The finalists for The smarter E AWARD 2022 have been named! The shortlisted organizations impressed the panel with their innovative products and projects. In the Outstanding Projects category, the nominated projects are exemplary future-oriented and unique initiatives.
Pforzheim, April 7, 2022: The finalists for The smarter E AWARD 2022 have been named! The shortlisted organizations impressed the panel with their innovative products and projects. In the Outstanding Projects category, the nominated projects are exemplary future-oriented and unique initiatives. Meanwhile, the Smart Renewable Energy category celebrates cross-sector solutions and smart management tools for energy systems. The winners of The smarter E AWARD will be announced on May 10, 2022, as part of The smarter E Europe in Munich.
Right now, the energy industry is more important than ever before. Smart energy solutions have a vital role to play, in particular if we are going to avert the climate crisis. And that’s precisely what The smarter E Europe – Europe’s largest platform for the energy industry – stands for: It showcases smart, integrated concepts and solutions to help us generate, store and use energy more efficiently. In turn, The smarter E AWARD – the renowned innovation prize of the energy industry – shines a spotlight on ideas and projects that build on developments in renewable energy, decentralization and digitalization to create smart cross-sector solutions for all areas of our electricity, heat and transport sectors.
The winners of this year’s awards will be announced on May 10, 2022, on the eve of The smarter E Europe and its four specialist energy exhibitions – Intersolar Europe, ees Europe, Power2Drive Europe and EM-Power Europe – which are taking place from May 11-13, 2022, at Messe München. The following finalists are in line to receive an award in the Outstanding Projects and Smart Renewable Energy categories.
Finalists in the Outstanding Projects category
The finalists in the Outstanding Projects category showcase exciting energy projects that can only be described as exceptional. These projects demonstrate that renewable energies and energy storage systems are gaining ground worldwide and establishing themselves as key technologies in the new energy world.
• Center for Renewable Energy Services Limited (Bangladesh): In Bangladesh, the Smart Solar Irrigation System (SirriS) supplies solar power for a series of sensor-controlled irrigation pumps and automatically controls how the water is distributed across the fields. This clever solution saves on fuel and also ensures that fields are only watered enough to maintain the necessary moisture level in the soil, thus reducing water consumption by at least 50 percent. The system can be monitored and controlled remotely and also features a special billing system, which provides farmers with operating models that deliver self- sufficiency in the long term. In short, SirriS offers economic, ecological and social benefits. The optimized irrigation process takes into account the different crop types and the pH value of the soil. Moreover, periods of high solar yield correspond with periods of high demand for irrigation, and vice versa.
• Fenecon GmbH (Germany): The stationary storage system in Werdohl, Germany, comprises a combination of new, zero-use car batteries and second-life batteries from Renault ZOE electric cars. The system is installed in containers and is used as primary control reserve for the purposes of stabilizing the grid. The aim in future is to use the battery storage capacity to also offer energy management services for industrial customers and utility companies. Inside each container unit are 72 Renault ZOE batteries – each with a capacity of 40 kilowatt hours (kWh) – connected to a storage unit with a capacity of 2.88 megawatt hours (MWh). The containers provide stable and …….