The company


Where conventional waste water treatment methods reach a dead end or the disposal of process fluids exceeds the financial scope, we bring in our membrane distillation technology. Or in case you are located far away from any infrastructure, our solar powered purification systems might very well save your day, even if the water source is contaminated with viruses and bacteria.

Founded in 2009 as a spin-off of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg, Germany, the SolarSpring GmbH, membrane solutions has grown into a world market leader for membrane distillation technology. Our core team of six engineers and scientists, most of which have been with the company since “day one”, is entirely committed to water treatment and drinking water production. SolarSpring systems can be found all over the world and are built at our company venue the “Solarhaus” in Freiburg, Germany.

We cooperate and network internationally with smart and creative individuals, but since we value the preservation of resources and local partnerships most of our suppliers are regional.

As a reward for our innovative ideas and developments we were awarded the “Land of Ideas” prize in 2012 and the “Technology-Transfer-Prize” in 2014.