Intersolar Europe is inching closer to becoming an energy storage platform. It was the fourth time that Munich’s trade show on solar energy ran in parallel to the ees Europe – with 254 exhibitors on 17,500 m2 Europe’s most popular trade fair about batteries and energy storage, according to its organizers. Starting next year, the show will have two new pillars, Power2Drive for electric transportation and charging infrastructures and EM Power for smart energy production. The new “umbrella” under which all four energy trade shows will be combined will be called “The smarter E” – “in response to the exhibiting businesses’ latest innovations, which are increasingly relying on integrated and smart networking systems and services,” it was said.
As it is, barely any companies from the H2 and fuel cell industry show up for the event in Bavaria’s capital in early summer. That could change next year between June 20 and 22. Sabine Kloos from Solar Promotion, the organizer, told H2-international that there would be “attractive opportunities to participate in a large, shared booth” on fuel cells, hydrogen infrastructure and power-to-gas. She explained: “The booth will be in an ideal spot in the middle of the popular B1 hall.” Businesses and associations were invited to contribute to the design of this exhibition area, she added.