Efficient storage technologies play a pivotal role in a sustainable energy supply based on renewable energies. This particularly applies to solar and wind energy where the lack of storage techniques is becoming an increasingly limiting factor. The role that energy storage plays in future energy supplies is the topic of “Energy Storage – International Summit for the Storage of Renewable Energies” in March 2012. The conference with accompanying technical exhibition celebrating its premiere on 13 and 14 March 2012 will focus on practical feasibility. Representatives from research, industry, politics and energy supply will get together in order to shed some light on commercially viable applications and innovative concepts for energy storage as well as on their potential and affordability. The aim is to outline a roadmap towards commercially viable storage technologies for future-proof energy scenarios. The internationally renowned scientist Prof. Dr. Eicke R. Weber, spokesman of the Fraunhofer Energy Alliance and Head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg, is the Chairman of the Programme Committee. The conference is accompanied by an exhibition at which research institutes and enterprises present applications-oriented concepts and industry-ready storage solutions.