Discover future-ready solutions for renewable energy storage and advanced battery technology at ees Europe! Europe’s largest and most visited exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems is the industry hotspot for suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and users of stationary electrical energy storage solutions as well as battery systems. In 2018, more than 450 suppliers of products for energy storage technology and systems will be present at ees Europe and the parallel exhibitions of The smarter E Europe taking place in Munich. The exhibition will be accompanied by a two-day energy storage conference where leading experts delve into current questions of this industry.
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ees (electrical energy storage) Europe is one of four exhibitions taking place under the umbrella brand of The smarter E Europe, the other three being Intersolar Europe, EM-Power Europe, and Power2Drive Europe. Each has its own focus within the energy world. The focal points of ees Europe are battery and energy storage technologies and systems, energy storage system components and equipment, as well as battery production technologies and machine and plant construction. Furthermore, grid infrastructure and solutions for the integration of renewable energy are areas of interest at the ees Europe exhibition and conference.
One important topic – both at the ees Europe conference and exhibition – is battery production technology. The demand for lithium-ion battery suppliers continues to increase, in a large part due to the boom in e-mobility. Major automotive companies are in the process of setting up their own battery production facilities, thus making an important contribution to the energy transition. This calls for advanced manufacturing and assembly technologies for batteries, focusing on higher speed and high output rates while keeping the energy demand low. With a separate exhibition area and a 3-day presentation program in the Battery Production Forum in hall C1 with talks by experts in the field, ees Europe offers key players of the industry an opportunity to present their cutting-edge battery production technology. This includes the chance for participants to join a special shared booth organized by ees Europe.
The sales of electrical energy storage systems in Germany have been rising for some time now and are expected to continue to increase in coming years. One of the reasons for this are the reduced prices for solar storage systems and, particularly, lithium-ion cells. This can partly be attributed to the car manufacturers that have become new players on the storage battery market and will be producing batteries in their own large-scale production facilities. Furthermore, a subsidy program by KfW supports the purchase of these systems. The third reason is a change in supply structure. The increasing quantity of renewable energy necessitates an intelligent infrastructure with storage capacities. Different renewable energy installations can thus be connected and temporal fluctuations in supply can be offset.
Energy storage systems in on-grid and off-grid applications for the most part rely on battery technologies. For short-term and seasonal storage, however, new and exciting alternatives are being developed. Options for short-term storage include fly wheels and supercapacitors. For seasonal storage, power2gas technologies, hydrogen, and fuel cells offer great advantages. This becomes necessary in power supply systems in which great fractions of renewable energy with fluctuations over the seasons are stored. If you wish to present your solutions in the field of hydrogen, power2gas, and fuel cells, you can be a part of ees Europe’s shared booth in hall B1. Participants enjoy numerous benefits such as booth cleaning and surveillance as well as inclusion of the company’s logo in the The smarter E Europe Event Directory.
The output of renewable energy, whether sun, wind, or other forms of generation, varies from day to day and over the course of a year. This makes storage a necessity both for homeowners and on a commercial level. Residential and commercial energy storage systems can be used to preserve excess energy and make it available when necessary. Residential energy storage is often characterized by the consumer wishing to use as much of his self-generated energy as possible (catchword: self-consumption or on-site consumption). In addition to this, a new business model continues to increase – that of the so-called “prosumers” who make their energy available to the utility company. These prosumers can be connected in “energy storage communities” that provide to each other and potentially to the grid.
One goal of the energy industry is to connect many different and decentralized energy installations in utility-scale energy storage systems. These devices will help stabilize the power grid and integrate renewable energies on a larger scale. Numerous small wind farms and photovoltaic installations can be turned into a cluster to provide reliable electricity. These so-called swarm or virtual power plants can provide a balancing effect to offset fluctuations and replace conventional large-scale power stations.
First introduced in 2014, the ees AWARD is an integral part of the batteries and energy storage exhibition. The award is presented each year by the event’s organizers in cooperation with international industry associates and it is one of the most renowned prizes within the energy storage industry. The innovations that are submitted for the award range from components and production to business models and concrete applications that drive the energy transition.
The winners chosen in different categories are pioneering products and solutions in renewable energy storage. They benefit from great international media attention and a chance to showcase their achievements. The ees AWARD ceremony 2018 will take place on June 20 at the The smarter E Forum in hall B2.
ees AWARD 2018 - Innovating Energy Storage!
The next ees Europe in Munich will take place June 20–22, 2018, with the ees Europe Conference from June 19–20. Key players of the industry will present new innovations in battery technology and energy storage. Focal points are renewable energy storage such as residential, commercial, and large-scale systems, battery manufacturing, and non-battery storage technologies.
Do you want to exhibit at ees Europe 2018? Book your booth now! You can find the application form as well as further exhibitor information on our website. If you wish to visit the energy storage conference and exhibition as a visitor, you can also make your advance registration now. Join us at ees Europe – charging the future!