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EUROSOLAR European Association for Renewable Energies e. V.
purpose Completely replace nuclear and fossil energy with renewable energy
Chair: Peter Droege
Executive Director: Steffen Otzipka
Establishment date: August 22, 1988
Seat : Bonn , GermanyGermanyGermany 
Eurosolar office in Bonn (2018)

Eurosolar - European Association for Renewable Energies e. V. (spelling: EUROSOLAR ) is a German association based in Bonn . The association has sections in 13 countries ( Bulgaria , Denmark , Germany , Georgia , Italy , Luxembourg , Austria , Russia , Spain , Czech Republic , Turkey , Ukraine and Hungary ).

Alignment and History

The aim is to promote the introduction of renewable energies in all their forms, in the political and economic field as well as in the public. The aim is to replace fossil and nuclear energies with a solar energy age. The association is non-partisan, non-profit and operates on an international level with 13 sections. Members of Eurosolar (German section) are approx. 2800 natural members, approx. 180 supporting members and approx. 400 legal members (associations, institutions, federal states, districts, municipalities, cities and companies).

Solar Age - Politics, Culture and Economy Renewable Energies is an organ of the association and at the same time a general- interest magazine (quarterly, circulation: 4,000 copies, ISSN  0937-3802 ).

The association was founded in 1988 on the initiative of the SPD politician and later holder of the Right Livelihood Award Hermann Scheer . The first manager was his wife, Irm Pontenagel. Scheer was President of Eurosolar until his death on October 14, 2010. In April 2011 Hermann Scheer was posthumously appointed Honorary President.

The association organizes numerous impulse conferences and conference series, for example:

  • Biomass conference The farmer as an energy and raw material farmer
  • European Conference on Solar Energy in Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Conference public utilities with renewable energies
  • Conference series on the storage of renewable energies (IRES)
  • World forum for renewable energies

In addition, the association carries out intensive lobbying work in the national parliaments of Europe and at the EU level. 2001 initiated the establishment of Euro Solar World Council for Renewable Energy (World Council for Renewable Energy - WCRE ) as a global umbrella organization. Together with the WCRE, Eurosolar was the godfather for the initiation and founding of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which 136 countries have since joined (as of June 2009).

Eurosolar is a member of the Green Electricity Label e. V., which awards the seal of quality of the same name for green electricity offers.

». . . EUROSOLAR is not a lobby, not a federal association of medium-sized innovators, it is not a political party, not a law firm for energy issues, not a PR agency, not an information center for solar entrepreneurs and not a federal center for solar education - just all of this. As an organization, EUROSOLAR stands across from the usual sociological separation of the systems of politics, economy and science. . . and his activities range from specialist craftsmanship to providing information about the “societal, indeed global civilizational” task that has to be mastered in this century - so writes Hermann Scheer. It's an organization that suits its founder. An education agency, theoretical as well as practical, learned as well as cheeky, mediating between the knowledge of natural science and the idea of ​​a good society. An organ of the New Era, one of the nodes in a global network in which the future of a new era is being prepared. "

- Mathias Greffrath : Solar Age, 2/2019

The association is registered with the German Bundestag in the “ Public List of the Registration of Associations and their Representatives ”.

German and European Solar Prize

German Solar Prize 2015

Since 1994, the association has been awarding the German and European Solar Prize annually for projects in the field of renewable energies that are particularly worthy of funding. There are also national competitions in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Spain and Luxembourg. There are the following price categories:

  • Cities and municipalities or public utilities
  • Industrial, commercial or agricultural holdings / businesses
  • Local or regional associations as sponsors of projects for renewable energies
  • Solar building
  • Media award for journalists, authors or a medium for reports on renewable energies
  • Transport systems with renewable energies
  • Education and training
  • Special price for special personal commitment

In addition, so-called plaque winners of the German Solar Prize are presented every year. The projects awarded in the category owner or operator of systems for the use of renewable energies are buildings that are outstanding from an energetic point of view. Eurosolar would like to pay particular tribute to passive and plus energy houses.

See also

Web links

Commons : Eurosolar  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. a b EUROSOLAR has a new President: Professor Peter Droege press release of April 5, 2011
  2. Imprint. In: 2019, accessed April 10, 2019 .
  3. August 22, 1988 to August 22, 2018: EUROSOLAR eV celebrates its thirtieth birthday today. Exactly thirty years ago, with EUROSOLAR, an independent organization was launched that for the first time represented the goal of a decentralized, citizen-oriented energy transition worldwide. For the thirtieth anniversary, we will only look back briefly and then look forward again., August 22, 2018, archived from the original on August 30, 2018 ; accessed on September 8, 2018 .
  4. Statutes of EUROSOLAR - European Association for Renewable Energies. (22.6 kB PDF) July 11, 2006, accessed July 30, 2010 .
  5. Flyer: For a quick and complete switch to renewable energies. (PDF, 444kB) Support our charitable work as a member or sponsor!, March 2, 2020, p. 2 , archived from the original on March 2, 2020 ; accessed on March 2, 2020 .
  6. Announcement of the public list of the registration of associations and their representatives. From May 2, 2016., accessed on June 4, 2016 .
  7. ^ Sections. (No longer available online.), archived from the original on June 11, 2016 ; accessed on June 11, 2016 .
  8. Pontenagel, Irm (ViSdP): SOLARZEITALTER Media-Information 2010. (156.5 kB PDF) EUROSOLAR e. V., October 6, 2009, accessed July 30, 2010 .
  9. Hein, Jan-Philipp: Der Windmacher. In: Die Welt from April 14, 2008. Axel Springer AG , accessed on July 30, 2010 : "Essay"
  10. Scheer, Hermann, accessed on October 15, 2010 : “President of EUROSOLAR e. V. died on October 14, 2010 in Berlin "
  11. Work program 2011, published on the EUROSOLAR website.
  12. Leading storage conferences merge. (No longer available online.), archived from the original on June 11, 2016 ; accessed on June 11, 2016 .
  13. IRES conference series. (No longer available online.), archived from the original on June 11, 2016 ; accessed on June 11, 2016 .
  14. ^ On the 75th birthday of Hermann Scheer . In: Irm Scheer-Pontenagel (Ed.): Solar Age ; 2/2019 . July 9, 2019, ISSN  0937-3802 ( [accessed July 30, 2019] Author: Mathias Greffrath, pages 35-38, PDF version ).
  15. Plaques of the German Solar Prize 2011. EUROSOLAR e. V., accessed on October 18, 2012 .

Coordinates: 50 ° 43 '24.2 "  N , 7 ° 6' 55.3"  E