The brand new vitality world is gaining momentum all through Europe – the stakeholders met in Munich
Munich/Pforzheim, October 11, 2021: After a triumphant three days, it is clear that The smarter E Europe Restart 2021 was a hit. Happening in a extra compact restart format as a result of Covid-19 pandemic, the innovation hub for brand spanking new vitality options was an absolute success. With greater than 450 exhibitors, 45,000 sq. meters of exhibition house and round 26,000 guests from 93 international locations, it was attainable to host the occasion once more for the primary time in two years. Responses from exhibitors, guests, organizers und companions have been optimistic throughout the board: “We’re so blissful to lastly meet once more in individual!” The trade is wanting ahead to the subsequent The smarter E Europe from Might 11-13, 2022.
Matthias Taft, CEO at BayWa r.e. AG: “We’re so excited that it is attainable to fulfill personally with our prospects and suppliers for the primary time in practically two years of the pandemic. For us, it is an unbelievable alternative to participate in The smarter E Europe Restart 2021 and have the ability to showcase our improvements and develop our community.” On the core of the innovation hub are the important thing points associated to a sustainable vitality and transportation trade: Renewable energies, decentralization, digitalization and sector coupling in addition to sensible, related vitality techniques. Revolutionary applied sciences, new enterprise fashions and pioneering initiatives have been introduced on the accompanying conferences and boards. From October 6-8 October, 2021, a complete of 4 vitality exhibitions occurred on the innovation hub: Intersolar Europe, ees Europe, Power2Drive Europe and EM-Energy Europe, accompanied by two conferences (Intersolar Europe Convention and ees Europe Convention) and three exhibition boards. What’s extra, Intersolar celebrated its thirtieth anniversary this 12 months. Collectively, these exhibitions share a standard imaginative and prescient of making a wise, sustainable and related vitality provide system. The smarter E Europe places the brand new vitality world on the map.
Tailwinds for the trade: The bedrock of the brand new vitality world is booming
The European photo voltaic market is booming. In response to trade affiliation SolarPower Europe, new photovoltaic techniques with a capability of 18.2 gigawatts (GW) have been put in in 2020. This represents an 11 p.c improve in market quantity over the earlier 12 months. And all forecasts are predicting additional development, additionally by way of jobs: The Swiss plant building firm Meyer-Burger, exhibitor at Intersolar Europe Restart 2021, is revitalizing the Photo voltaic Valley in Germany’s Saxony-Anhalt with two factories for photo voltaic cells and modules and is creating new jobs within the new vitality world. To make sure the success of the vitality transition, additional enlargement of renewable sources of vitality continues to be vital. In response to Carsten Körnig, CEO of the German Photo voltaic Affiliation (BSW Photo voltaic), a form of “turbo mode” for photo voltaic vitality and storage techniques is required now to keep away from a looming electrical vitality hole within the close to future by changing fossil gasoline energy plant capacities earlier than it is too late. Along with a quicker enlargement of conventional roof and ground-mounted photovoltaic techniques, contributions may come from building-integrated photovoltaics (BIVP) and agrivoltaics in agricultural areas in addition to floating PV. Accordingly, firms such asBayWa r.e. GmbH and Rem Tec Srl have introduced revolutionary agrivoltaic and floating PV techniques and merchandise. Photovoltaic techniques mixed with electrical vitality storage for grid management and managing grid congestion have gotten increasingly essential and can kind the spine of our vitality infrastructure sooner or later, as demonstrated by one other spotlight: The joint classes of the ees Europe Convention and the Intersolar Europe Convention on the mix of PV and storage techniques.
