In response to the still rising numbers of cases of persons infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Brazil and worldwide and the associated restrictions now being introduced, the organizers of The smarter E South America – Solar Promotion International GmbH (SPI), Freiburg Management and Marketing International GmbH (FMMI) and Aranda Eventos & Congressos Ltda. (ARANDA) – have decided to postpone the event, South America’s largest platform for the energy industry, which had been set to take place from November 16 to 18, 2020. The new date will be August 24-26, 2021.
With this step, we are reacting in close consultation with the Brazilian Solar Photovoltaic Energy Association (ABSOLAR) and all partners involved counteracting the increasingly dynamic developments regarding the possible spread of the coronavirus.
Together with our exhibitors, partners, supporters and speakers, we are looking forward to welcome you at ees South America as part of The smarter E South America in Sao Paulo in August 2021!
For the seventh time in a row, the ees jury awarded the most innovative concepts and solutions of the energy storage industry with the prestigious ees AWARD. This year, the lucky winners were honored in a virtual AWARD Ceremony, which was attended by viewers from all over the world via live stream. Meet the AWARD Winners and their innovations also in a special webinar series.
The market potential for battery storage systems is huge – whether for homeowners, in grid systems or as large-scale storage systems in commercial or industrial use. According to a study by the market research company Navigant Research, worldwide revenue from decentralized energy storage systems will grow from $452 million in 2014 to over $16.5 billion by 2024, and the market is set to reach a volume of over 10 GW.
Launching into a renewable, decentralized and digital energy world offers countless new prospects and potential for innovative formats. As a platform for the new energy world, The smarter E concentrates on sharing information on energy industry topics and providing a networking opportunity for global industry players – now with a number of additional digital formats such as podcasts, webinars, innovation days, etc.
Our regular webinars with industry experts offer a deep understanding of the latest trends in the new energy world and provide an overview of important research results and practical market figures. The smarter E Podcast entertains and informs, giving a voice to the players of the new energy world – anytime and anywhere. Digital conferences, seminars, Innovation Days and many other online events create a space for sharing knowledge, presenting brand new market solutions and forging new contacts using interactive networking tools.
South America offers one of the five highest solar potentials in the world. In the long-term, a high share of solar energy in the region, together with other renewable energy sources like hydro, wind and geothermal energy, will impose challenges on the power system. These challenges will be addressed with storage technologies, smart transmission systems and demand side management (DSM).
The high penetration of renewables that is envisaged in future power systems of South America will significantly increase the need for flexible operational measures and generation technologies, whose associated investment decisions have to be properly planned in the long-term. In Chile for example the electricity sector is already deploying battery storage as a spinning reserve. In the residential, commercial and industrial segments, the market players are looking for market-ready energy storage solutions.
With three parallel energy exhibitions and one special exhibition, The smarter E South America is LATAM's innovation hub for the new energy world. It takes a comprehensive
approach to the topics of the new energy world by presenting cross-sector energy solutions and technologies.
The smarter E South America brings together the following events: