Smart Renewable Energy:
Intersolar Europe and ees Europe Present the Energy Supply of the Future
The energy transition is making decentralized generation and infeed of energy from renewable sources increasingly important. As consumers also become energy producers, digital energy management solutions balance consumption and demand.
Under the title Smart Renewable Energy, visitors to Intersolar Europe, the world's leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners, and ees Europe, Europe's largest exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems, can learn more about product innovations and current discussions on this topic. Both exhibitions are taking place in parallel from June 22-24, 2016 in Munich. Intersolar Europe and the ees Europe Conference, which are taking place on June 21-22, 2016, will also feature several presentations dedicated to solutions for integrating renewable energy.
The energy market is in transition: The decentralized generation and infeed of energy from renewable sources such as photovoltaics is changing the ways in which producers and consumers cooperate. Because energy sources like the sun are not always equally available, the flexible coordination of energy supply and demand is essential. Integrated digital solutions provide an answer to these challenges. Under the title Smart Renewable Energy, Intersolar Europe and ees Europe are focusing particular attention on this key topic in hall B2. Each day, experts will present innovations at the Smart Renewable Energy Forum, where visitors can learn more about trends such as The Digitalization of the Energy Industry and the Smart Meter Rollout and Wind meets Solar and Storage: Integration Strategies (both on June 23). Smart renewable energy solutions for prosumers and business are also on the program on June 22.
The special exhibit and shared booth Wind meets Solar and Storage (Hall B2, booth B2.290 and 280) provide an international platform for discussing economic, technical and research questions concerning the interaction between solar and wind energy and electricity storage.
Electric cars are becoming a significant part of the power grid
In the neighboring hall B1, visitors to the ees Europe special exhibit E-Mobility & Renewable Energy can learn about a topic with increasing importance for integrated energy solutions. In the power grids of the future, electric vehicles will be integrated not only as consumers, but also as storage devices. Here, visitors can find out more about innovative vehicle concepts, infrastructures and exemplary projects. On the morning of the last day of the exhibition (June 24), the ees Forum (hall B1, booth B1.151) will also address the topic of E-mobility and Renewable Energy.
Smart renewable energy also features in the program of Intersolar Europe and ees Europe Conference, which are both taking place on June 21 and 22. Presentations will address Integrated Energy Solutions for Residential, Commercial and Industrial Buildings, Smart Districts/Smart Cities, The Digitalization of Energy, and New Business Models (all on June 22) among other topics. The exhibition also offers workshops and guided tours for delegations and groups centered around this key topic.
Background on the energy market: Flexibility is increasingly important
In the future, large-scale, centralized nuclear and fossil fuel power stations that supply consumers with energy will be replaced by decentralized renewable energy plants, storage systems and consumers as relevant players on the energy market. In this increasingly decentralized landscape, energy management systems not only adjust for climate and comfort, they also need to manage the charging process and use the smart grid function to feed solar power into the grid. With generation, storage, distribution and consumption of electricity managed by smart grids, smart meters take on an significant role. By collecting and simultaneously evaluating all important data on electricity consumption, they become data interfaces between private households, grid operators and energy suppliers.
To facilitate flexibility in balancing energy supply and demand, the energy, heating and transportation sectors are becoming increasingly interconnected. Energy storage systems play an essential role in this respect, as they can provide positive or negative balancing power to assist in maintaining frequency stability. For example, photovoltaic installations with electricity storage systems can both feed power into the grid and absorb excess power from the grid.
Numerous digital services and technologies are being developed to make the energy market less centralized and more flexible. Connecting players and achieving the highest possible degree of automatic analysis and optimization of energy systems is key.
Images: R. Eberhard, messekompakt.com, EBERHARD print & medien agentur gmbh
Source: Solar Promotion