As there are tens of thousands of PV and EES installations implemented every year, there is only little awareness for projects of particular importance. Therefore, it is important to acknowledge industry pioneers and to highlight their success.
With this in mind, the German CleanTech Institute (DCTI) together with EuPD Research, the Joint Forces for Solar (JF4S) initiative and the International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA) certified exceptional achievements in the areas of photovoltaic (PV) and electrical energy storage (EES).
In January 2017, for the first time, the 'Global Leading RES Project' (Renewable Energy Systems) Awards were held. More than 300 projects from all over the world have been submitted in order to apply for the 'Global Leading RES Project' Awards. Reaching from Australia to Germany over Tajikistan and India, 46 outstanding PV and EES projects in the categories First Mover, Tech Driver, Innovative Application, Unique Location and Largest Project have been identified.
The 'Global Leading RES Project' Awards offer recognition for emerging markets: New target groups are becoming accessible, local industry stakeholders can learn from best practices, investor confidences will be enhanced, and business relations will be fostered.
In order to fulfill the fast moving nature of the emerging markets, companies are encouraged to submit their projects for the Global Leading RES Awards throughout the whole year.
The market for electricity storage systems is growing as steadily as the number of manufacturers with a broad product range.
The end customer are currently open minded regarding investments into a storage system but often irritated or confused while facing that comprehensive selection possibilities. In addition it is not easy for them to compare the different technical characteristics and the service features of the storage systems. Even the differentiation regarding inclusive and exclusive services is quite challenging.
To support this selection process with objective findings the German CleanTech Institute (DCTI) and EuPD Research have developed a methodology that compares all relevant storage solutions in three product categories.
In addition the resulting performance data and service capabilities were set in proportion to the prevailing customer expectations. The products identified on this way are awarded as 'TOP Battery Storage'. The respective seals are published in cooperation with renowned business magazines with a large target group reach.
Meanwhile the 'TOP Battery Storage' seals were awarded in Germany and Austria. Beside the yearly re-execution of these analyses other European countries will be examined in the same way very soon.