Storage techniques and inexperienced hydrogen because the core of the vitality transition
The enlargement of photo voltaic and wind vitality is step one towards an additional decarbonization of the vitality trade. Nevertheless, environment friendly electrical energy storage techniques are essential – and the storage market is booming together with battery manufacturing, each for large-scale and residential storage techniques: Investments and authorities incentive schemes value billions, quickly rising revenues and lots of new gamers are attribute for the present market. On website, exhibitors equivalent to Huawei Applied sciences Co. Ltd., Sungrow Energy Provide Co. Ltd. and Fenecon GmbH additionally supplied insights into the dynamic battery storage markets. Professional lectures and discussions held as a part of the ees Europe Convention have been additionally dedicated to this matter, as have been the ees AWARD winners Commeo GmbH, Enphase Power NL and SAX Energy GmbH. “It is thrilling how many individuals are beginning to consider grid safety, vitality storage and renewable energies. Business storage techniques are in particularly excessive demand, since firms have acknowledged the advantages of capping load peaks and easing the burden on the grid in addition to saving cash. It is actually encouraging to get such optimistic suggestions on our ESS options from the worldwide commerce guests,” says Franz-Josef Feilmeier, Managing Director Fenecon GmbH.
One other key component of the vitality transition can also be gaining floor in the meanwhile. Inexperienced hydrogen is changing into an essential choice with which to couple the vitality, heating and transportation sectors extra intently by the use of renewable energies. “All the vitality storage trade has an thrilling future forward: Inexperienced hydrogen completely follows the developments and meets the necessities for decarbonization. Because the hyperlink to using renewable sources of vitality in all sectors, hydrogen is unbeatable – it additionally connects the ecological advantages with regional worth creation,” says Ove Petersen, co-founder and CEO of the GP JOULE Group. The “Inexperienced Hydrogen Manifesto”, which was introduced as a part of The smarter E Europe Restart 2021 at Messe München, now supplies worthwhile inspiration for advancing this vitality supply. With this manifesto, the initiators Hydrogen Europe, German Hydrogen and Gasoline-Cell Affiliation DWV, European Electrolyzer & Gasoline Cell Discussion board EFCF and The smarter E Europe purpose to ship a transparent sign in favor of decarbonization and a sustainable round economic system. “We’re on the verge of a hydrogen market economic system: Inexperienced hydrogen not solely brings unbelievable alternatives for European industries however can also be a whole system integrator on the core of the vitality transition. To succeed in the local weather targets, insurance policies should be put in place to pave the regulatory path for this vitality supply. That is the one means that the entire inspiration and creativity which was so impressively showcased on the exhibition can discover its means into the way forward for renewable, sustainable and cost-effective vitality provide,” says Werner Diwald, Chairman of the Board for the German Hydrogen and Gasoline-Cell Affiliation (DWV). Discover out extra about the entire calls for within the manifesto in addition to the logos of those that have signed: https://www.thesmartere.de/green-hydrogen-manifesto
E-mobility: The important thing component between the brand new vitality world and the world of mobility
The function of e-mobility within the new vitality world, charging infrastructure because the intersection between mobility and energy grids in addition to the prospects of the Vehicle2Grid idea as a sport changer of the brand new world of mobility – these are only a few of the principle subjects on the Power2Drive Europe Restart 2021. On the exhibition and the accompanying discussion board, the main gamers of the vitality transition within the transportation sector got here collectively: Producers, suppliers, distributors and start-ups introduced the most recent developments and enterprise fashions. The mixing of Power2Drive Europe and the innovation hub for brand spanking new vitality options demonstrates clearly: To be able to reap the benefits of all that the mobility and transportation sectors have to supply, electrical automobiles and charging infrastructure should be seen as an integral a part of the vitality system. Excessive-performance electrical automobile batteries not solely function vitality storage for automobiles however may also be used as constructing blocks within the energy grid. Electrical automobiles make decentralized storage capability accessible for the vitality transition. Foundations embody Vehicle2Grid (V2G), Vehicle2Home (V2H) and Vehicle2Work options. “Charging infrastructure is a central component for the success of e-mobility – and on the exhibition, we explored the way it pertains to different subjects equivalent to storage, photovoltaics and regenerative vitality. In flip, this occasion showcased the complete vitality and mobility sector, which is extremely thrilling for us,” says Karl Kolmsee, Director Product Portfolio Administration at Webasto Personalized Options.
