From on-site consumption and energy storage systems to systems technology
Munich, March 19, 2014 – From June 4–6, 2014, the international solar industry will once again shine its spotlight on Messe München. At Intersolar Europe, the world's largest exhibition for the solar industry, visitors from all over the world can expect a comprehensive accompanying program covering the solar industry's latest trends and products. Renowned speakers hold the panel discussion at the exhibition's opening ceremony, shedding light on the latest developments in the energy transition. The Innovation Exchange sees companies present new technologies and products while the Intersolar AWARD honors the industry's most innovative developments. A workshop provides information about on-site consumption solutions and a forum covers renewable heating. Experts at the Intersolar Europe Conference tackle the exhibition topics, consolidating the information at an international level.
Photovoltaic (PV) installations covered 5% of Germany's electricity consumption in 2013, which makes the country one of the world's leaders in photovoltaics. The industry wants to increase solar energy's share in the energy mix to 20% by 2030. Around 1,000 exhibitors at Intersolar Europe 2014, taking place from June 4–6 at Messe München, showcase the technologies, products and services required to make this goal a reality. In addition, the extensive accompanying program sheds light on the latest technological trends, market developments as well as political conditions within and outside of Germany.
The solar industry discusses the energy transition in Germany
A panel discussion focuses on the energy transition's progress in Germany during the Intersolar Europe's General Session (inaugural event) on June 4, concentrating on the new German government and various suggestions and decisions concerning the EEG amendment. Prominent guests from politics, research and industry are expected to attend. Like last year, spectators and attendees can once again look forward to a controversial discussion about the energy policy and industry conditions.
Innovative companies step into the spotlight at the Innovation Exchange
The Intersolar AWARD ceremony is another highlight of the first exhibition day, taking place during the Innovation Exchange in hall A3, booth A3.550 on June 4 at 4:00pm. The AWARD is presented to international companies that have demonstrated their innovative strength with outstanding services and products. In the run-up to the ceremony, all nominated companies hold short presentations about their innovative technologies and products.
The following exhibition days also feature numerous Intersolar Europe exhibitors showcasing new products and services at the Innovation Exchange during 15-minute presentations. Light is also shed on the topics of smart grids and the role of citizen participation schemes and communal projects in the local energy transition.
On-site consumption solutions for industry and commerce
This year's exhibition also focuses on the topic of steadily rising energy prices, which are causing many companies to increasingly consider future-proof alternatives to fossil fuels. It often pays off for companies to invest in a photovoltaic installation because, unlike most private households, they would directly consume most of the electricity generated during the day. Companies can make use of financing options to help with installation costs in the form of incentive programs with loans and subsidies or leasing options. These topics and others are covered by the PV on Industrial and Commercial Roofs exhibition workshop, taking place at Intersolar Europe on June 4 from 2:30pm–5:00pm. The workshop is hosted by the exhibition's collaborative partners, the German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar) and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK). Experts shed light on the financial aspects and legal conditions surrounding on-site consumption installations, using real projects to show visitors what to look out for in the installation phase.
New topic of renewable heating
This year, Intersolar Europe has expanded its topic of solar heat supply to include other renewable heating systems, such as wood-chip and pellet heating systems, mini combined heat and power plants, cogeneration systems and heat pumps. With its wider range of technical topics, Intersolar Europe aims to better represent market developments and highlight future trends, thus showcasing complete heating solutions that take climate protection and the finite nature of resources more into account. Taking place in hall C4 from June 4–6 in addition to the exhibition segment, the Renewable Heating forum features presentations on different ecological and energy-efficient heating systems, heat storage tanks and the new European energy efficiency labels.
Numerous events held by organizers and exhibitors
At the Intersolar Global Pavillon (hall A3, booth A3.540), the exhibition organizers provide information about the development of the international solar industry and how exhibitors can present themselves at the various Intersolar exhibitions in key markets. Exhibition visitors also have the chance to talk to around 1,000 exhibitors during numerous events about technologies, services and products. The complete event overview is available to visitors at the beginning of the exhibition via the Intersolar Europe app. Visitors can preregister for the app at www.intersolar-app.de.
Intersolar Europe Conference provides a meeting place for experts
The Intersolar Europe Conference takes place in parallel to Intersolar Europe from June 2–4, 2014, in the ICM – Internationales Congress Center München. The conference picks up and consolidates the topics of the exhibition, providing a platform for some 300 speakers and 2,000 attendees to discuss the latest trends, state-of-the-art applications and the future of international markets. In addition to global market developments, the topic of photovoltaics during this year's conference focuses in particular on new business models for marketing solar power as well as financing options for small installations to large-scale power stations. The conference area of energy storage systems features seven sessions detailing the current status and further development of the market for storage system solutions as well as technologies and applications. Several sessions in the area of renewable heating and solar thermal technologies concentrate on new technologies and the possible use of different renewable heating system combinations.
Intersolar Europe 2014 takes place from June 4–6 at Messe München.
Further information on Intersolar Europe can be found at www.intersolar.de