The German Solar Industry Association (BSW) represents the interests of about 800 companies in the sector. BSW-Solar provides industry information and acts as an intermediary between business and the political and public sectors. It also represents the common interests of enterprises within the solar energy supply chain.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy supports this sector with several incentives programs and has established a website to inform about innovative technologies and projects. The section 'companies' contains a list of businesses active in producing and marketing renewable energy products, including companies specializing in photovoltaics (see dena).
The German Energy Agency ''dena'' (Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH) is the competence center for energy efficiency and renewable energies in Germany. Dena initiates, coordinates and implements innovative projects and campaigns at a national and international level for energy issues. Its shareholders are the Federal Republic of Germany and the KfW Bankengruppe (KfW Banking Group).
The European Photovoltaic Association (EPIA) is the industry association of the solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity market in Europe. EPIA's goal is to promote photovoltaic energy on the national, European and worldwide levels and to assist its members in their business development plans.