The major challenges facing the sustainable energy industry are the digitalization and networking of technologies. The modern energy supply is both smart and renewable. Photovoltaics (PV) is booming worldwide: According to SolarPower Europe, over 50 gigawatts (GW) of new PV capacity were added worldwide in 2015, including 8 GW installed in Europe. The total global capacity has reached approximately 228 GW, around 100 GW of which are in Europe.
Millions of decentralized renewable energy plants, storage systems and consumers who draw power not just from the grid, but also use environmentally friendly methods to generate power — this is the energy world of the future. To achieve, we need modern, intelligent infrastructure and storage options to make it possible to connect the many different renewable energy installations and also to offset the temporal fluctuations in supply from renewable energy sources.
Consumption and generation are automatically analyzed and optimized, creating smart energy. Large-scale storage systems and intelligent networks are already being combined with decentralized photovoltaic installations and battery storage systems for domestic power supply to provide the public grid with balancing power.
Intersolar and ees Europe 2016 will present systems and communication technologies, and new services and business models – including small and large electrical storage systems, intelligent transformers and virtual power plants.
The technological home – and future – of this new energy world is Germany and Europe. More renewable energy is integrated into the grids here than anywhere else in the world, and nowhere else is there more expertise and experience in this area.
Smart Renewable Energy at Intersolar Europe 2017
Smart Renewable Sessions (Conference)
Smart Renewable Energy Forum
Special Exhibit: Wind Meets Solar and Storage
Special Exhibit: E-Mobility & Renewable Energy