INTERSOLAR AWARD 2016: INNOVATION AS AN INDICATOR FOR THE INDUSTRY

Companies can now register in advance

Munich, January 11, 2016 - Innovations form the basis for progress and are an important cornerstone of every industry. In order to shine a spotlight on the innovative power of companies in the solar industry and to publicly recognize their achievements, the Intersolar AWARD 2016 is honoring pioneering solutions in the solar industry for the ninth year in a row. The award will be presented at Intersolar Europe, the world's leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners, which takes place from June 22-24, 2016 in Munich. Companies that exhibit at one of the global Intersolar or electrical energy storage (ees) events can now register in advance and submit their projects for the AWARD beginning February 1, 2016.


New technologies and products in the solar industry are not only paving the way for the energy transition in Germany - photovoltaics is booming worldwide. In Asia and the USA in particular, newly installed output continues to grow. In 2014, Germany fed more solar power into the grid than ever before and drew approximately six percent of its power from solar sources. Solar sources already account for eight percent of power in Italy, while in Greece they account for seven percent. More than 177 gigawatts (GW) of photovoltaic power is installed worldwide, and SolarPower Europe predicts that the total capacity will triple, reaching 550 GW within five years.

Intersolar AWARD highlights innovations in the solar industry
In order to cope with the strong growth and manage the increasing amount of renewable energy in the grid, market-driven innovations are more important than ever. Each year the Intersolar AWARD recognizes pioneering ideas and new approaches in the categories of Photovoltaics and Outstanding Solar Projects. Supported by international industry associations, the exhibition's organizers will honor outstanding products, applications and projects at Intersolar Europe 2016. Any company that exhibits at one of the global Intersolar or ees (electrical energy storage) events in 2016 is eligible to participate. The winners will be announced in an official ceremony on June 22, 2016 at Intersolar Europe.

Register now
Companies wishing to apply for the Intersolar AWARD 2016 can find more information on the homepage at www.intersolarglobal.com/award. Interested parties can already register in advance and learn more about the award. Documentation may be submitted online beginning February 1, 2016. All applications must be submitted by March 24, 2016.

Intersolar Europe 2016 takes place from June 22-24, 2016 at Messe München.

Further information on Intersolar Europe can be found at www.intersolar.de

Partners of Intersolar Europe
Intersolar Europe is supported by the leading solar industry associations: the German Solar Association (BSW-Solar) as an exclusive partner, the German Solar Energy Society (DGS), SolarPower Europe (formerly EPIA), the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF), the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), SEMI (Europe), and the platform for photovoltaic production equipment within the German Engineering Association (VDMA-PV).

About Intersolar
With events spanning four continents, Intersolar is the world's leading exhibition series for the solar industry and its partners. It unites people and companies from around the world with the aim of increasing the share of solar power in our energy supply.

Intersolar Europe is the world's leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners. It takes place annually at the Messe München exhibition center in Munich, Germany. The event's exhibition and conference both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, energy storage systems and renewable heating. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners in the global solar industry.

In 2015, more than 1,000 international exhibitors and around 38,000 trade visitors from 165 countries attended Intersolar Europe. Around 1,500 attendees discussed current industry topics and technological, market and political developments at the conference and its side events.

With 25 years of experience, Intersolar has the unique ability to bring together members of the solar industry from across the world's most influential markets. Intersolar exhibitions and conferences are held in Munich, San Francisco, Mumbai, Beijing, São Paulo and, beginning in 2016, in Dubai. These global events are complemented by the Intersolar Summits, which take place in emerging and growing solar markets worldwide.

In 2016, ees Europe, Europe's Largest Exhibition for Batteries and Energy Storage Systems, takes place in parallel to Intersolar Europe for the third time. ees Europe covers the entire value chain of innovative battery and energy storage technologies.

For more information on Intersolar Europe, please visit: www.intersolar.de/en

Intersolar Europe is organized by Solar Promotion GmbH, Pforzheim and Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG (FWTM).

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