Energy and matters related to energy supply are continually growing in importance – a sure sign that society is becoming more aware of environmental issues. With this area of technology gaining in significance, TRANSFER is taking a look at the topic from various angles. The pages that follow give Steinbeis energy experts a platform for sharing insights. We start with Dirk Mangold, head of the Steinbeis Research Center for Solar and Sustainable Thermic Energy Systems (Solites), which focuses on research, development, and the use of large-scale solar thermal energy systems. Then Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Brüggemann, head of the Steinbeis Transfer Center for Applied Thermodynamics, Power, and Combustion Engineering, explains why he thinks we will need to draw energy from a mixture of sources in the coming years. Dr. Eva Schill, director of the Steinbeis Transfer Center for Geoenergy and Reservoir Technology discusses Germany’s geothermal potential. And Prof. Gerd Heilscher, head of the Steinbeis Transfer Center for Local Renewable Energy Systems, introduces readers to the field of research called “Energy Meteorology,” making predictions about what “the future of energy” might have in store for us.