A firsthand expertise of the vitality transition
Guests who took half in EM-Energy Europe Restart and the accompanying discussion board have been capable of expertise the vitality transition firsthand. As at all times, the award ceremony for the Power Transition Award 2021 for one of the best utility firms in German-speaking areas was a spotlight – the award-winning initiatives are tangible and put the brand new vitality world at our fingertips. The Power Transition Award demonstrates that each firm – from domestically working municipal utilities to internationally lively vitality teams – can and should make a contribution to the vitality transition. That is evident within the award-winning firms for the class Power Transition 2021, which embody Entega, Stadtwerke Karlsruhe, Stadtwerke Mühlheim am Principal GmbH and Stadtwerke Bernau GmbH. Click on right here for a whole record of winners. One other spotlight: The every day classes on local weather neutrality and the way firms can obtain this. Companies have additionally caught up with the instances: Increasingly firms are switching to cost-effective and environmentally pleasant electrical energy and are embracing climate-neutral manufacturing. At EM-Energy Europe, particular focus was positioned on the trail to changing into a climate-neutral firm, sector coupling in buildings and districts in addition to future points surrounding sensible grids and grid infrastructure. “To optimize CO2 emissions, we’re specializing in sustainable vitality provide via digitization and new enterprise fashions. By working on the grid edge, the interface between sensible grids and prosumers, the relationships between consumption, manufacturing and storage are being redefined. On this means, renewable vitality may be built-in effectively, and vitality provide may be assured flexibly and reliably”, says Markus Mildner, Head of World Gross sales, Siemens Good Infrastructure.
4 exhibitions, one mission
The innovation hub can also be simply the place for start-ups: Responses on the start-up space and stage have been very optimistic – younger firms have been capable of bolster enterprise and immediately work together with traders and different firms as a part of the Enterprise Velocity Relationship. Accelerating the transformation: Making renewable vitality accessible 24/7, seven days per week, reaching a related, clear and trendy vitality and transportation trade, tackling challenges and seizing alternatives for the complete trade, sectors working collectively in concord with one another, advancing versatile options and ideas – that is the imaginative and prescient of The smarter E Europe. And the innovation hub for brand spanking new vitality options just isn’t alone on this: A large number of worldwide stakeholders within the trendy vitality trade gathered from October 6 to eight in Munich. The smarter E Europe Restart is a crucial occasion marking the return of exhibitions and sends an essential sign for the trade, which very a lot welcomes these actions. Guests and exhibitors who weren’t capable of attend the innovation hub can make amends for every part they missed by accessing articles, statements and interviews in Expo TV: https://www.thesmartere.de/de/expo-tv.
The smarter E Europe, which encompasses the 4 particular person exhibitions (Intersolar Europe, ees Europe, Power2Drive Europe and EM-Energy Europe), will happen from Might 11-13, 2022, at Messe München.
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The smarter E Europe
The smarter E is the innovation hub for occasions and subjects that drive the brand new vitality world. Renewable vitality, decentralization and digitalization are bringing lasting modifications to the vitality world. This growth calls for cross-sector, intelligently built-in ideas and options for the environment friendly era, storage, distribution and use of vitality, in order that we are able to guarantee a safe and sustainable vitality provide across the clock sooner or later. Below the motto “Creating the brand new vitality world”, The smarter E Europe unites 4 exhibitions and conferences that take an in-depth take a look at these subjects. In doing so, it’s now Europe’s largest platform for the vitality trade.
Intersolar Europe, the world’s main exhibition for the photo voltaic trade, has been devoted to photo voltaic vitality for 30 years and has established itself because the trade’s most essential assembly level. The exhibition focuses on the areas of photovoltaics, photo voltaic thermal applied sciences and solar energy vegetation.
ees Europe, the continent’s largest and most worldwide exhibition for batteries and vitality storage techniques, will happen for the seventh time in 2021, presenting the complete value-added chain of revolutionary battery and vitality storage applied sciences.
Power2Drive Europe, the worldwide exhibition for charging infrastructure and e-mobility, focuses on options and applied sciences for clear transportation.
EM-Energy Europe is the worldwide exhibition for vitality administration and built-in vitality options. It focuses on the environment friendly distribution and use of electrical energy and warmth generated from renewable sources of vitality, sensible vitality administration, and sector coupling in buildings and districts. Different key subjects are sensible grids and microgrids, grid infrastructure, vitality providers, and operator fashions.
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