The conference


Experts from Industry and Research discuss Storage Solutions for Renewable Energies


 Efficient storage technologies play a pivotal role in a sustainable energy supply based on renewable energies. This particularly applies to solar and wind energy where the lack of storage techniques is becoming an increasingly limiting factor. The role that energy storage plays in future energy supplies is the topic of “Energy Storage – International Summit for the Storage of Renewable Energies” in March 2012.

The conference with accompanying technical exhibition celebrating its premiere on 13 and 14 March 2012 will focus on practical feasibility. Representatives from research, industry, politics and energy supply will get together in order to shed some light on commercially viable applications and innovative concepts for energy storage as well as on their potential and affordability. The aim is to outline a roadmap towards commercially viable storage technologies for future-proof energy scenarios.

The internationally renowned scientist Prof. Dr. Eicke R. Weber, spokesman of the Fraunhofer Energy Alliance and Head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg, is the Chairman of the Programme Committee.

The conference is accompanied by an exhibition at which research institutes and enterprises present applications-oriented concepts and industry-ready storage solutions. The venue is the Congress Center CCD. South at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre.

Further Information:

Please find the program here.





The first “Energy Storage” conducts research, political, industry and utility 
companies  to  discuss  innovative  concepts  and market-ready  applications  for  the  storage  of energy.

Dr. Norbert Röttgen, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, will adress a keynote concerning the energy transformation in Germany.

Chairman of the conference is Prof. Dr. Eicke R. Weber, Spokesman of the Fraunhofer Energy Alliance and Head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy systems in Freiburg. Head of the program committee is Dr. Claus Beneking, consultant.

The conference covers the following topics:
Overall Context of Energy Management and the Role of Storage Technologies for future Energy Supply 
Electrochemical Storage (Batteries)
Thermal Storage 
Renewable Hydrogene and Methane – Power-to-Gas
Large scale Hydro Storage and European Grid Integration
On-Grid electrical Energy Storage – Systems Design 

Finally, there will be a discussion involving all session leaders about the status quo of the technology, applications and innovations and about the future prospects for energy storage.

Please find the complete program here.

The conference language is German/English with a simultaneous translation.

Please use our online-registration form.






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