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Safe, clean and above all smart – this is what the energy supply and mobility of the future should look like. Electricity storage systems are a key component of this vision. For example, as part of the smart grid, PV home storage systems optimize system and supply reliability by ensuring a bal-ance between power production and consumption, thereby reducing the need for grid expansion. The market for PV storage systems is booming. EuPD Research forecasts that by 2020, the market will have increased fourfold to nearly 900 million euros annually. In this context, e-mobility is also becoming increasingly important, because as mobile storage devices, electric vehicles have an im-portant role to play in the power supply of the future. At the summit on e-mobility in early February of this year, the German government once again confirmed its commitment to fuel-free driving, standing by its goal of putting a million electric cars on German roads by 2020. Visitors to ees Europe, the international exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems, can learn about current market developments and industry trends. Approximately 200 exhibitors will be represented from June 22–24 at ees Europe in Munich, which is once again taking place in parallel to Intersolar Europe, the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners. Visitors can expect a comprehensive accompanying program that will highlight new technologies and international market developments as well as the technical challenges facing the industry.
Presentations and panel discussions will fuel conversations among experts at the ees Forum, which focuses on ees exhibitor innovations, combining renewable energy and e-mobility as well as the topic of storage practices. The program also features a session exploring second life batteries and battery recycling. One of the highlights on June 22, 2016 is the presentation of the ees AWARD finalists beginning at 10:30am. Each year, the organizers present the award in recognition of out-standing innovations in energy storage technology. The winners will be announced at the subsequent award ceremony, which begins at 4:30pm in the Innovation and Application Forum at Intersolar Europe. The ees Forum is co-organized by the International Battery and Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA) and sponsored by Pylon Technologies Co., Ltd. and Ingeteam Power Technology, S.A.
There are many potential synergies between renewable energy and e-mobility – such as using electric cars as storage devices for solar power. This and other clever solutions will be presented at the special exhibit E-Mobility & Renewable Energy. In hall B1, participants will showcase new vehicle concepts and innovative charging technologies.
Before ees Europe gets underway, the accompanying conference kicks off at the Internationales Congress Center München. From June 21–22, experts, project developers and industry insiders will gather at the ees Europe Conference to discuss current developments in innovative storage technologies. The program comprises eight sessions which explore the latest innovations and challenges in the industry, ranging from political conditions and financing to new technical accomplishments. The cross-industry discussions at the conference consolidate the topics covered at the ees Europe and Intersolar Europe exhibitions.