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The smarter E AWARD – Championing the Energy Game-Changers


Focusing on intelligently connected concepts and solutions for the efficient generation, storage and use of energy, The smarter E is the world's leading exhibition and conference series for the new energy world. The innovation hub unites the four exhibitions Intersolar, ees, Power2Drive and EM-Power to take an in-depth look at cross-sector solutions and technologies for an intelligent, sustainable and cost-effective energy supply.

This cross-sector approach can only be driven by innovations. This is why The smarter E AWARD shines a spotlight on solutions and concepts that draw on renewable energy, decentralization, and digitalization to intelligently connect all aspects of energy in the electricity, heating and transportation sectors. The renewable energy award pays tribute to these innovations in two categories: The Outstanding Projects category recognizes realized projects undertaken in the areas of solar, storage, energy management and clean transportation, while the Smart Renewable Energy category honors innovative business models and intelligent solutions in the area of sector coupling.

Award Ceremony 2022

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 / 6pm
Room 1, ICM – International Congress Center Messe München
 

Interested guests are cordially invited to attend the AWARD Ceremony. 

Admission to the AWARD Ceremony is included in all conference tickets, the 3-day exhibition ticket and exhibitor tickets.

Persons with an exhibition day-ticket as well as guests coming exclusively to the AWARD Ceremony require a separate ticket. This ticket is free of charge and can be booked as described below via the Ticket Shop of The smarter E Europe.

Here you will find all information on participation and registration.

Outstanding Projects as category of the The smarter E AWARD


Category Outstanding Projects

Innovation is driven by role models and pioneers. That is why we are looking for outstanding projects or products that have been incorporated into a global project in the field of renewable energies. The projects need to be exemplary for global future applications, unique in their expression and realization, and must have been fully completed between February 2020 and February 2022.

The smarter E AWARD in the category Outstanding Projetcs honors realized projects in:

  • Energy storage (with/without PV)
  • Grid infrastructure and solutions for the integration of renewable energies
  • PV applications (residential, industrial and commercial use)
  • Solar thermal applications
  • Energy management/energy services
  • Decentralized energy systems
  • Utility-scale projects
  • Energy autonomous regions
  • Micro-grid/Off-grid solutions
  • Charging infrastructure/e-mobility
  • Others
Smart Renewable Energy as category of the The smarter E AWARD


Category Smart Renewable Energy

The future of renewables in the energy supply depends strongly on digitalization along the whole value-added chain – as this is the only way to ensure that power from decentralized and disparate volatile energy sources is optimally integrated into the grid. Numerous new digital services, products and solutions will control the decentralized energy market flexibly and safely, and in doing so, optimally coordinate generation and consumption.

The smarter E AWARD in the category Smart Renewable Energy honors products and concepts in:

  • Sector coupling
    (e.g. vehicle-to-grid, power-to-heat)
  • Grid Infrastructure
    (e.g. solutions and technologies for smart grids, micro grids or network stabilization)
  • Digitization
    (e.g. blockchain, internet of things/energy, energy management)
  • Business models for power trading & marketing
    (e.g. cloud solutions)
  • Green Hydrogen
    (Technologies and solutions)

 

 

The smarter E AWARD Winners 2022

Innovative business models, projects and products were presented by the winners of The smarter E AWARD 2022. This year, the lucky winners were honored in a virtual AWARD Ceremony, which was attended by viewers from all over the world via live stream.

The award in the category Outstanding Projects was presented to:


The award in the category Smart Renewable Energy was presented to:

 

All about the AWARD Winners 2022

The smarter E AWARD Finalists 2022

Category Outstanding Projects

The finalists of The smarter E AWARD 2022 have been selected:

  • CRESL (Center for Renewable Energy Services Limited)
  • FENECON GmbH
  • FENECON GmbH
  • Fluence Energy, LLC
  • HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
  • IBC SOLAR AG
  • Reuniwatt SAS

All about the AWARD Finalists

The smarter E AWARD Finalists 2022

Category Smart Renewable Energy

The finalists of The smarter E AWARD 2022 in the category Smart Renewable Energy have been selected:

  • C.R. Technology Systems S.p.A.
  • deeeper.technology GmbH
  • Fluence Energy, LLC
  • Fronius International GmbH
  • Next.e.GO Mobile SE
  • Smappee NV
  • TransnetBW GmbH
  • Xemex N.V.

All about the AWARD Finalists

AWARD Ceremony

Every year, the official AWARD Ceremony reveals the AWARD winners on a grand stage. The ceremony is attended by high-caliber dignitaries and brings together visitors, exhibitors, representatives and decision-makers from the international renewable energy industry, as well as national and international press representatives. 

The presentation of the 2022 award winners took place as part of The smarter E Europe in Munich on May 10, 2020. 

