung Hameln (ISFH) is a non-profit organization funded by the State Government of Lower Saxony.
The Director of the ISFH is Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Rolf Brendel. He is managing the institute since October 2004 and at the same time he is also a full professor at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Leibniz University of Hanover.