International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES I)

The case of energy autonomy: Storing Renewable Energies

October 30 and 31, 2006
Science Park Gelsenkirchen/Germany

Conference documents

First day, October 30: Politics and system solutions

Session I: Basic considerations on Energy Storage
Professor Dirk Uwe Sauer, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
The demand for energy storage in regenerative energy systems
Jim McDowall, Electricity Storage Association, USA
Implementation of Storage with Renewables - Industry Status
Dr. Ulf Bossel, European Fuel Cell Forum, Switzerland
Physics and economy of energy storage
Dr. Hermann Scheer, Member of German Parliament, President EUROSOLAR, General Chairman WCRE, Germany
The technological and economic incentives for the fast and broad diffusion of Renewable Energies
Session II: Renewable Energies around the clock
Dr. Jan Tönnies
About the storage of Renewable Energies
Dr. Rudolf Rechsteiner, Member of Swiss Parliament, Switzerland
Renewable Energy in combination and trends in energy storage, with special contribution to Swiss hydro storage for wind and solar power
Dr. Michael Vandenbergh , ISET Kassel, Germany
Hybrid systems for fixed and mobile applications
Vanessa Grimm , Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany
Energy storage technologies - a way to cope with the internmittent supply of Renewable Energies

Professor J. K. Kaldellis, TEI of Piraeus, Greece
Off-grid solutions

Norbert Lewald, Stadtwerke Karlsruhe, Germany
The integration of decentralized storage in low and medium voltage grids
Christoph Gatzen, University of Cologne, Germany
The economy of energy storage
Dr. Christoph Wittwer, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Germany
The storage capacity of co-generation
Professor Dr. Dr. Müller-Steinhagen, University of Stuttgart, German Aerospace Center, Germany
The storage of solar heat

Steffen Philipp , German Energy Agency (dena), German
The use of storage systems for the integration of wind energy into the electricity supply

Second day, October 31: Technology improvement
Parallel session III a- Thermal Storage Systems

Thermal Storage Systems –
Concepts and Technologies for Thermal Storage Systems
Dr. Peter Schossig, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Germany
Technologies and materials for the thermal energy storage
Dr. Rainer Tamme, German Aerospace Center DLR, Institut für Thermodynamik und Wärmetechnik, Germany
High temperature-heat storage for process hear und power plants
Franziska Scheffler, Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern), Germany
Carrier supported zeolites for thermal sorption storage – characteristics and application potential

Dr. Joachim Götsche , Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Sand storage – Examination of a new storage concept for solar tower power stations

Thermal Storage Systems –
Phase Change Materials
Professor Dr. Dong Zhang, Stuttgart university / Deyan Xiao Tongji University, Shanghai, China
PCM/nano-graphite composite and its application as thermal energy storage in green building in China
Li Huang , Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT, Germany
PCS-Systems for cold storage and cold supply networks
Jürgen Kleinwächter, Sunvention GmbH, Germany, Michael Felderhoff, Max-Planck Institut, Germany
Discontinuous thermo-chemical magnesium hydride-Alanat-heat pump -  compact solar energy storage and und heat transformator
Jens Holger Dieckmann, University Kaiserslautern, Germany
Latent heat storage in concrete

Poster presentations
Link to Poster presentations

Thermal Storage Systems –
Various Thermal Storage Concepts

Professor Antonio Ciolfi, Università di Roma ”La Sapienza”Facoltà di Architettura, Italy
Passive solar component for direct/indirect gain using innovative high capacitance materials to store solar heat gain
Wim van Helden, ECN Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, The Netherlands
PREHEAT: Policy reinforcement for heat storage technologies in Europe
Georg Storch, Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern), Germany
Evaluation of mobile storage systems for heat transport
Bungo Ezawa, Shimon Shoshani, Lahmeyer International, Germany
Thermal storage of wind power for a higher wind energy penetration
Prof. Dr. Martin Demuth
Generation of hydrogen and oxygen from water with titanium silicide and solar
radiation including storage of gases.

Parallel session III b- Electrical Storage Systems

Electrical Storage Systems –
Advanced Large Energy Storage Systems

Professor Maria Skyllas-Kazacos, University of New South Wales, Australia
The UNSW/ V-Fuel vanadium redox flow battery technologies for the storage of Renewable Energy
Dr. Andreas Jossen, Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Advances in Redox Flow batteries
Bjorn Jonshagen, ZBB Technologies Ltd, Australia
The zinc bromine battery for Renewable Energy storage
Fritz Crotogino, KBB Underground Technologies GmbH, Germany
Compressed air storage
Electrical Storage Systems – Battery Storage Storage Systems
Michael E. Reed, Electro Energy Inc., USA
The bipolar nickel metal hydride high voltage power and energy storage
battery systems
Dr. Guy Sarre, Saft Batteries, France
Advanced PV energy storage systems with Lithium-Ion batteries
Dr. Dieter Rahner, University Dresden, Germany
Electrochemical storage systems: SuperCaps
Professor Dirk Uwe Sauer, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Other battery storage technologies (lead-acid, high temperature batteries, ...)
Professor Dr. Wolfgang Wiesner, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Characterisation of solar batteries in long-term ageing tests according to IEC 61427
Electrical Storage Systems –
More advanced Storage Technologies

Matthew L. Lazarewicz, Beacon Power Corporation, USA
Flywheels as high power storage devices for grid load balancing and stabilization

Dr. Frans Thoolen, CCM Centre for Concepts in Mechatronics B. V., The Netherlands
Flywheels as high power storage devices for mobile applications presentation
Professor Dr. Wolf-Rüdiger Canders, TU Braunschweig, Germany
Flywheel mass energy storage with HTS-bearing - development status
Sylvain Lemofouet, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland
Hydro-pneumatic Energy Storage Systems for Renewable Sources Support: Principle, Efficiency Optimisation Strategies and Possible topologies
Jörg Linnemann, Robert Steinberger-Wilckens, PLANET – Planungsgruppe Energie und Technik GbR, Germany
The storage of wind energy: technological and economic realisation
Fernand Zanter, Société Electrique de l'Our, Luxembourg
New opportunities and challenges for pumped hydro storage in the liberalised energy market"

Session IV: Conclusions

Dr. Peter Schossig, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE (Rapporteur)
Conclusions on Thermal Storage Systems
Dr. Marion Perrin, Institut National de l'énergie solaire (Rapporteur), France
Conclusions on Electrical Storage Systems
Hans-Josef Fell, Member of the German Parliament, Germany
Research and development policy for energy storage
Dr. Harry Lehmann, Vice President EUROSOLAR, Federal Environment Agency, Germany
100 % energy provision through Renewables
Dr. Malcolm T. Jacques, New Energy Options, Australia
The integration of renewables into the grid
18.00 Closing remarks by Dr. Hermann Scheer