• IRES 2017
    14-16 March 2017
    11th International
    Renewable Energy
    Storage Conference

    6th Energy Storage

  • ESP 2017
    Solar Prize
    Award 2017
    period open
    from February 2017

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EUROSOLAR works for the rapid and complete removal of nuclear and fossil energies through renewable energies. Support our voice for a dynamic and decentralized energy supply with your membership.

On August 22, 1988 Hermann Scheer founded EUROSOLAR together with about a hundred supporters. Today we celebrate the 28th anniversary of the European Association of Renewable Energy and use this opportunity to look back on the main developments of the association.

Just one year after the founding of EUROSOLAR the journal Solarzeitalter was launched. In the quarterly journal current energy policies and the latest findings from science and practice of renewable energy are presented and discussed.

In 1994, the German and European Solar Prizes were awarded for the first time. In annual ceremonies exemplary role models in dealing with the energy transition are being honored.

EUROSOLAR organizes numerous symposia and conferences on various energy related issues. For instance in 2006 two new conference series were started: the conference series "Public Utilities with Renewable Energy" was first organized in Schwäbisch Hall. That same year Hermann Scheer founded the International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES) which is the meeting place for researchers and visitors to exchange information on the latest developments and advances in storage technologies.

In August 2013, EUROSOLAR took the occasion of the 25th birthday to publish the documentary "25 Years of EUROSOLAR". The documentation shows successes and obstacles on the way to the energy transition. It is available for download here.

We would like to use this opportunity to thank our members, supporters and our voluntary board members for supporting EUROSOLAR in its independent and critical work towards a completely decentralized energy system with only renewable energies. Together with you we are working for the right impulses for the energy transition in Germany, Europe and beyond. We are looking forward to the challenges ahead and fruitful cooperation in the future.


14-16 March 2017

11th IRES Conference

11th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES) and 6th Energy Storage Europe (ESE) in Düsseldorf, Germany

10-11 May 2017

Municipal Utilities Conference

The annual Municipal Utilities Conference with Renewable Energies (Stadtwerke-Konferenz)

18-10 May 2017


The annual International 100% Renewable Energy Conference (IRENEC 2017)

30 September 2017

Austrian Solar Prize

Award Ceremony of Austrian Solar Prize

14 October 2017

German Solar Prize

Award Ceremony of German Solar Prize


World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE)


World Council for Renewable Energy

The independent World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) was founded to consider and deal amongst others with the increasing global energy demand, the comprehensive impacts, climate hazards, burdens to the environment, risk of accidents, conflicts around exhausting resources and focus new investments on Renewable Energy and energy efficiency.

European Solar Prize

  • Winners of the European Solar Prize 2016

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  • About the European Solar Prize

    The European Solar Prize Award was established in 1994 by EUROSOLAR in cooperation with its national sections. It has since been handed out every year to towns and municipalities, community businesses, associations or organizations, architects, journalists and individuals for their extraordinary accomplishments and significant contributions to the use and expansion of renewable energy in Europe. With the Solar Prize EUROSOLAR recognizes outstanding commitment to renewable energy.

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  • European Solar Prize 2016 awarded in 'Sant Pau', Barcelona

    On 18th November EUROSOLAR e.V. together with EUROSOLAR Spain and Barcelona City Council awarded nine nominees, in seven categories, from eight different countries with the European Solar Prize 2016. This year’s award ceremony took place in the historical builings of the former hospital 'Sant Pau' in Barcelona – a city committed to sustainable energy.

    In the additional symposium consens was found, that the implementation of a common political framework for a ‘Renewable Energy Union’ has to focus on the different national, regional and local needs and must aim at ambitious renewable energy targets.

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  • Guideline for applications

    The application period for the European Solar Prize Award 2017 will be open from February 2017!

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