Technological trends under the spotlight – ees Europe’s accompanying program

ees Europe 2015 takes place alongside Intersolar Europe at Messe München from June 10–12.

Munich, May 26, 2015 - From renewable energy to e-mobility, battery and energy stor-age technologies play an important role in many areas of development. The ees Europe international exhibition for batteries, energy storage systems and innovative production is dedicating a comprehensive accompanying program to these topics from June 10-12. The special exhibit on innovative mobility, for example, is using new vehicle concepts and charging technologies to show just how well e-mobility and renewable energy com-plement each other. Furthermore, experts at the ees Forum and the ees Europe Conference are informing visitors about current market developments and the latest energy storage technologies.


Battery and energy storage technology is the key to boosting exploitation of renewable energy, while the growing e-mobility sector is a promising market of the future for the supply industry. This has also been picked up on by the German government, which intends to turn Germany into the leading e-mobility market and supplier. According to a recent study conducted by the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), which is based in Stuttgart, Germany, if the momentum of recent years is sustained, the number of electric cars on the road worldwide will exceed one million in just a few months. This means that the market for lithium-ion cells will continue to grow and reach a value of around 15 billion euros by 2020. Future generations of cells therefore represent an encouraging area of development.

However, for the e-mobility market to succeed as expected, a widespread, intelligent charging infrastructure that is integrated into the grid is required. Governments and industrial companies must assume responsibility for driving forward this necessary expansion. The ees Europe exhibition offers a comprehensive accompanying program that includes the ees Forum, the special exhibit on innovative mobility, the ees Europe Conference and the ees AWARD. This line-up sheds light on innovations and industry challenges, while providing room for discussion. With around 250 exhibitors, last year's ees Europe, which was organized in conjunction with Intersolar Europe, was a great success. Of Intersolar's 42,380 visitors, over 26,000 attended ees Europe and received information about pioneering energy storage products, solutions and services. This year, the exhibition space has increased fivefold in comparison to 2014, and more than 300 exhibitors are due to showcase their products and innovations.

The ees Forum - first-hand knowledge on energy storage technologies

At the ees Forum in hall B1, exciting presentations and panel discussions are set to fuel discussions among experts. The topics range from technology and innovations to domestic and commercial storage solutions, the combination of decentralized storage units into swarms and the use of large-scale storage systems in the energy supply. The forum also focuses on the topics of e-mobility and renewable energy as well as safety and security when installing battery storage systems. A particular highlight of the ees Forum is the presentation of the ees AWARD finalists, which takes place on Wednesday, June 10 from 1:00pm-4:00pm. This is followed by the award ceremony at the Innovation Exchange (hall B3, booth B3.450) at 4:30pm. This prize is handed out in honor of innovations in energy storage technology. The forum is sponsored by Sonnenbatterie GmbH, Nidec ASI S.p.A. and Ingeteam Power Technology, S.A. Its partners are the German Association of Energy Market Innovators (bne), the German Association for e-Mobility (BEM), the Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers (EUROBAT), the International Battery and Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA) and the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI).

The Innovative Mobility special exhibit - the charging technologies of tomorrow

E-mobility and renewable energy complement each other. The Innovative Mobility special exhibit highlights the potential of this synergy in hall B1, booth B1.470, where attendees present novel vehicle designs and charging technologies. For example, Tesla is presenting its electric vehicle Model S, which has a range of more than 500 kilometers, while ClickCon and Bluetop are showcasing various solar carport solutions for parking lots. Mitsubishi Motors, meanwhile, is focusing its attention on bidirectional charging, using its Electric Vehicle and Plug-in Hybrid Outlander models to demonstrate how the electricity used to drive the vehicle can be fed back into the home if required. Nissan Center Europe GmbH, GreenPack GmbH, and the Reiner Lemoine Institute are also represented at the special exhibit.

The ees Europe Conference - the energy storage industry engages in stimulating discussions

The ees Europe Conference is this year being introduced for the first time to provide a platform for experts from industry, research and associations to discuss market developments and technological trends, as well as the economic and political conditions governing the energy storage industry. From June 9-10, 2015, eight sessions focus on the entire value-added chain of energy storage technology, ranging from renewable energy storage solutions through energy management systems and mobility solutions to uninterruptible power supplies (UPS). The cross-industry discussions at the conference consolidate the topics covered at the ees Europe and Intersolar Europe exhibitions.

ees Europe 2015 takes place alongside Intersolar Europe at Messe München from June 10-12.

Further information on ees Europe can be found at www.ees-europe.com.

About ees Europe
ees Europe is the international exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems. Since 2014, it has been taking place in conjunction with Intersolar Europe, the world's leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners.

In 2014, around 250 manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and research institutes showcased products and services from the entire value-added chain of innovative battery and energy storage technologies at ees Europe and Intersolar Europe. Together with Intersolar Europe, ees Europe forms the world's largest industry platform for the combination of storage systems and photovoltaics. The two exhibitions played host to around 1,100 exhibitors in 2014.

An accompanying, three-day specialist conference consolidated the topics at the ees Europe exhibition and Intersolar Europe 2014. Around 200 speakers and around 1,100 conference attendees discussed current industry topics and shed light on the background of technological, market and political developments. At the conference, a total of seven ees sessions provided an overview of the latest energy storage system developments.

For more information on ees Europe, please visit: www.ees-europe.com

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