Special Events

AWARD Winner at Intersolar Europe 2019

Intersolar AWARD: Powering the future with Innovation!

Prize-worthy projects, innovative solutions and outstanding concepts are at the heart of the Intersolar AWARD and The smarter E AWARD. The Intersolar AWARD is an indicator of the solar industry’s innovative power. For more than 11 years, it has been shining the spotlight on the most notable technical developments and the most forward-looking solar energy companies worldwide. In 2020, the coveted award will once again pay tribute to the most innovative ideas and technologies in the photovoltaics sector and make them visible to a large audience.

Energy Transition Award

Prize Ceremony of the Energy Transition Award 2020

The best energy suppliers of the D-A-CH region will be honored as energy suppliers in the energy transition at the annually held award ceremony “Energy Transition Award 2020”, which will take place at The smarter E – the leading platform of the new energy world. Framed by specialist lectures on the role and significance of energy suppliers for the energy transition, the five highest rated from 1,700 analyzed energy suppliers in Germany as well as in Austria and Switzerland, will be awarded in the following five categories: electricity, heat, energy efficiency, mobility and energy transition. All trade fair visitors are cordially invited to attend the award ceremony. The language of the event will be German.

Georg Salvamoser Prize: ceremony during the Intersolar Europe 2018

Georg Salvamoser Prize 2020: Heroes of the Energy Transition

The Georg Salvamoser Prize is open to institutions, individuals, groups, associations, companies, and communities from throughout the German-speaking countries, that have been exemplary advocates for a sustainable energy supply. The award, which is endowed with a total of 25,000 euros, is presented by the Georg Salvavoser Foundation together with the city of Freiburg. It honors people and institutions that have been exemplary advocates for a sustainable energy supply. A special prize, JUNGE ENERGIE (YOUNG ENERGY), is specifically aimed at start-ups, school classes and youth groups. 5,000 euros of the total prize money has been reserved for this award. The presentation of the winners takes place as part of The smarter E Europe in Munich. Once again, the television journalist Franz Alt will moderate the award ceremony, while Prof. Dr. Quaschning could be won as a key speaker.

pv Guided Tours: Guided Tours for Professionals

pv Guided Tours: Guided Tours for Professionals

Solar experts from all over the continent meet at The Smarter E in Munich to discover the latest innovations in solar power. photovoltaik the leading B2B medium, pv Europe the English website and The Smarter E Europe offer guided tours to fair visitors, especially system planners, skilled tradesmen, architects and engineers. The guided tours aim to the outstanding innovations for the solar energy transition offered by the exhibiting companies. The number of participants is limited. Participation is free of charge. The pv Guided Tours, which are topic-based, take place every day of The smarter E Europe in German and additionally in English on Wednesday and Thursday.  

These tours are planned:

1. Solar power storage for residential use (home storage)
2. Power storage and off-grid solutions for companies, municipalities, industry and utilities
3. Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV)
4. Electric mobility: Installation and integration of charging systems and electric vehicles
5. Intelligent power electronics for integration of solar power and heat into the building supply system
6. High efficiency modules, monitoring of solar parks, cleaning and maintenance of solar generators
7. Mounting systems (flat roof, pitched roof, ground mounted systems)

The groups will be guided by a competent editor. All tour groups will be welcomed at the participating companies’ booths by experienced engineers or product managers who will explain their innovations. Participant questions will be answered in detail. Every guided tour lasts around two hours. The starting point is at the Meeting Point pv Guided Tours in hall B1, booth B1.309, right next to the photovoltaik and pv Europe booth. Participants need to register in advance. The registration includes a free daily ticket for The smarter E Europe. Participants will be provided with headsets.