In 2017, the energy storage market saw formidable growth, similar to the trajectory that the solar market took nearly ten years before. With the U.S. market surpassing the impressive 1GWh mark, the news cycle has been dominated by massive deployments, monumental M&A activity, cutting-edge technology innovations and crucial policy developments.
Consensus is building that one of the most efficient ways to meet necessary greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals is to electrify everyday items in our lives. Aggressive electrification of the ways we drive, power up our personal energy devices, and regulate the temperatures in our homes can make the difference we need to decarbonize our world.
Energy storage is playing an increasingly critical role in integrating intermittent renewables into the electric grid. Intersolar North America connected with James Greenberger, executive director of the National Alliance for Advanced Technology Batteries (NAATBatt) to discuss his insights into what the energy storage market holds for 2018.
As national and state-level electricity market dynamics continue to shift, Intersolar and ees North America connected with Bernadette Del Chiaro, executive director of the California Solar & Storage Association (formerly the California Solar Energy Industries Association) to discuss her outlook on new opportunities and threats facing the California solar and energy storage market in 2018.
NAATBatt 2018 will feature early looks at disruptive new technologies in the battery business, member update presentations, and the best networking and deal making in the industry.
Pioneering new projects, technologies and concepts help shape the new energy world and drive the transition in the energy industry forward. The solutions honored with the Intersolar AWARD and the ees AWARD are trendsetters and reflect the rapid development of the industry. Since 2008, 1045 applications from 46 countries have been submitted for the awards at Intersolar Europe, the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry, and ees Europe, the continent's largest exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems. A total of 108 products, services and projects have received the prestigious prizes to date.
The global energy industry is undergoing a radical transformation. Digitalization and decentralization are changing the face of the energy world. Renewable energy has become a crucial part of our energy supply system. If renewable energy is to compete against conventional sources of energy, it is not enough to simply improve how it is generated. Instead, the fields of generation, energy storage, distribution and consumption must be connected seamlessly and intelligently. In order to give all these aspects the attention they deserve, the organizers of Intersolar and ees are taking the logical step of combining all topics and events under a new umbrella called The smarter E.