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The established International Renewable Energy Storage Conference presents the latest research results and development experience for renewable energy storage. Presenters analyze and discuss the applicability and need for storage in the power, heating and transport and mobility sectors. The latest technological improvements as well as the framework conditions for the use and integration of energy storage systems are explored, while particular attention is given to the applicability in decentralized energy supply systems.

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From 14 till 16 March 2017 the 11th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES 2017) will take place together with the Energy Storage Europe (conference + expo) in Düsseldorf, Germany. The three-day program packed with presentations, discussions, talks, exhibitions and poster talks. By connecting the topics "science" and "business" and bringing together those two target groups more input, more knowledge, more contacts are guaranteed.


Conference Program

Tuesday, 14 March
The celebratory opening gives insights on the two conference foci "business and finance" and "research and policy". A panel with storage experts and politicians discusses the necessity for storage technologies in Germany and the world.

Wednesday, 15 March
The IRES-sessions present the latest technological developments, research projects and key findings for the storage of renewable energy. The ESE-sessions feature business cases and financial aspects for the energy storage industry.

Thursday, 16 March 2017
More parallel sessions allow the audience to dive deeper into the conference topics. In the afternoon, a celebratory closing summarizes the core content of the sessions. This way, all participants are equally informed.

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Poster Exhibition

The poster exhibition is a signature program component of the International Renewable Energy Storage conference (IRES). Researchers from all over the world present their work and findings on a poster and show how their ideas influence the storage world.

For the first time in 2017, the assessment will be in the hands of the attendees. Each conference guest will receive a voting sheet and can name his/her favorite poster. Based on the assessment, the organizers will choose the three best posters for the poster prize.

Submission of abstract open until 1 February
The submission of abstracts for the presentation of a poster at the 11th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES 2017) is possible until 1 February. Abstracts for posters can be submitted online. Further information about the topics can be found in the Call for Abstracts.



Conference tickets are available from 21 November onwards via our ticket shop or via fax/mail-registration form. EUROSOLAR-members benefit from 20% reduction.

3-day ticket for 14 till 16 March 2017 incl. IRES and ESE conference sessions, the exhibition and all networking events

Early Bird (until 31 January 31 2017)  1,100 EUR*
Regular price (from 1 February 2017)   1,250 EUR*


1-day ticket for March 14 OR 16 March 2017 incl. IRES and ESE conference sessions and the exhibition
Early Bird (until 31 January 31 2017)   550 EUR*
Regular price (from 1 February 2017)   650 EUR*


1-day ticket for 15 March 2017 incl. IRES and ESE conference sessions, the exhibition and the networking party
Early Bird (until 31 January 31 2017)   650 EUR*
Regular price (from 1 February 2017)   750 EUR*

*All prices plus VAT.

All tickets can be bought in our online ticket shop.



Energy Storage Europe ohne RahmenThe goal of Messe Düsseldorf is to further develop this young format of Energy Storage into a worldwide leading platform for the energy storage industry. In order to reach this goal, Messe Düsseldorf does not only invest financial funds but also uses its worldwide distribution network of 134 countries. Good business is done where top decision makers gather at one place – in Düsseldorf! Further information on the exhibition can be found online at

You would like to appear as an exhibitor at the Energy Storage Europe 2017? To become an exhibitor, please use the following forms:
PDF icon Application Form for Exhibitors (2017)


Call for Abstracts

The International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES) focuses on the scientific research on storage technology. You are cordially invited to submit an abstract to be considered for presentation at the 2017 conference. Papers may be presented in parallel sessions (“oral presentations”) or the poster exhibition (“poster presentation”).

Abstracts for poster presentations may be handed in until 1 February 2017. Please use the online submission program CONFTOOL. More information on the Call for Abstracts:

The full Call for Abstracts can be downloaded here (pdf).


Accommodation in Düsseldorf

For the time of the conference, the Tourist Agency in Düsseldorf has put together a contingent of hotel rooms and private accommodation offers. Further information as well as a direct link to the booking form can be found on their website.



Many ways lead to Düsseldorf! Which one is the right for you depends on your personal wishes and where you are coming from. Kindly note that the Energy Storage Europe 2017 will take place at the fair ground of Düsseldorf.

By plane: The Airport Düsseldorf (DUS) is located just three kilometers from the Düsseldorf Trade Fair Center. You can reach our fairgrounds in a matter of minutes by taking the no. 896 bus or a taxi.

By train: From Düsseldorf Central Station, subway trains U78 and U79 will bring you to the Trade Fair and CCD Congress Center in about 20 minutes. You can use your admission ticket/ eTicket to ride with most of the public buses and trains at no charge.

By public transport: Both the U78 and U79 subway tram lines and the bus 722 will get you to the fairgrounds. The U78 line stops at the East and North Entrances, the U79 at the East Entrance, where you can switch to the U78 to continue to the North Entrance or Esprit Arena. At the "Messe Ost" stop, you can switch to the no. 722 bus, which gets you directly to the administration buildings as well as the South Entrance. The eticket entitles you to free travel to and from the exhibition grounds on the day of your visit, with all public transportation means of VRR in the price category D (DB/ German Railway 2nd class, supplement-free trains only).

By car: Your way to Messe Düsseldorf is clearly signed everywhere in the city. From the A44, follow the Messe Düsseldorf’s own access road to the Trade Fair Center’s large-scale car parks with 20,000 parking places. From here, free shuttle buses take you to all entrances and back within just a few minutes. Please note that there are environmental zones in Düsseldorf. Messe Düsseldorf itself as well as the signposted routes to the fair are outside the low emission zone. Addresses for car navigation system: D-40474 Düsseldorf, Am Staad.


Steering Committee

The International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES) is organized and directed by a Scientific Steering Committee. Being active researchers, professors and experts of storage technologies for renewable energy storage, the Scientific Steering Committee guarantees the scientific quality of the conference program and its set-up.

By clicking on the pictures you will be re-directed to further information on each member of the Steering Committee.

Dirk Uwe Sauer

pdroege Luisa Cabeza Jose Etcheverry Andreas Hauer
Prof. Dr.  Sauer Prof.  Droege Prof. Dr. Cabeza Dr. Etcheverry Dr. Hauer
WimvanHelden Brian Vad Mathiesen IRES_SC_Merlo.jpg Bernhard Riegel Peter Schossig
Mr. van Helden Prof. Dr.   Mathiesen Dr. Merlo Dr. Riegel Dr. Schossig
Tom Smolinka IngoStadler

Michael Sterner

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Dr. Smolinka Prof.Dr. Stadler Prof. Dr.  Sterner Prof. Dr.
Mr. Rivola
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Dra. Fernández Dr. Diana Strauss-Mincu  


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

In order to make your conference experiences as pleasant as possible, we have put together a FAQ that provides you with the all needed information. Please click here to be re-directed to the full list of questions and answers.

If you want to add a question to the list, please feel free to contact us via ires[AT]



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Our Partners

Main cooperation partner ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE:

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Media partners:

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Do you have further questions about IRES 2017?
Please do not hesitate to contact us:

EUROSOLAR e.V. – The European Association for Renewable Energy
Kaiser-Friedrich-Str. 11, 53113 D-Bonn
Phone: +49 (0) 228-289 1446
Fax: +49 (0) 228-361279