|By PR Newswire||
|February 3, 2014 12:31 PM EST||
MUNICH, February 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
For the seventh successive year, Intersolar Europe is using the Intersolar AWARD to pay tribute to the solar industry's exceptionally innovative solutions. 2014 once again sees companies and projects being honored that have set a particularly inspiring example in driving forward the energy transition. This year, the innovation prize is being awarded in the categories of Photovoltaics and Solar Projects. In addition, the electrical energy storage (ees) AWARD is being presented by Intersolar for the very first time. Companies wishing to apply for the Intersolar AWARD may make their submissions between February 1 and March 28, 2014.
2014 sees the Intersolar AWARD enter its seventh year. Since its introduction, a total of 528 innovations from 40 countries worldwide have been submitted for the prize and the accolade has been awarded to 59 services, products and projects that not only present a particular benefit to society and the environment, but also offer economic advantages and boast a high level of technical innovation. In order to propel trends and key topics for the future, the Solar Projects in India and North America category was introduced in 2012, followed by the Solar Projects in Europe category in 2013. This year, Intersolar is presenting the electrical energy storage (ees) AWARD for the very first time. The prize winners in the categories of Photovoltaics and Solar Projects in Europe as well as the winners of the electrical energy storage (ees) AWARD are being announced at an official ceremony at Intersolar Europe in Munich on June 4, 2014.
Intersolar AWARD: The barometer of the solar industry
According to the Hamburg-based Federal Network Agency, 2013 saw an average capacity of 300 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaics being installed each month in Germany alone. In terms of the amount of capacity added worldwide in 2014, IHS Inc., Englewood, USA is forecasting the highest growth in the photovoltaics industry since 2011, predicting an addition of around 40 gigawatts (GW). Figures indicate a significant increase in the USA and China in particular. For example, the Mercom Capital Group, Austin, USA estimates an addition of 6 GW in the USA in 2014 and the Chinese Bureau of Energy, Beijing, China anticipates that a total of more than 12 GW will be added in China this year. In order for the share of photovoltaics in the energy supply to keep rising worldwide, affordable module prices and increasing installation efficiency will prove decisive, as too will solutions to future challenges. This requires solar energy to be integrated into the energy mix and the power grids, as well as for it to be complemented with storage solutions. Every year, the applications for the Intersolar AWARD bear testament to the speed of innovation in the sector. "From cells and services to projects, the quality of submissions is astounding. Each year, the Intersolar AWARD serves as the indicator of the most relevant developments in the industry," explains Intersolar AWARD jury member Prof. Michael Powalla, a qualified engineer from the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research. However, the innovation prize is more than simply a guide to the sector. "Companies apply for the Intersolar AWARD because the prize carries a lot of weight within the industry itself. Those who win it use it to showcase and market their company," says jury member Dr. Matthias Vetter, Director of PV Off-Grid Solutions and Battery System Technology at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE.
Electrical energy storage (ees) AWARD becomes part of Intersolar's portfolio of awards
Storing solar energy represents one of the energy transition's greatest challenges. Together, Intersolar Europe and electrical energy storage (ees) are therefore the ideal platform for publicizing the entire supply chain of innovative battery and energy storage system technologies, from components to production through to concrete examples of application. Added to this is the electrical energy storage (ees) AWARD. The electrical energy storage (ees) AWARD honors innovative products and solutions, e.g. components of a product or a technical innovation in the fields of materials, production, systems, applications, second use or recycling.
Selection process and award ceremony
This year's prize winners are being chosen in a two-stage selection process, which begins after the closing date for entries. Firstly, an expert panel selects up to ten finalists in each area. To be short listed, applicants must demonstrate that their product or project centers on a groundbreaking and unique solution. The jury also bases its decision on how the project can benefit society and the environment, as well as the resulting economic benefits and level of technical innovation. An jury of experts involved in science, industry, research and the trade media select up to three winners from the finalists in each category.
Prize winners in the categories of Photovoltaics and Solar Projects in Europe as well as the winners of the electrical energy storage (ees) AWARD are set to be chosen at an official ceremony at Intersolar Europe in Munich on June 4, 2014. The winners in the categories of Solar Projects in North America and Solar Projects in India are being announced at Intersolar North America 2014 and Intersolar India 2014 respectively.
Participation conditions for the Intersolar AWARD and the ees AWARD 2014
Participation is open to products, projects, services and solutions developed by the exhibitors at all Intersolar exhibitions worldwide and is also open to exhibitors at ees - electrical energy storage 2014. Refinements of products and services previously presented at the exhibition can also be submitted. Entries must have undergone industrial trials or already be in industrial use.
Projects on the topics of Industrial and Commercial Use of Photovoltaics, Industrial and Commercial Use of Solar Thermal Applications and Photovoltaics and Energy Storage may be submitted for the Solar Projects in Europe category. For applications to be valid, projects must be fully completed and no older than two years at the time the application for the Intersolar AWARD is submitted.
Companies wishing to apply for the Intersolar AWARD and the electrical energy storage AWARD can find more information on the homepage at http://www.intersolarglobal.com/award. All applications must be submitted between February 1 and March 28, 2014.
Intersolar Europe 2014 takes place from June 4-6 at Messe München.
Further information on Intersolar Europe can be found at http://www.intersolar.de
Partners of Intersolar Europe
Intersolar Europe is supported by the leading solar industry associations: the German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar) as an exclusive partner, the German Solar Energy Society (DGS), the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF), the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), the SEMI PV Group, and the platform for photovoltaic production equipment within the German Engineering Association (VDMA-PV). With the support of the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA).
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 takes place annually at Messe München. It is the world's largest exhibition for the solar industry and its partners. In 2013, 1,292 international exhibitors and around 47,000 trade visitors attended Intersolar Europe. The exhibition focuses on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, energy storage and solar thermal technologies. Since its founding, it has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry. The accompanying Intersolar Europe Conference consolidates the topics of the exhibition. In 2013, more than 400 speakers and around 2,000 attendees discussed current industry topics and shed light on the background of technological, market and political developments.
Intersolar's storied history of international exhibitions and conferences spans more than 20 years. In 2008, Intersolar North America in San Francisco became the second exhibition after Intersolar Europe. This was followed by Intersolar India in Mumbai, Intersolar China in Beijing and Intersolar South America in São Paulo.
Intersolar Europe is organized by Solar Promotion GmbH, Pforzheim and Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG.
Solar Promotion GmbH | Postfach 100 170 | 75101 Pforzheim, Germany
Horst Dufner | Tel.: +49-7231-58598-0 | Fax: +49-7231-58598-28 | [email protected]
fischerAppelt, relations | Infanteriestraße 11a | 80797 Munich, Germany
Robert Schwarzenböck | Tel.: +49-89-747466-23 | Fax: +49-89-747466-66 | [email protected]
SOURCE Intersolar Europe
We're entering the post-smartphone era, where wearable gadgets from watches and fitness bands to glasses and health aids will power the next technological revolution. With mass adoption of wearable devices comes a new data ecosystem that must be protected. Wearables open new pathways that facilitate the tracking, sharing and storing of consumers’ personal health, location and daily activity data. Consumers have some idea of the data these devices capture, but most don’t realize how revealing and...
May. 6, 2016 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 850
As the rapid adoption of containers continues, companies are finding that they lack the operational tools to understand the behavior of applications deployed in these containers, and how to identify issues in their application infrastructure. For example, how are multiple containers within an application impacting each other’s performance? If an application’s service is degraded, which container is to blame? In the case of an application outage, what was the root cause of the outage?
May. 6, 2016 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,206
When it comes to IoT in the enterprise, namely the commercial building and hospitality markets, a benefit not getting the attention it deserves is energy efficiency, and IoT's direct impact on a cleaner, greener environment when installed in smart buildings. Until now clean technology was offered piecemeal and led with point solutions that require significant systems integration to orchestrate and deploy. There didn't exist a 'top down' approach that can manage and monitor the way a Smart Buildi...
May. 6, 2016 03:15 PM EDT Reads: 229
Cloud-based NCLC (No-code/low code) application builder platforms empower everyone in the organization to quickly build applications and executable processes that broaden access, deepen collaboration, and enhance transparency for all team members. Line of business owners (LOBO) and operations managers know best their part of the business and their processes. IT departments are beginning to leverage NCLC platforms to empower and enable LOBOs to lead the innovation, transform the organization, an...
May. 6, 2016 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 253
As enterprises around the world struggle with their digital transformation efforts, many are finding that innovative digital teams are moving much faster than their hidebound IT organizations. Rather than struggling to convince traditional IT to get with the digital program, executives are taking advice from IT research firm Gartner, and encouraging existing IT to continue in their desultory ways. However, many CIOs are realizing the dangers of following Gartner’s advice. The central challenge ...
May. 6, 2016 02:42 PM EDT Reads: 250
Unless you don’t use the internet, don’t live in California, or haven’t been paying attention to the recent news… you should be aware that self-driving cars are on their way to becoming a reality. I have seen them – they are real. If you believe in the future reality of self-driving cars, then continue reading on. If you don’t believe in the future possibilities, then I am not sure what to do to convince you other than discuss the very real changes that will roll out with the consumer producti...
May. 6, 2016 02:15 PM EDT Reads: 911
Cloud Object Storage is effectively infinitely scalable and boasts the lowest total costs. But cloud SLAs and T&Cs are traditionally optimized for huge customers like Netflix, so applications demanding better confidentiality or higher availability typically can’t reap the benefits of public cloud storage. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Don Martin, CTO of Security First Corp, will provide an overview of innovative technologies available today – secret sharing and information dispersal algori...
May. 6, 2016 02:02 PM EDT Reads: 250
There is an ever-growing explosion of new devices that are connected to the Internet using “cloud” solutions. This rapid growth is creating a massive new demand for efficient access to data. And it’s not just about connecting to that data anymore. This new demand is bringing new issues and challenges and it is important for companies to scale for the coming growth. And with that scaling comes the need for greater security, gathering and data analysis, storage, connectivity and, of course, the...
May. 6, 2016 01:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,373
The IETF draft standard for M2M certificates is a security solution specifically designed for the demanding needs of IoT/M2M applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Romansky, VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation, will explain how M2M certificates can efficiently enable confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity on highly constrained devices.
May. 6, 2016 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,411
In the world of DevOps there are ‘known good practices’ – aka ‘patterns’ – and ‘known bad practices’ – aka ‘anti-patterns.' Many of these patterns and anti-patterns have been developed from real world experience, especially by the early adopters of DevOps theory; but many are more feasible in theory than in practice, especially for more recent entrants to the DevOps scene. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Chair Andi Mann, panelists will dis...
May. 6, 2016 12:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,186
See storage differently! Storage performance problems have only gotten worse and harder to solve as applications have become largely virtualized and moved to a cloud-based infrastructure. Storage performance in a virtualized environment is not just about IOPS, it is about how well that potential performance is guaranteed to individual VMs for these apps as the number of VMs keep going up real time. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, in product and marketing at Tintri, will discu...
May. 6, 2016 12:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,217
trust and privacy in their ecosystem. Assurance and protection of device identity, secure data encryption and authentication are the key security challenges organizations are trying to address when integrating IoT devices. This holds true for IoT applications in a wide range of industries, for example, healthcare, consumer devices, and manufacturing. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lancen LaChance, vice president of product management, IoT solutions at GlobalSign, will teach IoT developers how t...
May. 6, 2016 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 842
The pace of innovation, vendor lock-in, production sustainability, cost-effectiveness, and managing risk… In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Dan Choquette, Founder of RackN, will discuss how CIOs are challenged finding the balance of finding the right tools, technology and operational model that serves the business the best. He will discuss how clouds, open source software and infrastructure solutions have benefits but also drawbacks and how workload and operational portability between vendors...
May. 6, 2016 11:57 AM EDT Reads: 273
So, you bought into the current machine learning craze and went on to collect millions/billions of records from this promising new data source. Now, what do you do with them? Too often, the abundance of data quickly turns into an abundance of problems. How do you extract that "magic essence" from your data without falling into the common pitfalls? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Natalia Ponomareva, Software Engineer at Google, will provide tips on how to be successful in large scale machine lear...
May. 6, 2016 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,597
SYS-CON Events announced today that Peak 10, Inc., a national IT infrastructure and cloud services provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Peak 10 provides reliable, tailored data center and network services, cloud and managed services. Its solutions are designed to scale and adapt to customers’ changing business needs, enabling them to lower costs, improve performance and focus inter...
May. 6, 2016 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,532