Institute of new Energy Systems

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News about the institute's activities 

in Africa, Central Asia and Europe


April 2024

With time comes change

Reflecting on the founding of the Institute of new Energy Systems in 2001 and comparing it to its present state fills me with pride. After more than 20 years as Head of the Institute, I have transferred the leadership of the institute to the capable hands of my colleagues, Prof Dr Tobias Schrag and Prof Dr Matthias Huber. Under their guidance, jointly with Dr Christoph Trinkl, the institute will continue to contribute to a sustainable future, particularly within the realm of our international research projects.

For my part, I will continue my efforts in research, both domestically and internationally. 

In this edition of our newsletter, I am delighted to announce our participation in two EU-funded projects. I hope you find this edition of the InES International Newsletter both informative and enjoyable.

Yours sincerely,

Prof Dr Wilfried Zörner

Institute of new Energy Systems

Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt


Activities with partners in Africa


Presenting the SWITCH project at the LEAP-RE conference 

From 10-13 October 2023, the annual conference of the LEAP-RE programme took place in Kigali, Rwanda. An InES colleague had the opportunity to present the SWITCH project to an interested audience.

More about the conference

Final REMO Industry Workshop 

An industry workshop in Tunis marked one of the final events before the closure of the very successful REMO project in December 2023. The workshop brought together over 60 participants, including industry leaders, academia, utilities and the REMO project team.

More about the workshop


SEED conference and final project meeting 

In January, the final SEED project meeting was held in Nairobi, Kenya, focusing on the joint project closure and the organisation of a one-day conference to present the project results to stakeholders and interested third parties.

More about the conference

Activities with partners in Central Asia

New project with partners in Central Asia

As part of the DAAD-funded ‘SDG Partnerships’ starting in 2024, InES will cooperate with Naryn State University in Kirgistan and the Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanisation Engineers in Uzbekistan. Over the next four years we aim to improve education and research, with a particular focus on the water-energy nexus. More news coming soon!

Project profile


Activities with partners in Europe


InES wins two new EU projects

Exciting developments: In January 2024, InES joined two major European Union-funded projects, INTERSTORES and STRAWBERRIES, working with a wide range of partners.

More about the projects

International Networking

Participation at ISES Solar World Congress 2023 

InES colleagues were invited to attend the Solar World Congress 2023 in New Delhi, India. They had the opportunity to present their research on renewable energies through presentations and posters.

More about the conference


InES colleague speaks at COP28

Our colleague Dr Kedar Mehta had the opportunity to speak at last year's COP28 in Dubai, UAE. His research aims to drive energy transitions in developing countries.

More about the conference

InES booth at the OFF-GRID Expo & Conference 

On December 6th and 7th, InES presented its international project activities at the OFF-GRID Expo & Conference in Augsburg, Germany, and engaged with a wide range of different stakeholders.

More about the Expo


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