Wednesday, 13 June 2007
08:00 Registration (Exhibition Area Open)
Coffee for Study Tour and Workshop Participants
09:30 â 12:30 Study Tours and Workshops (in parallel)
Tours and workshops in English (selected tours on last day in German). Min. of 15 participants per tour.
The SolarRegion Freiburg shows a diversity of interesting and exemplary projects and activities of sustainable energy use. The conference programme links up to these from a European perspective.
Tour 1: Secure, decentralised energy supplyOrganiser: City of Freiburg
Badenova Stadium PV array using a local soccer stadium to engage the community. This PV array produces 250 kW, enough energy needed in the stadium.
Small hydropower project on the Dreisam river
View of Freiburgâs wind turbines: green electricity production in an urban/ rural landscape.
Tour 2: Solar buildings and low energy districts are cool!Organiser: Freiburg Futour
Heliotrope: rotating house (demonstration project)
Vauban Passive House: 1st German example of a multi-family housing with âPassiv Hausâ standard
Vauban district heating with bio-energy, an integrated
Solar Village Schlierberg: an Energy-Plus residential complex
Solar Village Schlierberg: an Energy-Plus residential complex
Tour 3: Business meets Renewables
Organiser: solar info center
Solar Info Center: a building and business concept (with a view of the PV roof of the Freiburg Trade Fair).
Solar-Fabrik: EuropeÂ´s 1st zero emission factory for solar modules.
Waste-to-energy: biogas and biomass (examples in Landwasser, Tulla Street and Kahlenberg)
Tour 4: Solar energy research at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE)
Organiser: Fraunhofer ISE
10:30 â 12:30 (max. 20 people)
The largest solar energy research institute world-wide has three major R&D topics: photovoltaics, energy efficient buildings, as well as hydrogen technology.
View the institute premises, an exemplary energy-efficient solar building, and join a guided tour through the exhibition area.
Twin towns and partner cities of Freiburg: exchange and brainstorming on cooperation projects
10:00 â 12:30
Closed session â by invitation only
Hosted by the City of Freiburg Freiburg Environmental Protection Agency (Thomas Dresel, SolarRegion Freiburg Project Manager) and Peter Schilken, Project Manager, Energie-CitÃ©s
10:30 â 12:30
Hosted by Fraunhofer ISE (Sebastian GÃ¶lz, Project Manager) and Forseo (Astrid Grell, Project Manager)
Training on tools to support communities with âLocal New Energy Technology Implementation (LETIT)â, and finance instruments for local authorities to implement sustainable energy projects.
Workshop 3: Introducing
the Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) Campaign
11:00 â 12:30
Hosted by ICLEI Europe (Ilaria De Altin, Coordinator Climate & Air)
The CCP Campaign is a support network for local authorities that are active in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Advanced local authorities or those new to the field are welcome to join.
14:00 Welcome and Opening: Local governments as key actors
Welcome and a call for action
Dr. Dieter Salomon, Lord Mayor, City of Freiburg and ICLEI Executive Committee Member
The way forward for local authorities â a time for planning and action
Gino Van Begin, Regional Director for Europe, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
Sustainable energy impacts on security of supply, climate protection and local sustainable development (Abstract)
Rian van Staden, Principal Consultant, Intelligent RE
15:00 Local success stories from different European regions
Chair: Ilaria De Altin, Climate & Air Coordinator, ICLEI Europe
The prevailing climate impacts on many aspects of daily life. In the context of energy use, it influences the use of energy sources (local crops for bioenergy, e.g. wood or sunflowers), the way buildings are constructed (addressing the need for heating and/or cooling) or how urban planning is approached (street design and thermal comfort within cities).
Three exemplary community responses are presented, showing diverse approaches in response to different climatic zones, through effective strategies and low carbon measures.
SolarRegion Freiburg: Central European temperate climate zone
Dr. Dieter WÃ¶rner, Head of Environment Protection, City of Freiburg, Germany
Roma Per Kyoto - Sustainable energy in a Mediterranean climate (Abstract)
Claudio Baffioni, Project Manager Roma Per Kyoto Project, City of Rome, Italy
Joint approach by cities in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area â climate protection by reducing energy consumption
Irma Karjalainen, Director Regional and Environmental Information, YTV Helsinki Metropolitan Area Council, Finland
15:50 Coffee Break
16:20 Technical overview on sustainable energy options ready for implementation
Chair: Christine Hornstein, Executive Director, International Solar Energy Society (ISES)
A wide range of sustainable energy technologies and measures are mature and ready for widespread implementation. European energy experts provide a brief, highly informative introduction on these diverse options that should be considered for local implementation.
Low energy buildings: reducing the need for energy
Meinhard Hansen, ArchitekturbÃ¼ro Meinhard Hansen Freiburg, Germany
Solar thermal systems: affordable clean energy (Abstract)
Dr. Volker Wittwer, Deputy Director Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), Germany
Photovoltaics: sexy and versatile technology
Wind energy: local resource, clean energy, local profits (Abstract)
Mikkel AarÃ¸-Hansen, Director, Agency for Environmental Protection, Denmark
Geothermal energy: extensive potential (Abstract)
Marissa Walzer, Business Consultant, Sterr-KÃ¶lln & Partner GbR, Germany
Small hydropower: water for energy (Abstract)
Luigi Papetti, Engineer, Italian representative of the European Small Hydropower Association (ESHA), Italy
Fuel cell systems and hydrogen: now and the future
Dr. Christopher Hebling, Head of Department Energy Technology, Fraunhofer ISE, Germany
The bioenergy chain: energy for buildings, districts and vehicles (Abstract) Gabor Heves, Project Manager, Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), Hungary
18:00 End of presentations
20:00 Reception at the âHistorisches Kaufhausâ hosted by Freiburg
(Buffet dinner â dress code: smart casual)
Guest speaker: Prof. Eicke R. Weber, Director, Fraunhofer ISE: Exciting developments in solar research & development (R&D)