Press release: IRES 2023 – CALL FOR ABSTRACTS opened


EUROSOLAR press release, 08 March 2023

Bonn, Germany. The Call for Abstracts for the 17th International Renewable Energy Storage and Systems (IRES) Conference has been launched. IRES23 is held from November 28-30, 2023 in Düsseldorf, Germany, as well as online. IRES is one of the world’s premier scientific conferences on this topic of its kind.

Experts from storage systems, technology and science are invited to submit abstracts on their current research work, case studies and results in the field of renewable energy storage and systems, from batteries to thermal systems, fit-for-purpose green hydrogen and other energy carriers, to storage as heart of the larger RE ecosystem. Relevant and key presentations in the fields of policy, finance, business and law are also welcome. The focus is not only on decarbonized industrial processes through the use of renewable energy storage and related systems – but also on the rapid transformation of the economy as a whole. The conference is organized by EUROSOLAR, the European Association for Renewable Energies e.V., proud to work with Messe Düsseldorf and the decarbXpo Decarbonized Industries exhibition.

The task of the IRES Scientific Committee is program design, abstract and paper peer review, and global networking of relevant institutions. The Committee will be cochaired by electrical engineering expert Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Saša Bukvić-Schäfer, of the University of Applied Sciences Hamm-Lippstadt, Germany, and PTX pioneer and author Dr.-Ing. Michael Sterner, of the Regensburg OTH Research Center for Energy Networks and Storage Systems, Germany from 2023 to 2025. Their joint statement says: “Renewable Energy Storage and Systems Technology is the backbone of our global infrastructures. We welcome the most exciting and relevant contributions from across Europe and the rest of the world because IRES is the leading voice, showcase, and platform for this quickly expanding field. “

International Platform on Storage Systems for Renewable Energies

Since 2006 the conference has become an international platform for representatives from science, research and politics – also focusing on essential infrastructure. “The rapid shift to a 100% renewable society and economy is essential for global peace and climate stability. This requires a massive, diverse and distributed renewable energy storage and systems infrastructure across all forms of renewable energy, from heat to electricity, from sector coupling to system integration. The IRES is focused on this, and the world’s largest and most significant scientific renewable energy storage and systems event of its kind.” said Professor Peter Droege, President of EUROSOLAR and Chair of the IRES organizing committee.

Submission of Abstracts

The deadline for submitting an abstract is June 15, 2023. Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and, if positive, selected for the program as an oral or poster presentation for the upcoming conference. The conference is presented as a hybrid event with Messe Düsseldorf. All instructions for the Call for Abstracts can be found here:

Picture material: Logo and pictures of the 17th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference, available online at

About the International Renewable Energy Storage and Systems (IRES) Conference

The International Renewable Energy Storage and Systems (IRES) Conference is the world’s premier refereed science and technology conferences in renewable energy storage and related systems for renewable energy. The conference provides a comprehensive scientific treatment of energy storage technologies and systems that can enable the global transition to decarbonization of economies and their industries through renewable energy systems. The IRES conference is organized by and trademark of EUROSOLAR, the European Association for Renewable Energies e.V.

IRES website:

New Chairs of the Scientific Committee

Dr. Aleksandra Saša Bukvić-Schäfer

Prof. Dr. Bukvić-Schäfer studied electrical Engineering at the University of Sarajevo and the University of Kassel, where she received her PhD degree. In 2000 she began her scientific career at the Department of Efficient Energy Conversion at University Kassel before joining the Institute for Solar Energy Technology e.V. in 2007 as Head of the Energy Storage Technology Group. In 2010 she joined SMA Solar Technology AG as Senior Expert Engineer Battery Storage working on the development of the battery system technology and became in 2019 Head of Business Development & Partner Management. Since 2021 she is Professor at University of Applied Sciences Hamm-Lippstadt.

Dr.-Ing. Michael Sterner

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Sterner researches and teaches the fields of hydrogen, energy storage, energy economics and integration of renewable energies at OTH Regensburg. He developed and patented the storage technology Power-to-Gas with Dr. Specht and is the originator of Power-to-X moniker. He acts in advisory boards on hydrogen for the German government and the European Commission. He initiated the VDI guideline 4635 on Power-to-X, scientifically accompanied the development of H2Global and is active in VDE and IPCC. Together with Prof. Stadler, he has published the standard work ‘Handbook of Energy Storage’ with Springer-Nature-Editors. In addition to numerous scientific publications, he has given well over 600 lectures on the energy transition and received several awards on PTX.


EUROSOLAR, the European Association for Renewable Energies e.V.,, is a non-profit organization and independent of political parties, institutions, companies and interest groups. EUROSOLAR, chaired by President Professor Peter Droege, develops and stimulates political and economic action plans and concepts for the introduction of renewable energies. From 2020 through 2030 the pan-European membership organization works in the framework of its 10-point Regenerative Erath Decade, Its efforts ranges from market introduction strategies to proposals for further research and development policies, from policy to climate peace initiatives to advance renewable energy, from the contribution of solar energy across the Global South through its World Council for Renewable Energy, to agricultural, transport and construction policies. EUROSOLAR was founded in 1988 by the renewable energy pioneer Dr. Hermann Scheer and has its head office in Bonn, Germany since.

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