From battery technology to energy storage: ees Europe - Europe’s largest and most international exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems, Munich, June 17–19, 2020

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. The exhibition will be accompanied by a two-day energy storage conference where leading experts delve into current questions of this industry.


Highlights of ees Europe 2019

The video gives you an insight of the highlights of ees Europe 2019. From battery production to home and commercial storage to power-to-gas: These topics are the focus of this year's ees Europe, Europe's largest and most international exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems. Discover sustainable solutions for the storage of renewable energies and innovative battery technologies at ees Europe!

The industry’s best have been honored with the ees AWARD 2019

From virtual power plants to PV facilities to wind farms, renewable energy systems around the world are increasingly incorporating energy storage technology. The 2019 ees AWARD for pioneering products and solutions in the field of electrical energy storage goes to Blue Solutions SA, Enerox GmbH, and Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen GmbH. Congratulations!

All about the ees AWARD winners

Battery production technology

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 their 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. Also in 2020 ees Europe and Intersolar Europe will focuse again closer on production, with a dedicated exhibition hall for production technologies and relevant upstream topics.

Samsung Battery Cells ees Europe 2019

Beyond battery technology: other options for short-term and seasonal storage

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 dedicated exhibition segment in hall C2.

Hydrogenics Wasserstoff ees Europe 2019

Residential, commercial, and utility-scale energy storage

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, combined or virtual power plants can provide a balancing effect to offset fluctuations and replace conventional large-scale power stations.

Kokam Virtual Power Plant ees Europe 2019