Call for papers: 5th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference IRES 2010

Start/Stop Date:
01 May 2010
Eurosolar and the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE)
Focus Areas:
Renewable Energy Storage
Type of Event:

Because of the huge success of the IRES conference series, EUROSOLAR and the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) are continuing the series in 2010 and cordially invite you to the 5th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES 2010), that will take place in Berlin, November 22-24, 2010.

The new Call for Papers is already open for your submissions:
The global potentials of Renewable Energy enable us to achieve an all-encompassing substitution for fossil fuels and atomic energy in the fields of heat, electricity and mobility.

This substitution, which entails the full exploitation of Renewable Energies, requires on the one hand, power grids and grid management tailored to the needs of Renewable Energy generation in relation to the demand for energy and taking into account the mix of complementary, available Renewable Energies, and on the other hand, the storage of heat and electricity for different periods of time, applications areas and performances.
Ground breaking opportunities will thereby emerge for the dynamic exploitation of Renewable Energies in manifold energy-autonomous forms, in residential construction and by and for enterprises, residential developments, cities, regions and countries. Herein also lies the chance of achieving numerous technological innovations along with new prospects for the industries.
You are invited to submit brief descriptions addressing the following topics:

  • Storage solutions for electricity, heat and mobility (electrochemical, electrostatic, electromechanical, electrodynamic, chemical, thermal and thermochemical)
  • Storage systems for stationary and mobile applications and how they are connected to the power grid
  • Off-grid and micro-grid systems
  • Hybrid and combined Renewable Energy (virtual) power plants and smart grid concepts
  • The need for storage capacity – scenarios and estimations for all application areas
  •  Strategies for systems with a high share of Renewable Energy and 100% Renewable Energy systems
  • Business and cost models for the operation of storage systems and hybrid and combined Renewable Energy power plants under different economic and technological frameworks
  • Hight temperature storage for Concentrating Solar Power (CSP)
  • Heat storage for industrial applications
  • Solutions for the self consumption of photovoltaic energy
  • and especially realised storage systems and the experiences gained from their operation

Projects can also be presented through posters at the conference location (Poster size A0). There will be a special poster session during the conference that will give all poster presenters the opportunity to explain their projects and work to the conference attendees.
Please send us a brief description of your speech/poster presentation (maximum 1 page plus 2 optional pages with charts and diagrams) until May 1, 2010 to the following address:
EUROSOLAR e.V., Kaiser- Friedrich- Str. 11, 53113 Bonn, Germany, Tel.: 0228-362373, Fax: 0228-361279 or email us at:
All submissions should include:

  • The title of your presentation
  • Your full name and postal address, phone/fax/email address and possibly a contact person in case of inquiries
  • An abstract of your presentation
  • Results and conclusions/résumé


  • Font: Times New Roman, 12 pt, Title in capital letters
  • Single line spacing
  • Word (.doc) or PDF-file

Contact person:
Valentin Hollain, Scientific Advisor
Ph. +49 228 -362373
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