For the second year in a row German firms have taken the lion’s share of the nominations for this year’s ees Intersolar awards for electrical energy storage.
The ees AWARD pays tribute to outstanding products and solutions in the field of energy storage, said an ess Intersolar spokesman.
This years record number of submissions revealed a trend toward domestic storage systems using lithium-ion cells developed specifically for stationary batteries, and a special separator to guarantee the highest degree of safety, the spokesman added.
Four German firms are among the ten finalists, the biggest name being Korea’s LG Chem. The list includes two Spanish firms, and a company from Sweden, US, and France.
Now in its third year, the ees AWARD recognises outstanding solutions and innovations in energy storage technology and included submissions from new materials to production innovation right up to second-use concepts and recycling.
The winner is due to be announced at the Innovation and Application Forum at ees Intersolar Europe in Munich, Germany on June 22.
The ees Intersolar finalists are:
Ampere Power Energy (Spain)
BOS Balance of Storage Systems (Germany
Digatron Power Electronics (Germany
Ferroamp Elektronik (Sweden)
Green Power Technologies (Spain
LG Chem (Korea
Morningstar Corporation (USA
SMA Solar Technology (Germany
Sonnen GmbH (Germany