The SPF Institute for Solar Technology is part of the University of Applied Sciences in Rapperswil (HSR) and employs today a staff of 30 people. Since it's inception in 1981 it has conducted research on and dealt with all aspects of solar energy and associated issues in three distinct departments:
- SPF Testing:
Testing of materials, components, storage tanks, collectors and systems according to international and in-house developed standards.
- SPF Research:
Applied research within the framework of national and international projects and commisioned by the industry.
- SPF Transfer of knowledge:
Teaching University students, advanced training for technical staff, conferences and workshops.