Meanwhile, Hermann Scheer, who founded the independent renewable energy association in 1988, has posthumously been named honorary president. Nine vice presidents have also been elected.
Having won the European solar prize, Droege has made a name for himself through his teachings, research and work, which is focused on the transition to a 100 percent renewable energy world.
The scientist is currently teaching sustainable town construction and spatial development at the University of Liechtenstein. His academic career led him to study at Munichs Technical University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tokyo University and Sydney University.