• IRES 2018
    13-15 March 2018
    12th International
    Renewable Energy

    7th Energy Storage

  • ESP 2017
    18th November
    Solar Prize 2017
    Award Ceremony
    and Symposium

    Vienna, Austria

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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.


30 September 2017

Austrian Solar Prize

Award Ceremony of Austrian Solar Prize

14 October 2017

German Solar Prize

Award Ceremony of German Solar Prize in Wuppertal, Germany

10 November 2017

Participation in sustainable cities – locally and globally

COP 23 – The world climate conference takes place in Bonn and we are getting involved!

18 November 2017

European Solar Prize

Award Ceremony of European Solar Prize in Vienna, Austria

20 November 2017


Symposium as a supplement to the conference (in german)

13-15 March 2018

IRES 2018

12th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES) and 7th Energy Storage Europe (ESE) in Düsseldorf, Germany


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

  • Award Ceremony of the European Solar Prize 2017 and Symposium 'The Energy Transition in Europe'

    Saturday, 18 November 2017, TU the Sky, Vienna

    Promoting the successful implementation of renewable energies – with this intention EUROSOLAR has been honoring cities, municipalities, architects, communal and private companies, associations, organizations and cooperatives, journalists and, of course, citizens who actively support the energy transition with the Solar Prizes for 24 years. Pioneers and leaders are put into the focus of public attention and illustrate how the realistic and practicable use of renewable energy is possible and how it contributes to the complete transformation of the energy system.

    Towards the end of each year, the award winners are invited to a celebratory event in a European city. Having previously been held in Prague and Barcelona, this year’s edition of the European Solar Prize will be awarded in Vienna. We are pleased to present this year's award winners together with EUROSOLAR-Austria on Saturday afternoon, 18 November 2017, at Technical University Vienna TU the Sky.

    In the morning, a symposium will be held on the topic 'The Energy Transition in Europe'. The speakers will present and discuss potentials and conclusions for a sustainable European energy system in the fields of solar architecture, urban planning, energy economy and energy politics. A visit of the buildings of the Technical University will take place just before the symposium.

    We would like to invite you to be part of the award ceremony and the exciting symposium. Both events are free of charge. We look forward to welcome you in Vienna!



    9:00 - 10:00 Visit of the buildings of Technical University Vienna (TU the Sky)

    10:00 Arrival, Registration, Coffee & Piano Music

    10:15 Welcome
    Prof. Peter Droege, EUROSOLAR

    10:30 - 12:30 Symposium 'The Energy Transition in Europe'
    moderated by Wolfgang Hein, EUROSOLAR Austria

    Principles of Sustainable Architecture and the Use of Renewable Energy
    Prof. Karin Stieldorf, TU Vienna
    Best Practice Examples of Solar Architecture in Europe
    Astrid Schneider, Austrian Institute of Technology
    Immediate Urban and Regional Tasks in the Energetic Reconstruction of Europe
    Prof. Peter Droege, EUROSOLAR
    Perspectives for a Sustainable European Energy Policy
    Stephan Grüger, Member of the Hessian Parliament, EUROSOLAR
    Perspectives for a Sustainable European Energy Economy
    Prof. Stefan Schleicher, University of Graz (tbc)


    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break & Piano Music

    Arrival, Registration

    14:00 - 17:00 Award Ceremony of the European Solar Prize 2017
    moderated by Wolfgang Hein, EUROSOLAR Austria

    Prof. Sabine Seidler, TU Vienna (tbc)
    Dr. Hans Otto Schmidt, EUROSOLAR Austria
    Mag. Thomas Reindl, City of Vienna

    N.N., Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy

    Presentation of this year's Award Winners
    moderated by Prof. Peter Droege, EUROSOLAR

    17:00 - 18:00 Get Together & Piano Music


    Getreidemarkt BA Hochhaus

    Technical University Vienna (TU the Sky)
    Getreidemarkt 9
    1060 Vienna, Austria




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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.

    The prize is given to make pioneers and leaders the focus of public attention all over Europe and to give fresh impetus to a renewable energy-based and decentralized energy turnaround. It honors outstanding and innovative projects and initiatives from all parts of society. At the end of each year the award winners are celebrated at a festive gathering in different European countries.

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