About The smarter E Europe | Impressions

With four parallel energy exhibitions, The smarter E Europe is the innovation hub for new energy solutions. It takes a comprehensive approach to the topics of the new energy world by presenting cross-sector energy solutions and technologies.

Thanks to two renowned and two new energy exhibitions, The smarter E Europe creates opportunities to address all the key areas along the value chain, making it the most important industry platform for the energy future.

The Global Energy Industry is Undergoing a Radical Transformation

Digitalization and decentralization are changing the face of the energy world for good. Renewable energy has become a crucial part of our energy supply system, with global investments in renewables surpassing those made in fossil energy sources for the first time in 2015.

If renewable energy is to compete against conventional sources of energy, it is not enough to simply improve how it is generated. Instead, the fields of generation, energy storage, distribution and consumption must be connected seamlessly and intelligently.

In order to give all these aspects the attention they deserve, in 2018 the organizers of Intersolar and ees have taken the logical step of combining all topics and events concerning the new energy world in one platfrom: The smarter E.

A Response to the Developments Taking Place in our Exhibiting Companies

The smarter E is also a response to the developments taking place in our exhibiting companies, which are relying increasingly on integrated and intelligently connected systems and services. The same can be said of our partners, conference attendees and visitors, whose requirements are changing as a result of digitalization.

In fact, with people organizing all areas of their lives digitally, consumers also require access to digital services in the energy sector. Together we share the common vision of creating a smart, sustainable and cost-effective friendly energy supply system. The smarter E Europe serves as a unique platform for achieving this goal and gives the new energy world a name.

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Download the Reform Paper "Energy Transition Unleashed"

This reform paper formulates proposals to free the forces of the energy transition despite tight budgets.


Performance of New System Designs

Jun/08/2021 - 11:30 am

ICM München, Room 12

Performance indicators for complex PV new systems have to consider their multiple-usage benefits. These PV systems are built to produce energy on the one hand and on the other hand to provide additional yield or benefits, economically or for instance regarding social acceptance of PV system installations. Thus, performance indicators besides energy yield related figures are relevant for rating a certain PV installation. This session attempts to provide a collection of new performance characterization methods for new PV system designs as a reference. New methods are described and explained by laboratory tests up to case studies. The presentations will cover the outcomes of the work carried out by IEA PVPS Task 13 experts to provide well-founded and comparable key figures in order to enable new PV system designs to move faster into new fields of PV applications.</p> <br /><p>This session is jointly organized by Intersolar and IEA PVPS Task 13.


Buildings Becoming Power Plants: BIPV Technologies and Business Models

Jun/08/2021 - 11:30 am

ICM München, Room 14 C

Buildings are the power plants of the future. With the emergence of IoT, smart cities, and e-Mobility, building skins with integrated solar PV systems (BIPV) can contribute to both energy production and urban charging infrastructure. New advances and innovations are making BIPV increasingly appealing to the construction industry and driving demand for large-scale adoption. This session will showcase the unlimited potential of this technology, explore its implications for urban transformation both today and in future, and highlight new business models developed in response.


A World in Transition: Global Trends and Transformation

Jun/08/2021 - 11:30 am

ICM München, Room 14 A

The world goes solar! Falling costs combined with a need to combat climate change, strengthened public awareness and acceptance of PV systems causes solar to rise. Increasingly regarded as the most versatile green energy solution, solar PV systems have now become the technology of choice for clean power generation. Touching on a series of global trends, including coupling solar and storage, integrating solar systems in transportation, and novel approaches such as agri-pholtaics or floating PV systems, speakers will cast the spotlight on trends set to shape the future of the global PV industry.


Off-Grid: Rural Electrification - Experience and Perspectives 2

Jun/08/2021 - 02:30 pm

ICM München, Room 11

Time is running out to achieve SDG 7 by the envisaged deadline of 2030. Though global electrification continues to rise, ensuring universal access to affordable and reliable energy services still requires concerted political effort and major investment in energy technologies and public infrastructure. What can we learn from our experiences to date? What are the key challenges? Where are the pitfalls to avoid in future? Speakers in these two sessions will share their experience of rural electrification and discuss the lessons to learn for future project development, planning and financing.