AWARDs Special: These Innovations are Driving the Emobility and Solar Industries

The smarter E Podcast Episode 135 | May 31, 2023 | Language: German

Electromobility is booming and bursting with innovations. The same has been true for the photovoltaic and solar industries since before yesterday. While the Intersolar AWARD, the innovation award for the solar industry has been presented annually since 2008, the Power2Drive AWARD is celebrating its premiere this year. But what innovations are there to marvel at this year in concrete terms? What trends are emerging? And what about the integration of PV and e-mobility? The two jury members Markus Emmert, Chairman of the Bundesverband eMobilität and Prof. Dr. Michael Powalla, Member of the Board of the Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg ZSW, will tell us.


  • 1:12 What are the latest innovations and technologies that have emerged in photovoltaics over the past year and how do they affect the efficiency and cost of solar installations?
  • 4:02 What new trends are emerging in electromobility and what impact will they have on the adoption and diffusion of electric vehicles?
  • 8:20 Who are the 2023 finalists and with what products and special features could they stand out?
  • 19:06 Are there any new concepts or models that promote the integration of photovoltaics and electromobility, for example solar carports, solar smart charging or bidirectional charging systems?

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About Markus Emmert & the BEM

Markus Emmert, Member of the Board of the Bundesverband eMobilität (BEM)

Markus Emmert is a corporate, municipal and political consultant (energy, environment and electromobility). His experience of over 20 years in the field of renewable energies, his scientific work in the field of electrical engineering (eMSR, ICT and BI), as well as his various inventions, patents, utility models and their developments make him one of the leading experts in this field.

The Bundesverband eMobilität is an association of companies, institutions, researchers and users of the New Mobility who are committed to converting mobility based on renewable energies to electric mobility.

About Prof. Dr. Michael Powalla & the ZSW

Prof. Dr. Michael Powalla, Member of the Board of the Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg ZSW.

Michael Powalla has been head of the photovoltaics division at ZSW Stuttgart as a member of the board since 2008. He previously worked as a scientific employee in the Photovoltaics: Materials Research department, which he took over as head in 1999. Since 2010, he has also been a professor of thin-film photovoltaics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Light Technology Institute, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. From 2007 to 2011, he was managing director of Würth Elektronik Research GmbH.

Today, the ZSW is established as one of Europe's leading energy research institutes with around 350 employees plus 100 student and research assistants. Joint ventures and the growing share of industrial contracts demonstrate the consistent proximity to applications.

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