The smarter E is the innovation hub for empowering new energy solutions and brings together the leading energy exhibitions and conferences Intersolar, ees, Power2Drive and EM-Power. The smarter E takes a comprehensive and cross-sectoral approach to the key topics of the energy transition.
In 2018, The smarter E AWARD emerged from the joining of these topics and 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 smarter E AWARD pays tribute to these innovations in two categories. The Smart Renewable Energy category honors outstanding, innovative business models and pioneering solutions in the area of sector coupling, while the Outstanding Projects category recognizes realized projects undertaken in the areas of solar, storage, energy management and clean transportation.
Innovation is driven by role models and pioneers. That is why we are looking for the "Outstanding Projects" in the field of renewable energies. Eligible for submission are projects or products that have been incorporated into a global project, which meet the following requirements: The project is exemplary for global future applications, unique in their expression and realization, and must have been fully completed between February 2017 and February 2019.
The smarter E AWARD in the category "Outstanding Projetcs" will be awarded to realized projects in the following areas:
The future of renewable energies in the power 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 are currently under development. These 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" will be awarded to innovative and intelligent products and concepts in the following areas:
Innovative business models and projects as well as forward-looking ideas were presented by the winners of The smarter E AWARD 2018, which was given this year for the first time. The winners were honored at the AWARD Ceremony as part of the The smarter E Europe in Munich.
The award in the category "Outstanding Projects" was presented to:
The award in the category "Smart Renewable Energy" was presented to:
The finalists of The smarter E AWARD 2018 have been selected. In the Outstanding Projects category, the focus was on the integration or substitution of existing energy markets. The smarter E AWARD finalists 2018 in the category “Outstanding Projects” are as follows:
The finalists of The smarter E AWARD 2018 have been selected. In the Smart Renewable Energy category, there was a strong trend towards sector coupling. Here, the electrification of the heat and mobility sectors is clearly the driving factor. The smarter E AWARD finalists 2018 in the category “Smart Renewable Energy" are as follows:
George Zsolt Zombori
CEO, Unlimited Energy Australia
Winner The smarter E AWARD 2018 – Outstanding Projects (with Tesvolt GmbH)
"We are honoured to receive the Intersolar Smarter E Award 2018 in the “Outstanding Projects” category. Tesvolt and Unlimited Energy Australia believe that climate-neutral agricultural production is possible, even in the Outback. People want sustainable and organically grown food and 100% off grid solutions can provide affordable farming to generations to come. The Award highlighted the importance of energy independence in remote communities and helped us to promote decentralized energy options in Australia and worldwide."
Stefan Ulfert, Marcus Vietzke & Stephan Luckow
CMO, CEO & CTO, ready2plugin
Winner of The smarter E AWARD 2018 – Smart Renewable Energy
"It’s incredible to see how much momentum we gained after winning – and it hasn’t let up even now. Both the award itself and the reaction we met with confirmed to us that experts and market players value our technology as a major step towards democratizing the energy transition."
A. Pioneering Character (30%)
B. Uniqueness (15%)
C. Economic Benefits (10%)
D. Benefits for the Environment and Society (10%)
E. Degree of Technological Innovation (20%)
F. Proof of Innovation (10%)
G. Presentation (5%)
A. Degree of Innovation (35%)
B. Technical and Environmental Benefits (25%)
C. Economic Benefits (25%)
D. Proof of Innovation (10%)
E. Presentation (5%)
Editor in Chief - pv magazine global edition
pv magazine group GmbH & Co. KG
Team Leader Stationary Storage Systems
Karlsruhe Institut of Technology (KIT)
Senior Editor at pv Europe
Alfons W. Gentner Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
CELA - Clean Energy Latin America
Prof. Juzer Vasi
Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Dr. Sean White
Professor & IREC Certified Master Trainer
Diablo Valley College & White House Solar
Dr. Martin Ammon
General Manager, Head of Energy Management
EuPD Research Sustainable Management GmbH
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Dittmeyer
Director Institute for Micro Process Engineering
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Prof. Dr. Volker Quaschning
Professor for Renewable Energy Systems
University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin