30 May 2020 
15 May 2019

The smarter E Europe: New, pioneering use concepts

The combination of solar energy and electric vehicles enables new, pioneering use concepts for private households and companies alike. Even small photovoltaic (PV) systems with only three kilowatts peak provide enough power to drive an electric vehicle thousands of kilometers a year – without harming the environment.

Photo: Clickcon Photovoltaik MontagesystemePhoto: Clickcon Photovoltaik Montagesysteme
When electromobility meets solar energy: Power2Drive will take place as a part of The smarter E Europe – the innovation hub for empowering new energy solutions.
Power2Drive Europe visitors will find out everything what is to know about concepts for the path to a successful transportation transition. The international exhibition for charging infrastructure and electromobility will take place as a part of The smarter E Europe – the innovation hub for empowering new energy solutions. Over 200 suppliers of charging infrastructure and electric vehicles as well as 50,000 visitors are expected at Messe München.

One asset of e-mobility is how perfectly it can be combined with renewable energy. Electric vehicles can be driven and charging stations can be fed with electricity from PV systems. Ideally, electric vehicles are charged with solar power directly from the owner’s roof. Electric vehicles are notably more efficient than conventional fuel-burning vehicles. A PV system with a capacity of three kilowatts peak in a single-family home in Germany can provide enough power annually to operate an electric car for around 14,000 kilometers emission free.

This will be of particular interest for all those PV system owners who will lose their eligibility for EEG subsidies in 2021 or later, once their installations are more than 20 years old. For them, completely new business models such as the operation of solar filling stations are also in the works, with many suppliers having already developed the necessary software. Innovative areas of business are also opening up in many other sectors. Some solar technology suppliers are expanding their business activities and cooperating with manufacturers to offer electric vehicles for sale or lease.



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20 June 2018

The smarter E Europe: Inverters control heating and stabilise grids

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10 May 2019

Market overview of charging systems at Power2Drive

The number of electric vehicles around the world rose to 5.6 million last year. The global market grew by 75 percent compared with 2017, and it will continue to accelerate. This is also reflected in the current market overview from the Power2Drive Europe exhibition. (more…)

18 January 2019

The smarter E: entries open for 2019 awards

From clean electricity and heat generation to storage to distribution, innovative solutions are honored with the energy industry prizes The smarter E award, Intersolar award and ees award. Start-ups, established companies, institutions and project owners are invited to submit their entries for the 2019 awards online until February 28, 2019. (more…)

14 June 2018

Power2Drive: high-speed charging stations in focus

Power2Drive Europe, part of The smarter E Europe, focuses on charging infrastructure and electromobility. Exhibitors will present innovative charging solutions and technologies for use in the e-mobility sector. According to a study conducted by the Technical University of Munich, by 2030 the number of electric vehicles on the road in Germany could climb from currently 130.000 to approximately eight million. (more…)

24 April 2018

ees Europe: From battery systems to sector coupling

Every year the industry's key players gather at ees Europe, Europe's largest exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems, which brings together manufacturers, service providers, project developers, investors, systems integrators and research institutes. (more…)


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