The ees AWARD – Innovating Energy Storage

Energy storage systems are one of the essential pillars of the renewable energy mix of the future, safeguarding supplies to drive the energy transition. As international exhibition series for batteries and energy storage systems, ees (electrical energy storage) is the industry hotspot for suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and users of electrical energy storage solutions as well as battery systems.

Introduced in 2014, the ees AWARD is devoted to the electrical energy storage solutions behind the clean energy of tomorrow. The energy 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.

ees AWARD winners 2019

ees AWARD winners 2019

For the sixth time in a row, the ees jury awarded the most innovative concepts and solutions from the energy storage industry with the prestigious ees AWARD prize. This year, the covected ees AWARD in the category "Electrical Energy Storage" was presented to:

The lucky winners Blue Solutions SA, Enerox GmbH and Maschinenfabrik Rheinhausen GmbH were honored at the AWARD Ceremony as part of the The smarter E Europe in Munich. For years, the AWARD Ceremony has been a highlight of the exhibitions and a source of excellent publicity for the winners, and the finalists. It is attended by high-caliber dignitaries and brings together ees exhibitors, trade press representatives, and decision-makers from the international energy storage industry.

AWARD Winners

Trophy and finalist signet of the ees AWARD

ees AWARD finalists 2019

The finalists of the ees AWARD 2019 in the Electrical Energy Storage category have been selected. The energy storage installations of this year's finalists are increasingly being coupled with systems for using renewable energies – be they virtual power plants, photovoltaic (PV) power plants, or wind farms:

  • ads-tec Energy GmbH
  • Alpha ESS Europe GmbH
  • Blue Solutions SA
  • Chakratec
  • EET – Efficient Energy Technology GmbH
  • Enerox GmbH
  • Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen GmbH
  • SMA Solar Technology AG
  • Sol-Ark Portable Solar LLC

All about the AWARD Finalists

Testimonials ees AWARD

ees AWARD 2018 Testimonial Mohamed Mostafa and Johannes Ott from SMA

Mohamed Mostafa & Johannes Otto
Head of PG Industrial Storage Solution & Product Manager of SCS, SMA Solar Technology AG
ees AWARD Winner 2018

"SMA is well known as award winner at the Intersolar which is the best statement for giving all our dedication into developing great products. We are honored to be chosen as a winner in the ees AWARD 2018 with the Sunny Central Storage, the core element in our Large Scale Storage Solution. We get a lot of positive feedback from our customers for the quality and capability of SMA storage systems. This is a big motivation to keep up pace and push our solutions to the edge of the limits."

Roland Burkhardt as testimonial of ees AWARD winner 2017

Roland Burkhardt
CEO, Energy Depot GmbH
ees AWARD Winner 2017

"We have been very pleased being nominated and named as winner of the ees AWARD 2017. Energy storage requires stable and functional systems to secure energy supply at home and for business - at any time. During and after the exhibition the ees AWARD has clearly boosted the interest in the CENTURIO energy storage system and we have been able to gain significant attention resulting in multiple additional orders. It is great getting the technical effort honored by visible commercial success. We will continue the path leading to independent energy supply."

Stefan Krokowski as testimonial of ees AWARD winner 2017

Stefan Krokowski
Head of Sales & Marketing, LG Chem Ltd.
ees AWARD Winner 2017

“We feel honored by receiving the ees Award twice in a row and I would like to thank the members of the jury for acknowledging our endeavors put into our Stand-alone Battery Module. Due to its compactness, flexibility and modular design, the Stand-alone Battery Module is well appreciated by our customers, resulting in positive feedback from the market. We look forward to reach a higher degree of customer satisfaction through continued technological improvements of our ESS products.”

Jörg Erdmann as testimonial of ees AWARD winner 2017

Jörg Erdmann
VP of Marketing and Communication, Solarwatt GmbH
ees AWARD Winner 2017

"Our excitement over entering MyReserve Matrix in the 2017 competition was directly influenced by our amazing experience winning in 2015. We feel a great deal of pride displaying the award seal alongside our products in brochures, roll-up banners, and other marketing collateral. It sends a signal to those who know the industry well that we have been weighed, measured, and awarded accordingly!"

Evaluation Criteria ees AWARD

A. Degree of Technological Innovation (30%)

  • Technological advancement
  • Extraordinary characteristics
  • Technological creativity and quality

B. Technical and Environmental Benefits (15%)

  • Technological benefits
  • Environmental benefits and socially relevant features

C. System Integration (10%)

  • System interfaces
  • Installation
  • Compliance with international technology standards

D. Safety (15%)

  • Compliance with international safety standards

E. Economic Benefits (15%)

  • Economic benefits for the user
  • Demand, markets and marketing strategy

F. Proof of Innovation (10%)

  • Proof of functionality and ingenuity, test results, certifications, patents, references

G. Presentation (5%)

  • Format and quality of description and presentation
  • Extent of application documentation

ees AWARD Jury

Member of the ees AWARD Jury: Arnaud Delaille

Arnaud Delaille
Head of Laboratory Department for Solar Technologies (DTS)
Laboratory for Electrochemical Storage (LSEC)

Member of the ees AWARD Jury: Julian Jansen

Julian Jansen
Senior Analyst
IHS Markit Technology

Member of the ees AWARD Jury: Nina Munzke

Nina Munzke
Team Leader Stationary Storage Systems
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Member of the ees AWARD Jury: Dipl.-Ing. Heiko Schwarzburger MA

Dipl.-Ing. Heiko Schwarzburger MA
Editor-in-chief „photovoltaik - Solartechnik für Installateure, Planer und Architekten“
Alfons W. Gentner Verlag GmbH & Co. KG

Member of the ees AWARD Jury: Dr.-Ing. Matthias Vetter

Dr.-Ing. Matthias Vetter
Head of Department PV Off-Grid Solutions and Battery System Technology
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE

Member of the ees AWARD Jury: Dr. Falko Schappacher

Dr. Falko Schappacher
Managing Director MEET Battery Research Center
University of Muenster