Intersolar and ees Europe 2016 focused on Smart Renewable Energy

More than 44,000 visitors from 160 countries travelled to Intersolar and ees Europe
More than 44,000 visitors from 160 countries travelled to Intersolar and ees Europe

The digitalization of the energy sector is the next major milestone on the road to a global energy transition. The primary aim is to effectively integrate renewable energies into the grid in order to match supply and demand in an intelligent way.

Intersolar and ees Europe 2016 were dedicated to this new energy world. More than 44,000 visitors from 160 countries came to Munich to immerse themselves in this world from June 22–24, 2016. This represents an increase in visitor numbers of around 18% in comparison with the previous year.

With 2016 marking the 25th anniversary of the exhibition, a particular spirit of optimism and a strong commitment to change could be perceived in the halls, the organizers from Solar Promotion GmbH (Pforzheim) report.


Smart renewable energy at Intersolar and ees Europe 2016

All around the world, photovoltaics is growing into a cornerstone of sustainable power generation. The production of solar energy is complemented by energy storage systems. Renewable energy now plays an integral role in our power grids. This lends growing importance to the question of how this energy can be stored and intelligently managed. In response to this, Intersolar and ees Europe 2016 decided to focus on the key topic of smart renewable energy.

A highlight of the two exhibitions was the Smart Renewable Energy Forum, which presented solutions to the challenges faced by the energy supply of the future. The “digitalization of the energy sector” became the key buzz phrase. Without this, it would be impossible to achieve the overriding objective of a “100% renewable energy supply”. This argument was also put forward by Robert Busch, Managing Director of the German Association of Energy Market Innovators (bne).

Since volatile energy sources, such as solar or wind power, are not available in the same amounts at all times, intelligent communication between generators and consumers is essential. Energy storage systems are equally to this scenario, as they balance out peaks and bottle necks in the energy supply by absorbing excess energy and subsequently releasing it when required.


2016 facts and figures

Intersolar and ees Europe 2016 saw 1,077 exhibitors present their products and solutions on 66,000 sqm, which marked an increase in exhibition space of 8.4% in comparison with the previous year. What’s more, the event attracted 7% more exhibitors to Munich than in 2015.

ees Europe enjoyed particularly strong growth, with its exhibition area growing by 40%, and the number of exhibitors by 35%. 213 battery and energy storage manufacturers showcased their products at ees Europe alone, while an impressive 369 of the total 1,077 exhibitors across Intersolar Europe and ees Europe presented pioneering energy storage solutions. More than 44,000 visitors traveled from 160 countries.

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2016-07-01 | Courtesy: Solar Promotion GmbH | © Heindl Server GmbH

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