From clean electricity and heat generation to storage to distribution, innovative solutions and projects are honored each year with the prestigious energy industry prizes The smarter E Award, Intersolar Award and ees Award. Start-ups, established companies, institutions and project owners are invited to submit their entries for the 2019 awards online from December 3, 2018 to February 28, 2019.
2018 Award Winners
The success of renewable energies and the new energy world depends on the work of national and international players whose groundbreaking products and solutions will help accelerate the transition to a clean, modern energy industry. These pioneers and their innovative technologies and projects are honored each year by The smarter E Award, Intersolar Award and ees Award as part of the innovation platform The smarter E. The finalists and winners enjoy a range of advantages. Extensive marketing before, during and after the exhibition boosts their profile considerably, drawing the attention of exhibition attendees as well as the national and international media. This allows the finalists and winners to stand out from the competition by positioning themselves as leaders in technology. It also helps attract new customers, partners and investors – also a major advantage for start-ups – thanks in particular to the networking opportunities offered by the Award Ceremony, which will be held at 5:00 pm on May 15, 2019, at The smarter E Europe Forum in Munich, Germany.
For the start-up ready2plugin, winning The smarter E Award 2018 was certainly profitable. “It’s incredible to see how much momentum we gained after winning – and it hasn’t let up even now,” said Markus Vietzke, CEO of ready2plugin.
The collaboration between Unlimited Energy Australia and TESVOLT is also a perfect example of the potential offered by the award ceremony. The two companies crossed paths at the 2017 ceremony and subsequently joined forces to set up an avocado farm in Australia powered entirely by renewable energies – a project which won them The smarter E Award 2018.
“We’re honored to have received The smarter E Award 2018 in the Outstanding Projects category. The prize has underlined the importance of energy independence in remote areas and helped us to promote decentralized energy options in Australia and worldwide,” said George Zsolt Zombori, CEO of Unlimited Energy Australia.
THE SMARTER E Award – CHAMPIONING THE ENERGY GAME-CHANGERS
Introduced in 2018, The smarter E Award shines a spotlight on solutions and concepts that draw on renewable energy, decentralization, and digitalization to intelligently connect all aspects of energy in the electricity, heating and transportation sectors. The Smart Renewable Energy category honors outstanding, innovative business models and pioneering solutions in the cross-sector area, while the Outstanding Projects category recognizes realized projects undertaken in the areas of solar, storage, energy management and clean transportation.
INTERSOLAR Award – POWERING THE FUTURE WITH INNOVATION
The Intersolar Award has existed for over a decade and is now seen as the solar industry’s flagship award. It focuses on pioneering photovoltaic technologies, products and services that are propelling the worldwide success of solar energy. The award not only reflects international trends, but also provides new impulses for the development of the solar industry.
EES Award – INNOVATING ENERGY STORAGE
Since 2014, the ees Award pays tribute to pioneering products and solutions for stationary and mobile electrical energy storage systems. The range of innovations encompasses the entire value-added chain of innovative battery and energy storage technologies – from components to concrete applications and business models.
The Awards are open to all exhibitors at the global Intersolar, ees, Power2Drive and EM-Power events held in 2019, as well as exhibitors at Intersolar South America and India 2018. The Outstanding Projects category of The smarter E Award is also open to owners of complete installations and systems. The application period begins on December 3, 2018. Eligible companies and project owners have until February 28, 2019, to submit their applications online via the Award Portal.