Program Highlights of POwer2Drive Europe

Guided Tours

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 from June, 20-22, 2018 in German and additionally in English on Wednesday and Thursday. 

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The topic-related tours cover innovations in these fields:

1. Solar power storage (solar batteries) for residential use (home storage)
2. Power storage for companies, municipalities, industry and utilities
3. Solar DC generator (high-efficiency and smart modules, cables, cleaning, maintenance, inspection by drones)
4. Mounting technology (rooftop and ground mounted systems)
5. Sector coupling I: intelligent power electronics and heating (potable water, cooling, heating)
6. Sector coupling II: electric mobility and charging 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 pv Europe and photovoltaik booth (hall B1, booth 209). Participants need to register in advance. The registration includes a free daily ticket for The smarter E Europe. Participants will be provided with headsets.

DateJune 20-22, 2018
PlaceStarting point:  Hall B1, Booth B1.209
ParticipationRequires exhibition ticket

The smarter E AWARD: Championing the Energy Game-Changers

Renewable energy, decentralization and digitalization are bringing lasting changes to the energy world. This is why new concepts and solutions for intelligently connecting the generation, storage, distribution and use of energy are needed.

The smarter E AWARD pays tribute to these innovations.

The award is set to be presented for the first time by the organizers of The smarter E Europe in Munich in 2018. The award provides companies working in the new energy world with a unique platform for presenting their achievements and innovations.


Date: June 20, 2018, 5:00pm

Prize Ceremony of the Energiewende Awards – Energieversorger 2018

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 “Energiewende Award – Energieversorger 2018”, which will take place at The smarter E – the leading platform of the new energy world.
Following 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 on June 21, 2018 at 10.30 am at The smarter E Forum (Hall B2, Booth B2.570).
The language of the event will be German.

2017 Winners of the Georg Salvamoser Prize

Georg Salvamoser Prize 2018: Heroes of the Energy Transition

The Georg Salvamoser Prize is one of the most lucrative environmental prizes in Germany and is open to individuals as well as groups, associations, companies, institutions and communities from throughout the German-speaking countries. The award 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.
In 2018, the Georg Salvamoser Prize, which is endowed with a total of 25,000 euros, will be awarded for the fifth time. A special prize, JUNGE ENERGIE (YOUNG ENERGY), is specifically aimed at school classes, youth groups and young companies. 5,000 euros of the total prize money has been reserved for this award.

The presentation of the winners will take place as part of The smarter E Europe in Munich on June 21, 2018 at 4:30pm (The smarter E Forum, Hall B2, booth B2.570).


PV in combination with charging stations

At Intersolar Europe, solar technology is not limited to the exhibition halls. Visitors can also take a look at what was once the world’s largest rooftop photovoltaics installation, on the roof of Messe München. The 1 MW high output system has been delivering environmentally friendly electrical energy reliably for 20 years. So far it has contributed 20 million kWh to the exhibition’s power supply, with specific yield values between 921 and 1,178 kWh/kW. The system has been continually monitored by experts throughout its service life, which has enabled exact data to be provided on its long-term performance. It now also supplies renewable energy to the new electric charging infrastructure of Messe München – this too can be viewed as part of the tours. The Bavarian Association for the Promotion of Solar Energy is offering tours each day during Intersolar Europe. Additional tours may be available by arrangement.

DateJune 20-22, 2018 - 11.00am | 1.00pm | 3.00pm
PlaceStarting point: Hall B3, Booth B3.131
ParticipationRequires exhibition ticket