Press releases

European Solar Prize 2017 – Announcement of the award winners

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Bonn/Vienna, 8 November 2017 – For a rapid and efficient energy transition in Europe, pioneers and innovators in the field of renewable energy are needed. With the yearly awarding of the European Solar Prize, EUROSOLAR, together with its national sections, makes these actors the focus of public awareness and gives fresh impetus to a decentralized energy turnaround based on 100% renewables. Towards the end of each year, the award winners are invited to a celebratory event in an European city. Having previously been held in Rome, Prague and Barcelona this year’s edition of the European Solar Prize will be awarded in Vienna. EUROSOLAR and EUROSOLAR Austria present this year’s winners on Saturday, 18 November 2017, at the venue of Technical University Vienna (TU the Sky).

Call on Spain, Catalonia and the EU to negotiate the affirmation of a new and renewable energy based Catalonia

Bonn, 22 October 2017 – We call on Spain and the EU to immediately step back from confrontation and allow democracy to rule and respect the will of the Catalonian people. This is the true meaning and realisation of the European Union: the softening of national boundaries and the strengthening of regional cultural, ecological and economical realms. Let's also not let a good independence movement go to waste: and make sure the Catalonian and other European movements towards cultural affinity and regional self-determination are supported and endowed with a deeper existential meaning: the turn from nuclear and fossil energy. Herein lies the real promise and deep rationale of an independent Catalona, Scottland, Lombardia or Bavaria: the ability to not only shed the antiquated notion of national states and fixed if arbitrary boundaries, but also the reconstruction of a resilient, peaceful and united Europe - a renewable Union of Regions.

EUROSOLAR applauds ICAN being awarded with Nobel Peace Prize

Resolution of the Board of EUROSOLAR Germany endorsed by the EUROSOLAR Executive Council Bonn, 9 October 2017 – EUROSOLAR e.V. welcomes the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the anti-nuclear campaign ICAN and congratulates the organization for this honor. It focuses the attention on the madness of nuclear weapons. The struggle against nuclear weapons and the struggle against the nuclear economy and its nuclear power plants are two sides of the same coin.

G20 summit in Hamburg: No „Talk globally, postpone nationally“-policy

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This week the Heads of State and Government of the 20 economically strongest industrialized and threshold countries will meet in Hamburg. The German government has as host put the topics of Energy and Climate on the agenda. In 2017 however, it takes far more than good intentions and political speeches at a summer-meeting that is not constituted democratically and has no real legitimacy under international law.

IRES and ESE Conferences: Final conclusions and political claims

(Prof. Peter Droege, President EUROSOLAR e.V. / Photo: Messe Düsseldorf, Constanze Tillmann) Düsseldorf, 16 March 2017. The 11th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES 2017) of EUROSOLAR e.V. and the 6th Energy Storage Europe 2017 (ESE) trade fair from Messe Düsseldorf will end today. More than 650 experts attended the conferences and discussed the latest developments focusing on science and research (IRES) and business and finance (ESE). Over 4,200 visitors from more than 55 countries attended this year's trade fair. These figures affirm yet again the position of the IRES Conference, the Energy Storage Europe Conference and the trade fair as the world's leading platform for storage technologies – ranging from battery storage to thermal and mechanical storage up to Power2Gas and their practical applications.

The world’s largest energy storage event from 14 till 16 March in Düsseldorf

Bonn, 16 February 2017. For the third time EUROSOLAR e.V. and Messe Düsseldorf will organize the biggest energy storage event of the year, including the 11th International Conference on Renewable Energies (IRES) and the 6th Energy Storage Europe (ESE). From 14 to 16 March 2017 international experts from science and research, business and finance, politics and society will meet to discuss the progress of storage technologies and their market launch. The two conferences, together with the world's largest trade fair for storage solutions, form the most comprehensive event in the industry. The visitors expect a varied and extensive event and supporting program on three days.

Energy Storage Europe Conference: Focus on the most important questions regarding international storage markets

Düsseldorf, 15 February 2017. What is status quo of the most important international storage markets? How can storage solutions be financed and how much storage capacity is required in total? These are important issues of this year‘s Energy Storage Europe Conference. With speakers from the International Energy Agency, Samsung SDI, Uniper, Innogy, Allianz Climate Solutions and IHS Technology, the conference pools the knowledge of leading manufacturers, energy providers as well as market experts, financing and climate experts.