The smarter E AWARD – Category: 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 is the industry hotspot for suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and users of electrical energy storage solutions as well as battery systems.

Introduced in 2014, The smarter E AWARD in the category Energy Storage is devoted to to energy storage solutions for electricity that ensure the clean energy of tomorrow. The energy award pays tribute to pioneering products and solutions for stationary and mobile energy storage. 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.

How to participate

Innovating Energy Storage

Innovations in the energy storage industry are driving the modernization of the energy infrastructure and play an important role in creating a flexible and reliable grid system. The smarter E AWARD in the category Energy Storage has set itself the goal of honoring these powerful innovations.

Technologies and Topics

The following technologies can be submitted for the category Energy Storage:

  • Energy storage technologies
  • Energy storage system components and equipment
  • Battery production technologies / machine and plant construction
  • Energy storage systems
  • Other
Evaluation Criteria
  • Degree of technological innovation (30%)
    • Technological advancement
    • Extraordinary characteristics
    • Technological creativity and quality
  • Technical and environmental benefits (15%)
    • Technological benefits
    • Environmental benefits and socially relevant features
  • System integration (10%)
    • System interfaces
    • Installation
    • Compliance with international technology standards
  • Safety (15%)
    • Compliance with international safety standards
  • Economic benefits (15%)
    • Economic benefits for the user
    • Demand, markets and marketing strategy
  • Proof of innovation (10%)
    • Proof of functionality and ingenuity, test results, certifications, patents, references
  • Presentation (5%)
    • Format and quality of description and presentation
    • Extent of application documentation


Dr.-Ing. Daniel Biro
Head of Department
Electrical Energy Storage
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE

Dr. George Hilton
Senior Analyst – Batteries and Energy Storage
S&P Global

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

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

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

Other Categories

The smarter E AWARD is awarded in five categories. Learn more about the four other AWARD categories:

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.

More information about the AWARD Ceremony


Mr Jörg Brücher

Phone +49 7664 5051385

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