Employment Opportunities at DERlab

Employment Opportunities at DERlab

For our office in Kassel we are looking to fill these full time positions:

Research Engineer

Research Coordinator

Application deadline: 30 April 2018

Applications are to be submitted in English at

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DERlab partners with IRED 2018

DERlab partners with IRED 2018

DERlab is delighted to become an official partner of the 8th International Conference on the Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources (IRED) that will take place on 17-19 October 2018 in Vienna (AT).

IRED is a global conference gathering experts from industry, government and academia to share information on state-of-the-art technologies, research and know-how and engage in lively discussions related to the integration of renewable and distributed energy resources into the power systems. The conference will focus on the technical, market, and regulatory issues that challenge the integration of these resources into the grid. The conference will include several opportunities for in-depth discussion within pre-conference sessions, post-conference breakouts, a poster session, and evening events.

Become a sponsor

By supporting IRED you are supporting the integration of renewables and Distributed Energy Resources inro the grid.

As a sponsor you are provided with a number of exclusive benefits. Contact DERlab if you would like to be sponsor and we will provide you with all further information.

€ 1,500

  • One complimentary registration
  • Recognition on the conference materials, emails and website
  • Table in a well trafficked area of the conference

€ 7,500

  • Recognition at the poster session
  • Two complimentary registrations
  • Recognition on the conference programme distributed to all attendees
  • Recognition on the conference materials, emails and website
  • Table in a well trafficked area of the conference

Call for posters is open on the following topics:

  • Grid Integration of Centralised and Decentralised Storage Devices
  • Large-Scale Renewable Generation
  • Renewable Power Forecasting
  • Market and Business Models
  • Grid Operation and Resiliency
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Successful Demonstrations
  • Control, Protection and Energy Management
  • Generation and Load Management
  • Solar and Wind Energy Integration
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Island Grids and Micro-Grids
  • Transmission and Distribution

The abstract, in English, should include:

Full title, author’s full name, affiliation, address, phone/fax/e-mail, name and affiliation of co-authors, topic, a brief summary including the purpose, methods, approach, results and conclusions of the presented work. The abstract should fit on ONE standard A4 sheet. In addition, authors may submit one additional explanatory page to facilitate the reviewer’s assessment. A template for the preparation of the poster will be provided. Selected posters will be presented in poster sessions and will be uploaded on the conference website and proceedings.

Abstracts should be submitted for review to ired2018(at)



A Poster Award will be given for the best poster submission, and a 2-minute summary presentation at the conference. The decision will be made by a board of referees consisting of the members of the scientific committee.

You can find the programme on the IRED website.


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Join the EuroSun 2018 Call for Papers

Join the EuroSun 2018 Call for Papers

The 12th edition of the International Conference on Solar Energy for Buildings and Industry (EuroSun 2018) will take place from September 10-13, 2018 in Rapperswil (CH) hosted by HSR, the University of Applied Science Rapperswil.

Abstracts are welcome on the following conference topics:

  • Solar Buildings
  • Solar Assisted District Heating and Cooling
  • Solar Heat for Industrial Processes
  • Domestic Hot Water and Space Heating
  • Solar Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (8th International Workshop on Solar Air Conditioning)
  • PV and PVT Systems for Buildings and Industry
  • Solar Thermal Collectors and Solar Loop Components
  • Thermal Storage
  • Testing & Certification
  • System Simulation (2nd SIGES Conference on the Simulation of Energy Systems for Buildings)
  • Solar Resource and Energy Meteorology
  • Solar Education
  • Renewable Energy Strategies and Policies

Submission Procedure

The template for the preparation of the abstract is available here. The length of the abstract may not exceed 2 pages. Papers which exceed 2 pages cannot be uploaded to the website.
If you do not receive a confirmation mail following your abstract submission, please contact:

Submission deadline is: February 28, 2018

More Information here


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Join the ICSG Istanbul 2018

Join the ICSG Istanbul 2018

When: 25-26 April 2018
Where: Istanbul Congress Centre


The importance of using existing systems and resources with efficiency and clean environment awareness is vital. In this context, the 6th International Smart Grids and Cities Congress and Fair (ICSG Istanbul 2018) will gather over 10 thousand energy stakeholders and nearly 350 global corporations as exhibitors on 25-26 April 2018 in Istanbul (TR).


The congress will address contemporary developments of energy and environment sectors and the following topics:

  • Strategies, Planning and Quality for Smart Grids and Smart Cities
  • Socio-Economic Aspects of Smart Grids and Smart Cities
  • Architectures & Systems for Smart Grids
  • Energy Management (EMS) and Monitoring Systems
  • Energy Generation & Storage Technologies and Systems for Smart Grids
  • Energy Consumption Forecasting Techniques and Algorithms
  • Smart Grid Networking & Communication Techniques
  • Smart Grids Protection, Fault Management, Energy/Power Quality and Maintenance
  • Human Sources Management for Smart Grids
  • Case Studies and Innovative Applications for Smart Cities
  • Smart Grids and Energy Harvesting

This congress will provide an international platform in order to throw the participants together with all the shareholders, find answers to many questions, teach the latest innovations about smart grids, show sample applications and define investment strategies.

Official Press Release

Read more about the congress here

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Nikos Hatziargyriou takes chairmanship of ETIP SNET

Nikos Hatziargyriou takes chairmanship of ETIP SNET

Nikos Hatziargyriou starts his chairmanship at the meeting of the governing board of ETIP SNET on 24 January 2018 . He succeeds Konstantin Staschus, ENTSO-E Chief Innovation Officer, who has been chairman of the ETIP SNET since its creation in July 2016.

As CEO of HEDNO, Greece’s Distribution System Operator (DSO), Nikos Hatziargyriou has been a member of EDSO’s Board of Directors since 2015. A prominent researcher, he has also been working as a Professor at National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) since 1985, participating in more than 60 research projects. Since its establishment in 2016, the ETIP has already delivered several key publications, such as a 10-year Research & Innovation Roadmap  and its Implementation Plan for 2017-2020. These documents aim to identify the necessary research & innovation priorities to advance the energy transition. In mid-2018, the ETIP SNET will complete and publish its vision for the european energy system by 2050.

Nikos Hatziargyriou about their challenging work: “We aim to give a comprehensive perspective on what the energy system will look like by 2050, how the energy transition will have changed the everyday life of European citizens and what it will take to get there. Providing such an overview and then realising it are two exciting challenges, and the ETIP SNET has proven that with all the right stakeholders around the table, we can make this plan become true.”



Read more here

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Fraunhofer IWES in Kassel becomes Fraunhofer IEE

Fraunhofer IWES in Kassel becomes Fraunhofer IEE

Since Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology’s  founding, the two departments IEE and IWES have developed two independent profiles in their fields, the board decides to proceed as two specialised institutes. While the sector in Kassel becomes IEE, the headquarters in Bremerhaven will remain under the initial IWES.

The planned new building for Fraunhofer 2020 in Kassel

Already, the Fraunhofer IWES in Kassel is a household name in wind energy technology and inner industry workings. It has accredited and certificated assessment infrastructures, competences in their methods this future institue is focused on wind energy  systems and technology. “It is very well equipped to contribute substantially toward facing enormous technical challenges.” says Prof. Andreas Reuter, institute director of Fraunhofer IWES in Bremerhaven.

In 2020 a new building for research and development in Kassel is planned for IEE. Specialised in energy economy and energy system technology, the future Fraunhofer Institute in Kassel will facilitate innovation and further their vision of stability and easy access to sustainable energy, both nationally and internationally.

Both institutes will continue to solve problems and questions using their industry experiences and knowledge across disciplines to create synergies under the Fraunhofer network.

Read the full press release in German here.

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