Program Highlights of ees Europe


Meeting point: ees Europe hall B1, booth B1.309

Duration: appox. 1,5 hours

Partner: Chair of Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components PEM at RWTH Aachen


June 20, 2018, 11 am


June 21, 2018, 11 am


June 22, 2018, 11 am

Free of charge guided exhibition tour battery production

From components to battery systems: The production of a lithium-ion battery requires a multitude of expertise in the individual production steps. The tour takes you along the value chain to exhibitors with know-how in component and electrode production, cell, module and pack assembly up to research & engineering of the entire system. Alongside, answers to the question of setting up cell production in Europe shall be answered. Places are limited.

Registered participants for the free-of-charge guided exhibition tour battery production will receive an entry voucher (1-day-ticket) to ees Europe. The ticket is valid for all The smarter E Europe exhibitions as well as for the parallel event Automatica.

To be able to plan the tours, we would ask you to let us know your preferred date of participation via e-mail. Please let us know the e-mail adress we should use to send the entry voucher.

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The ees AWARD – Innovating Energy Storage

The energy storage industry is one of the keys to the success of the energy transition – and its importance continues to grow. This is because batteries and energy storage systems facilitate a flexible power supply from renewable sources. Thanks to digitalization, they make intelligent networks and distribution possible, thereby ensuring that consumers have a reliable energy supply. Since 2014, the ees AWARD has paid tribute to groundbreaking products and solutions for stationary and mobile electrical energy storage systems.

The AWARD Ceremony is attended by high-caliber dignitaries and brings together exhibitors, representatives and decision-makers from the international energy storage industry, as well as the trade press representatives from both home and abroad.

Date: June 20, 2018, 5:00pm

The groups will be guided by a competent editor. All tour groups will be welcomed at the participating companies’ booths by experienced engineers or product managers who will explain their innovations. Participant questions will be answered in detail. Every guided tour lasts around two hours. The starting point is at the pv Europe and photovoltaik booth (hall B1, booth 209). Participants need to register in advance. The registration includes a free daily ticket for The smarter E Europe. Participants will be provided with headsets.

DateJune 20-22, 2018
PlaceStarting point:  Hall B1, Booth B1.209
ParticipationRequires exhibition ticket
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Guided Tours

Solar experts from all over the continent meet at The Smarter E in Munich to discover the latest innovations in solar power. Photovoltaik the leading B2B medium, pv Europe the English website and The Smarter E Europe offer guided tours to fair visitors, especially system planners, skilled tradesmen, architects and engineers. The guided tours aim to the outstanding innovations for the solar energy transition offered by the exhibiting companies. The number of participants is limited. Participation is free of charge.
The pv guided tours, which are topic-based, take place every day of The smarter E from June, 20-22, 2018 in German and additionally in English on Wednesday and Thursday. 

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The topic-related tours cover innovations in these fields:

1. Solar power storage (solar batteries) for residential use (home storage)
2. Power storage for companies, municipalities, industry and utilities
3. Solar DC generator (high-efficiency and smart modules, cables, cleaning, maintenance, inspection by drones)
4. Mounting technology (rooftop and ground mounted systems)
5. Sector coupling: heating, intelligent power electronics, electric mobility and charging systems

Prize Ceremony of the Energiewende Awards – Energieversorger 2018

The best energy suppliers of the D-A-CH region will be honored as energy suppliers in the energy transition at the annually held award ceremony “Energiewende Awards – Energieversorger 2018”, which will take place at The smarter E – the leading platform of the new energy world.
Following specialist lectures on the role and significance of energy suppliers for the energy transition, the five highest rated from 1,700 analyzed energy suppliers in Germany as well as in Austria and Switzerland, will be awarded in the following five categories: electricity, heat, energy efficiency, mobility and energy transition.
All trade fair visitors are cordially invited to attend the award ceremony on June 21, 2018 at 10.30 am at The smarter E Forum (Hall B2, Booth B2.570).
The language of the event will be German.

2017 Winners of the Georg Salvamoser Prize

Georg Salvamoser Prize 2018: Heroes of the Energy Transition

The Georg Salvamoser Prize is one of the most lucrative environmental prizes in Germany and is open to individuals as well as groups, associations, companies, institutions and communities from throughout the German-speaking countries. The award is presented by the Georg Salvavoser Foundation together with the city of Freiburg. It honors people and institutions that have been exemplary advocates for a sustainable energy supply.
In 2018, the Georg Salvamoser Prize, which is endowed with a total of 25,000 euros, will be awarded for the fifth time. A special prize, JUNGE ENERGIE (YOUNG ENERGY), is specifically aimed at school classes, youth groups and young companies. 5,000 euros of the total prize money has been reserved for this award.

The presentation of the winners will take place as part of The smarter E Europe in Munich on June 21, 2018 at 4:30pm (The smarter E Forum, Hall B2, booth B2.570).