Intersolar - THE TRANSITION TO THE NEW ENERGY WORLD KICKS OFF AT INTERSOLAR AND EES EUROPE 2016

A fantastic atmosphere and perfect solar-weather: Together with the parallel event ees Europe, Intersolar Europe sent the market a positive signal to mark its 25 year anniversary. The exhibition halls were very well attended. The solar and storage market is growing around the world, and this momentum could be clearly felt in Munich. Exhibitors and visitors were extremely pleased with the event.

Munich, June 27, 2016 - Packed halls and high spirits among exhibitors and visitors: Intersolar and ees Europe drew to a close after great success. At Intersolar Europe, the world's leading exhibition for the solar industry, and ees Europe, the continent's largest exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems, 1,077 exhibitors demonstrated how they are advancing the global energy transition. Even in the run up, both exhibitions were already seeing considerable success, with exhibition space booked out two months in advance. Around 43,000 visitors from 160 countries came together in Munich for the two exhibitions.


A fantastic atmosphere and perfect solar-weather: Together with the parallel event ees Europe, Intersolar Europe sent the market a positive signal to mark its 25 year anniversary. The exhibition halls were very well attended. The solar and storage market is growing around the world, and this momentum could be clearly felt in Munich. Exhibitors and visitors were extremely pleased with the event.

Over the past 25 years, Intersolar Europe and its organizers have supported and driven forward the establishment and expansion of the worldwide photovoltaic industry. The industry has undergone significant changes in this time: Solar energy is well on its way to becoming the most inexpensive form of energy generation - in many parts of the world, electricity production costs for solar energy from photovoltaics (PV) are already as low as 5 to 7 euro cents per kilowatt hour. For this reason, PV as well as wind power will play a central role in the energy supply of the future. Storage systems are the backbone of this new energy world, as they guarantee supply safety, and are therefore an important catalyst for the global energy transition. In contrast, fossil fuel and nuclear power generators are steadily being forced into decline.

Intelligently connecting energies
Sensibly integrating clean energy into the grids and shaping the transition to the new energy world is essential for the future, which is why smart renewable energy was the key topic at this year's Intersolar and ees Europe. The exhibitions linked the topics of energy generation, storage, grid integration and energy management. Equally important at the exhibition: Smart technologies that analyze and optimize power generation and consumption as well as interconnect various pieces of technical equipment to help create smart concepts for utilizing, managing and storing renewable energy.

The new focus on smart renewable energy and the accompanying forum proved particularly popular with visitors. At the forum, exhibitors and experts showcased potential solutions for combining renewable energies and storage in a smart power grid.

Facts and figures 2016
2016 saw strong growth, in particular for ees Europe. The exhibition space grew by 40% and the number of exhibitors by 35%. 213 battery und energy storage manufacturers showcased their products at ees Europe alone, and an impressive 369 of the total 1,077 exhibitors across Intersolar Europe and ees Europe presented pioneering energy storage solutions. Around 60% of the companies at both exhibitions came from outside Germany, although with 351 exhibitors, Germany was the country with the largest number of exhibitors. Together, the two exhibitions recorded an 8.4% increase in the net exhibition area. In comparison with the previous year, 7% more exhibitors came to Munich in 2016. Approximately 43,000 visitors travelled from 160 countries, making Intersolar and ees Europe once again the most international events in the industry.

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Intersolar Europe and ees Europe 2017 take place from May 31 to June 2, 2017 at Messe München.

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

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

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 and focuses on the areas of photovoltaics, energy storage and renewable heating, as well as on products and solutions for smart renewable energy. The accompanying Intersolar Europe Conference consolidates selected exhibition topics and showcases international markets, financing and pioneering technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar Europe has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners in the global solar industry.

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, São Paulo and 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. Together with the accompanying ees Europe Conference, the exhibition 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).

About ees
The global ees exhibition series is the industry meeting point, bringing together manufacturers, distributors, users and suppliers of stationary and mobile electricity storage systems. The ees exhibitions are co-organized with Intersolar, the leading exhibition series for the solar industry.

The ees exhibitions and accompanying ees Conferences are dedicated to renewable energy storage solutions, from residential and commercial applications to large-scale storage systems for stabilizing the grid. Other focal points are products and solutions for smart renewable energy, energy management, e-mobility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS).

With ees Europe in Munich, ees North America in San Francisco and ees India in Mumbai, ees is represented on three continents. ees Europe is the continent's largest exhibition with the greatest number of visitors for the battery and energy storage industry. More than 158 exhibitors took part in ees Europe 2015 (326 companies together with energy storage exhibitors at Intersolar Europe) and approx. 38,000 visitors from 165 countries flocked to Munich.

Partners of ees Europe
ZVEI (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association), EUROBAT (the Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers), Naatbatt (the National Alliance for Advanced Technology Batteries), and BSW-Solar (German Solar Association).
For more information on ees Europe, please visit: www.ees-europe.com
ees Europe is organized by Solar Promotion GmbH, Pforzheim and Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG (FWTM).

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