• 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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Since 1989, the German quarterly published magazine "Solarzeitalter - Politik, Kultur und Ökonomie Erneuerbarer Energien" (ISSN 0937-3802) has been the official organ of EUROSOLAR and of the WCRE.
It discusses renewable energy policies and economic programmes, provides a critical review of conventional energy concepts and information about political developments in support of renewable energy. It is considered the most important political magazine for renewable energy.

The Solarzeitalter print edition is free for EUROSOLAR and WCRE members.

Articles in Solarzeitalter are mostly published in Germany. Click here to find the contents (Inhaltsverzeichnisse) and online reading of selected German articles!

Since 2015 more English articles are published in the magazine. A compilation of the English readings from each Solarzeitalter will be available for download on this page.

Publications in Solarzeitalter:
If you are interested in publishing an article in Solarzeitalter, please do not hesitate to contact our editorial department for discussing the placement of your article. For the publication of articles, certain Guidelines and Formalities need to be respected. If your organization or company wants to place an advertisement in Solarzeitalter, please make sure to use the email-address below to discuss the publication date and price of the display.

Solarzeitalter as a digital product:
Each year's issues will be released as one CD-ROM at the end of the year.

Publisher & Editorial Department:
EUROSOLAR e.V. European Association for Renewable Energies
Irm Scheer-Pontenagel (Publisher)
Gert Samuel (editorial department)


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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