Intelligent, innovative, cross-sector – The smarter E Europe is an innovation hub that shines a spotlight on the central issues of the new energy world, with a particular focus on the topics of solar power, storage, energy management and clean mobility. The current cross-sector development of the industry led to the creation of The smarter E AWARD in 2018. This innovation prize is awarded to pioneers who are always thinking a step ahead and are already shaping the energy supply of the future. The smarter E AWARD honors noteworthy achievements and innovations in the categories Outstanding Projects and Smart Renewable Energy. Two other prizes are given for pioneering technologies and promising solutions from the solar and energy storage industries – the Intersolar AWARD, which was introduced over a decade ago and has become an indicator of the innovative strength of the solar industry, and the renowned ees AWARD. The AWARD Ceremony is held at The smarter E Forum on the first day of the exhibition
Prize-worthy projects, innovative solutions and outstanding concepts are at the heart of the Intersolar AWARD and The smarter E AWARD. The Intersolar AWARD is an indicator of the solar industry’s innovative power. For more than 11 years, it has been shining the spotlight on the most notable technical developments and the most forward-looking solar energy companies worldwide. In 2020, the coveted award will once again pay tribute to the most innovative ideas and technologies in the photovoltaics sector and make them visible to a large audience.
The energy storage industry is one of the keys to the success of the energy transition – and its importance continues to grow. This is because batteries and energy storage systems facilitate a flexible power supply from renewable sources. Thanks to digitalization, they make intelligent networks and distribution possible, thereby ensuring that consumers have a reliable energy supply. Since 2014, the ees AWARD has paid tribute to groundbreaking products and solutions for stationary and mobile electrical energy storage systems. The AWARD Ceremony is attended by high-caliber dignitaries and brings together exhibitors, representatives and decision-makers from the international energy storage industry, as well as the trade press representatives from both home and abroad.
The best energy suppliers of the D-A-CH region will be honored as energy suppliers in the energy transition at the annually held award ceremony “Energy Transition Award 2020”, which will take place at The smarter E – the leading platform of the new energy world. Framed by specialist lectures on the role and significance of energy suppliers for the energy transition, the five highest rated from 1,700 analyzed energy suppliers in Germany as well as in Austria and Switzerland, will be awarded in the following five categories: electricity, heat, energy efficiency, mobility and energy transition. All trade fair visitors are cordially invited to attend the award ceremony. The language of the event will be German.
The Georg Salvamoser Prize is open to institutions, individuals, groups, associations, companies, and communities from throughout the German-speaking countries, that have been exemplary advocates for a sustainable energy supply. The award, which is endowed with a total of 25,000 euros, is presented by the Georg Salvavoser Foundation together with the city of Freiburg. It honors people and institutions that have been exemplary advocates for a sustainable energy supply. A special prize, JUNGE ENERGIE (YOUNG ENERGY), is specifically aimed at start-ups, school classes and youth groups. 5,000 euros of the total prize money has been reserved for this award. The presentation of the winners takes place as part of The smarter E Europe in Munich. Once again, the television journalist Franz Alt will moderate the award ceremony, while Prof. Dr. Quaschning could be won as a key speaker.
Solar experts from all over the continent meet at The Smarter E in Munich to discover the latest innovations in solar power. photovoltaik the leading B2B medium, pv Europe the English website and The Smarter E Europe offer guided tours to fair visitors, especially system planners, skilled tradesmen, architects and engineers. The guided tours aim to the outstanding innovations for the solar energy transition offered by the exhibiting companies. The number of participants is limited. Participation is free of charge. The pv Guided Tours, which are topic-based, take place every day of The smarter E Europe in German and additionally in English on Wednesday and Thursday.
1. Solar power storage for residential use (home storage)
2. Power storage and off-grid solutions for companies, municipalities, industry and utilities
3. Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV)
4. Electric mobility: Installation and integration of charging systems and electric vehicles
5. Intelligent power electronics for integration of solar power and heat into the building supply system
6. High efficiency modules, monitoring of solar parks, cleaning and maintenance of solar generators
7. Mounting systems (flat roof, pitched roof, ground mounted systems)
The groups will be guided by a competent editor. All tour groups will be welcomed at the participating companies’ booths by experienced engineers or product managers who will explain their innovations. Participant questions will be answered in detail. Every guided tour lasts around two hours. The starting point is at the Meeting Point pv Guided Tours in hall B1, booth B1.309, right next to the photovoltaik and pv Europe booth. Participants need to register in advance. The registration includes a free daily ticket for The smarter E Europe. Participants will be provided with headsets.