• 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.

The Austrian Solar Prize 2016 is awarded annually to municipalities, municipal enterprises, individuals, engineers, architects, owners of installations and to organizations and journalists for their outstanding concern for renewable energy.

The goal of EUROSOLAR is a rapid transition to 100 percent domestic renewable energy. For 28 years, we have worked for a comprehensive energy policy. Energy revolution means the change of the current energy systems, its technologies and structures. This is more than just the exchange of power plants and fuels. Energy revolution is the rapid, complete switchover to local renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, water, biomass, and geothermal sources.

Through an intelligent mix with renewable energy and geothermal energy and sensible energy use of the entire energy demand for Austria, for Europe and for the whole world can be permanently covered as relevant studies show. The energy revolution is needed to secure energy supplies, securing peace, social peace and the creation of sustainable jobs locally.

The solar price is also advertised in several European countries and awarded by the national Euro solar sections. In addition to Austria, Denmark, Germany, France, Greece, Great Britain, Italy, Luxembourg, Russia, Switzerland, Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey, Ukraine participate. In parallel with the selection of the national Solar Prizes for the winners of the European Solar Prize will be determined by an international jury.

2016 awarded by EUROSOLAR AUSTRIA ten solar prices and three recognitions. Among them:

  • Conversion of fleets to electric vehicles at a major Austrian company
  • Energy policy in a community
  • Photovoltaic production in Austria
  • Integration of photovoltaic modules in a building
  • Energy self-sufficient building
  • Decentralized energy supply
  • E-Carsharing in a region
  • Battery storage
  • Training in renewable energy in Africa
  • Photovoltaic system and battery storage facility for a medical facility in Africa

This year's ceremony of the Austrian Solar Prizes takes place on October 1, 2016 at 10 am at the Technical college (BULME), A-8051 Graz-Gösting, Iberians Straße 15-21, http://www.bulme.at.

Program of the Ceremony

10:00 Welcome

  • Director Dipl.-Ing.
  • Günther Greier, HTBL u. VA BULME Graz-Gösting,
  • RA Dr. Hans Otto Schmidt, chairman of EUROSOLAR AUSTRIA,
  • MR DDr. Hedda Sützl-Klein, BMVIT
  • Dep. Mayor Elke Kahr, Graz City Council
  • Dipl.-Ing. Georg pot, in representation of Bgm. Mag. Nagl

10:45 Keynote "Expansion of photovoltaics in Austria - current status and developments"

  • Dr. Hans Kronberger, President Bundesverband Photovoltaic Austria

11:00 Lecture - "Materials Research for the energy transition, Austrian practice examples and policy recommendations"

  • Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. mont. Reinhold W. Lang, JKU, Head of Institute, Institute of Polymeric Materials and Testing

11:20 Presentation of the Solar Awards and recognitions 2016 and presentation of projects by the awardees

  • Moderator: MR DI Wolfgang Hein, BMVIT

The program will be followed by a breakfast with regional delicacies.


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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