Workshop: Key Technologies for Future Energy Systems - Solar Heating and Cooling and Energy Storage
In our time, being a researcher in the field of energy storage and solar thermal energy use is almost a privilege, due to the fact that nowadays the majority of our society shares the belief that energy efficiency and renewable energy sources will play a key role for the energy future of mankind.
With its Energy Concept, the German government has formulated guidelines for an environmentally sound, reliable and affordable energy supply and for the first time mapped a road into the age of renewable energy. Scenarios show that upgrading the energy performance of the building stock is the central key to modernising our energy supply and achieving our climate protection targets. The Energy Concept not only defines the share of renewable energy concerning heat and electricity until 2050 but also the roadmap for retrofitting buildings and infrastructures.
The Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology has provided support for Germany’s participation in the IEA-ECES and IEA-SHC Programmes for many years.
We are happy to invite you to this public workshop which will present the latest results from the IEA Tasks and hopefully will be an inspiring forum.
Dr. Rodoula Tryfonidou
Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology