Energy storage systems are one of the essential pillars of the renewable energy mix of the future, safeguarding supplies to drive the energy transition. As international exhibition series for batteries and energy storage systems, ees (electrical energy storage) is the industry hotspot for suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and users of electrical energy storage solutions as well as battery systems.
Introduced in 2014, the ees AWARD is devoted to the electrical energy storage solutions behind the clean energy of tomorrow. The energy award pays tribute to pioneering products and solutions for stationary and mobile electrical energy storage systems. The range of innovations encompasses the entire value-added chain of innovative battery and energy storage technologies – from components to concrete applications and business models.
Innovations in the energy storage industry are driving the modernization of the energy infrastructure and play an important role in creating a flexible and reliable grid system. The ees AWARD has set itself the goal of honoring these powerful innovations in the category Electrical Energy Storage, in which technologies can be submitted such as:
For the sixth time in a row, the ees jury awarded the most innovative concepts and solutions from the energy storage industry with the prestigious ees AWARD prize. This year, the covected ees AWARD in the category "Electrical Energy Storage" was presented to:
The lucky winners Blue Solutions SA, Enerox GmbH and Maschinenfabrik Rheinhausen GmbH were honored at the AWARD Ceremony as part of the The smarter E Europe in Munich. For years, the AWARD Ceremony has been a highlight of the exhibitions and a source of excellent publicity for the winners, and the finalists. It is attended by high-caliber dignitaries and brings together ees exhibitors, trade press representatives, and decision-makers from the international energy storage industry.
The finalists of the ees AWARD 2019 in the Electrical Energy Storage category have been selected. The energy storage installations of this year's finalists are increasingly being coupled with systems for using renewable energies – be they virtual power plants, photovoltaic (PV) power plants, or wind farms:
Mohamed Mostafa & Johannes Otto
Head of PG Industrial Storage Solution & Product Manager of SCS, SMA Solar Technology AG
ees AWARD Winner 2018
"SMA is well known as award winner at the Intersolar which is the best statement for giving all our dedication into developing great products. We are honored to be chosen as a winner in the ees AWARD 2018 with the Sunny Central Storage, the core element in our Large Scale Storage Solution. We get a lot of positive feedback from our customers for the quality and capability of SMA storage systems. This is a big motivation to keep up pace and push our solutions to the edge of the limits."
CEO, Energy Depot GmbH
ees AWARD Winner 2017
"We have been very pleased being nominated and named as winner of the ees AWARD 2017. Energy storage requires stable and functional systems to secure energy supply at home and for business - at any time. During and after the exhibition the ees AWARD has clearly boosted the interest in the CENTURIO energy storage system and we have been able to gain significant attention resulting in multiple additional orders. It is great getting the technical effort honored by visible commercial success. We will continue the path leading to independent energy supply."
Head of Sales & Marketing, LG Chem Ltd.
ees AWARD Winner 2017
“We feel honored by receiving the ees Award twice in a row and I would like to thank the members of the jury for acknowledging our endeavors put into our Stand-alone Battery Module. Due to its compactness, flexibility and modular design, the Stand-alone Battery Module is well appreciated by our customers, resulting in positive feedback from the market. We look forward to reach a higher degree of customer satisfaction through continued technological improvements of our ESS products.”
VP of Marketing and Communication, Solarwatt GmbH
ees AWARD Winner 2017
"Our excitement over entering MyReserve Matrix in the 2017 competition was directly influenced by our amazing experience winning in 2015. We feel a great deal of pride displaying the award seal alongside our products in brochures, roll-up banners, and other marketing collateral. It sends a signal to those who know the industry well that we have been weighed, measured, and awarded accordingly!"
A. Degree of Technological Innovation (30%)
B. Technical and Environmental Benefits (15%)
C. System Integration (10%)
D. Safety (15%)
E. Economic Benefits (15%)
F. Proof of Innovation (10%)
G. Presentation (5%)
Dr.-Ing. Matthias Vetter
Head of Department Electrical Energy Storage
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE
IHS Markit Technology
Team Leader Stationary Storage Systems
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Dipl.-Ing. Heiko Schwarzburger MA
Editor-in-chief „photovoltaik - Solartechnik für Installateure, Planer und Architekten“
Alfons W. Gentner Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
Dr. Falko Schappacher
Managing Director MEET Battery Research Center
University of Muenster
Franck Al Shakarchi
Solar, Storage and Smart Systems Manager
French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)