Testimonials of The smarter E AWARD

Stephan Schindele
Head of Product Management Agri-PV, BayWa r.e.
The smarter E AWARD Winner 2021 – Smart Renewable Energy

"We are honored to be recognized by The smarter E Award 2021 for our Agri-PV solution. Winning the award not only proves that our work is among the best in the industry, but also that innovations like Agri-PV play a crucial role in the successful implementation of the energy transition globally. We have spent a lot of time and money in the development of this project, and it is great that our effort was now recognized by the jury. This gave us a lot of tailwind for the discussion with politicians and stakeholders to further increase the awareness of our win-win solution."

Martin Hackl
Global Director Solar Energy, Fronius International GmbH
The smarter E AWARD Winner 2020 - Smart Renewable Energy

„Winning The smarter E AWARD 2020 increased the awareness of our Solhub, a system solution for producing, storing and using green hydrogen. It is the perfect decentralized refuelling station for ecologically produced, green hydrogen, in particular for heavy-goods and long-distance transport. Companies and other organisations can produce their own green hydrogen from solar and wind power and power their vehicles using fuel cells without producing any emissions."

The smarter E AWARD 2019_Siemens Tesimonial_Sajjad Khan

Sajjad Khan
Galapagos General Project Manager, Siemens AG
The smarter E AWARD Winner 2019 – Outstanding Projects

“The smarter E Award is a great recognition for our pioneering hybrid solution based on 100% renewables on the Galápagos Islands. It underlines the future-proof approach of this first of its kind local energy system, which replaces diesel and eliminates the associated environmental risks. And, of course, it pays great tribute to all our colleagues worldwide who contributed to the project’s outstanding success.“

CEOs of mondas GmbH about winning The smarter E AWARD 2019

Christian Neumann & Christian Reetz
CEOs, mondas GmbH
The smarter E AWARD Winner 2019 – Outstanding Projects

"Our innovative IoT-webplatform was in great demand at The smarter E in Munich. The smarter E AWARD attracted numerous potential customers who visited our booth. We had the chance to show them how we can help to reduce maintenance and operation cost for their assets. Many Thanks to the jury and The smarter E team for providing us with such a convenient possibilty to meet highly qualified professionals."

Evaluation Criteria The smarter E AWARD

Outstanding Projects

A. Pioneering Character (30%)

  • Exemplary effect of the project and the impact on the use of renewable energy
     

B. Uniqueness (15%)

  • Uniqueness of the project compared to existing solutions and applications
     

C. Economic Benefits (10%)

  • Economic benefits for the owner or operator of the project
  • Demand, markets and marketing strategy
     

D. Benefits for the Environment and Society (10%)

  • Environmental benefits and socially relevant features
     

E. Degree of Technological Innovation (20%)

  • Technological advancement
  • Technological creativity and quality
     

F. Proof of Innovation (10%)

  • Completeness and conclusiveness of the proof
     

G. Presentation (5%)

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

Smart Renewable Energy

A. Degree of Innovation (35%)

  • Advancement / Innovation
  • Smartness
  • Uniqueness
     

B. Technical and Environmental Benefits (25%)

  • Technological benefits
  • Environmental benefits and socially relevant features
     

C. Economic Benefits (25%)

  • Cost benefits
  • Market and marketing
  • Pricing
     

D. Proof of Innovation (10%)

  • Completness and conclusiveness of the proof
     

E. Presentation (5%)

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

The smarter E AWARD Jury

AWARD Jury of the category Outstanding Projects

Jonathan Gifford as member of the The smarter E AWARD Jury

Jonathan Gifford
Editor in Chief - pv magazine global edition
pv magazine group GmbH & Co. KG

Nina Munzke as member of the The smarter E AWARD Jury

Nina Munzke
Team Leader Stationary Storage Systems
Karlsruhe Institut of Technology (KIT)

Hans-Christoph Neidlein
Senior Editor at pv Europe
Alfons W. Gentner Verlag GmbH & Co. KG

Camila Ramos as member of the The smarter E AWARD Jury

Camila Ramos
Managing Director
CELA - Clean Energy Latin America

Prof. Juzer Vasi as member of the The smarter E AWARD Jury

Prof. Juzer Vasi 
Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Dr. Sean White as member of the The smarter E AWARD Jury

Dr. Sean White
Professor & IREC Certified Master Trainer
Diablo Valley College & White House Solar

AWARD Jury of the category Smart Renewable Energy

Dr. Martin Ammon as member of the The smarter E AWARD Jury

Dr. Martin Ammon 
General Manager, Head of Energy Management
EuPD Research Sustainable Management GmbH

Prof. Dr. Roland Dittmeyer as member of the The smarter E AWARD Jury

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Dittmeyer
Director Institute for Micro Process Engineering
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Prof. Dr. Volker Quaschning as member of the The smarter E AWARD Jury

Prof. Dr. Volker Quaschning
Professor for Renewable Energy Systems
University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin

Fabian Reetz as member of the The smarter E AWARD Jury

Fabian Reetz
Founder and Managing Director
everyone energy

 

Markus Emmert
Board of Directors
BEM I German Federal Association for eMobility