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The 10th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES 2016) took place in partnership with the 5th Energy Storage Europe (conference + expo) from 15 till 17 of March.

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Conference Program


1 conference, 2 strong partners: The 10th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES 2016) is organized together with the conference and expo ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE. This way, the audience has even greater opportunity to listen many different topics on energy storage or to focus on one single aspect and follow a line of sessions.

PDF icon IRES 2016: List of all oral presentations
PDF icon IRES 2016: List of all poster presentations (with ID)
PDF icon IRES 2016: Poster room
PDF icon IRES / ESE 2016: Flyer (download)




The conference presentations are available via download. More presentations from other sessions of the conference will be made available in the upcoming days. The presentations are protected with a password. Please contact us via ires[AT] to receive access. Please remember to cite the correct sources when using information from the presentations.

PDF icon Presentations (15 March 2016): Celebratory Opening
PDF icon Presentations (16 March 2016): IRES-Sessions "Research and Policy"
PDF icon Presentations (16 March 2016): ESE-Sessions "Business and Finances"
PDF icon Presentations (17 March 2016): IRES-Sessions "Research and Policy"
PDF icon Presentations (17 March 2016): ESE-Sessions "Business and Finances"

PDF icon Düsseldorfer Deklaration (German)


Proceedings and Publications


Published by EUROSOLAR and the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE), released April 2016

CD-ROM "Conference Proceedings of the 10th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES 2016)" including abstracts, full papers, presentations and e-posters of the IRES-sessions.

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Conference participants can download the proceedings as part of their conference package. Please note that the file is rather big and will need time to be downloaded fully. If you have not received the password via e-mail, please do not hesitate to contact us for it.

PDF icon Download of proceedings (IRES Sessions)

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Energy Procedia of the 10th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES 2016), Vol. 99

The best papers were published in Energy Procedia Vol. 99.
The procedia is now available at


 Poster Award


This year's poster prize was awarded to three female researchers for the work on storage for renewable energy.

1st place
Laura Göllner-Völker, TU Darmstadt

Assessment of Environmental Impacts of Storage Solutions on the Quarter Level

2nd place
Carolina Puccini, Hafencity University

Sustainable Energy Supply in Colombia by Eco-Region - A Proposal to Fit the Best Energy Policy at Regional Scale


3rd place
Verena Jülch, Fraunhofer ISE


Smart Quarter - A Business Model for Electricity Storage Systems

The poster prize is awarded by the scientific steering committee who assesses all posters according to the scientific quality, the relevance of the topic and the presentation of the content. We congratulate the winners on their oustanding research and presentation at the conference!


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.

Dirk Uwe Sauer


Prof. Dr. Dirk Uwe Sauer, RWTH Aachen University, Germany (Scientific Conference Chair)

Dr. Dirk-Uwe Sauer is Professor of "Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems" in the Faculty for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at RWTH Aachen University.


Prof. Peter Droege, President EUROSOLAR, University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Peter Droege is an internationally renowned expert on advanced urban design, planning, the general Chairman of the World Council for Renewable Energy and President of EUROSOLAR.

Luisa Cabeza   Prof. Dr. Luisa Cabeza, University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain

Luisa F. Cabeza is professor at the University of Lleida, where she leads one of the biggest research group on thermal energy storage. She holds degrees in Chemical Engineering (1992), Industrial Engineering (1993) and Industrial Management (1995) and a PhD in Industrial Engineering (1996).
Jose Etcheverry  

Dr. José Etcheverry, York University, Toronto, Canada

Jose Etcheverry is a professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies of York University. Dr. Etcheverry’s research is centred on climate change mitigation and renewable energy policies with a focus on practical policy solutions, collaborative approaches and effective communication strategies.

Andreas Hauer  

Dr. Andreas Hauer, ZAE Bayern, Garching, Germany

Dr. Andreas Hauer studied Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany. He made his PhD at the technical University in Berlin. Now is Head of the Department “Technology for Energy Systems and Renewable Energy” at the Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research, ZAE Bayern.


Wim van Helden, AEE INTEC, Gleisdorf, Austria

Wim van Helden is responsible for the Compact Thermal Energy Storage research and development activities of AEE INTEC, an independent organisation in Gleisdorf, Austria.

Brian Vad Mathiesen  

Prof. Dr. Brian Vad Mathiesen, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

Brian Vad Mathiesen, Professor in Energy Planning at Aalborg University, is one of Europe's leading researchers in renewable energy systems. He is listed in the Thomson Reuters 2015 highly cited researchers worldwide and Vice-Chair of the EU's Horizon 2020 Advisory Group for Energy (AGE). He specializes in Smart Energy Systems and the design of 100% Renewable energy systems.
Marco Merlo  

Dr. Marco Merlo, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

Dr. Marco Merlo works as assistant professor in the Department of Energy, Electric Power Systems, in Politecnico di Milano – Italy.

Bernhard Riegel  

Dr. Bernhard Riegel, Hoppecke Batterien GmbH, Brilon, Germany

Dr. Bernhard Riegel  has worked in the research and development department of Hoppecke Batterien GmbH since 2001. In 2003, he took over the management of R&D. With the establishment of the Hoppecke Advanced Battery Technology GmbH, Dr. Riegel took over the R&D activities for the Hoppecke group.

Peter Schossig  

Dr. Peter Schossig, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany

Dr. Peter Schossig is head of department “Thermally Active Materials and Solar Cooling”  at the Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE, Freiburg, Germany since 2011. The focus of his scientific work lays on phase change materials (PCM) and their use for hot and cold storage, energy efficiency and solar cooling.

Tom Smolinka  

Dr. Tom Smolinka, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany

Dr. Tom Smolinka has studied energy and process engineering at the Technical University of Berlin / Germany with focus on energy conversion and heat transfer. He has worked at Fraunhofer ISE for more than 15 years in the business area hydrogen technology.


Prof. Dr. Ingo Stadler, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Germany

Professor Ingo Stadler is a researcher and teacher at the Fachhochschule Köln (Cologne University of Applied Sciences). He is managing director of the Institute of Electrical Power Engineering, Faculty of Information, Media and Electrical Engineering, as well as of CIRE, the Cologne Institute for Renewable Energy, where he is responsible for renewable energy and energy economics. Ingo

Michael Sterner  

Prof. Dr. Michael Sterner, Regensburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Sterner works as professor for energy storage and renewable energy systems at the Technical University of Applied Sciences in Regensburg, Bavaria in Germany. He is teaching renewable energy, energy economics, solar energy, renewable energy integration and energy storage.




The 10th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES 2016) was organized concurrently with the exhibition Energy Storage Europe.

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Our Partners

We are thanking all our partners for this year's cooperation!

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For further information, please contact the head office of EUROSOLAR:

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Project management IRES
Phone: +49-228-289 1446
Fax :   +49-228-361279


IRES 2017


The 11th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES 2017) will take place on 14-16 March, 2017. More information about the Call for Abstracts and the organisation in partnership with Messe Düsseldorf and Energy Storage Europe will be made available here as soon as possible.