The DGS Solar was founded in August 2008 and was entered into the official club and society registry of the city of Weimar on Dec. 22, 2008. The DGS Solar society was founded in 1975 and is the oldest consumer protection society in the field of renewable energy technology and rational energy use in Germany. Based on the society’s by-laws the regional association’s goals are to push the use of renewable energy technology and rational energy use through activities in the following areas:
- Further education,
- Collection, summarization and distribution of information,
- Implementation of scientific methods and findings as well as the use of suitable technologies,
- Basics and applied research and development,
- Development aid cooperation and international cooperation.