Solar Electric Ireland Scoops Product of Show Award for High Tech Energy Storage Solution

Attendance Up One Quarter at SEAI's Energy Show 2016

Media Release
13th April 2016

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland's (SEAI) annual two-day business-to-business event, The Energy Show 2016, was a huge success with visitors up a quarter on last year. The show took place at the RDS in Dublin on April 6th and 7th and featured an extensive electric vehicle showcase, live retrofit demonstrations, an international markets pavilion, multiple networking events and lots of free briefings and workshops. The Energy Show plays an important role for the growing Irish energy sector, hosting over 170 exhibitors, two thirds of whom were Irish, with the remaining third travelling from overseas to take part. Over 4,700 professionals attending the Show saw the latest sustainable energy technologies and services on the market.

Commenting on the success of the Show, SEAI's William Walsh, Interim CEO, said: "The sustainable energy sector is worth around €1.5 billion to Ireland annually and the Energy Show generates about €60m of business in its own right. Witnessing the scale of business activity over the last couple of days at the Energy Show confirms that this is a strong and growing sector, with significant international opportunity. There is now constant innovation in smart energy solutions and as we work towards meeting our energy targets, this expertise is definitely to Ireland's advantage."

Product of the Show accolade went to Solar Electric Ireland for their product sonnenBatterie - a high tech energy storage solution which also won them Best Innovative Product. The product combines a solar photovoltaic system and a battery, meaning homeowners can get about 75% of their yearly electricity requirement from clean energy generated on their roof. The system is already installed in thousands of homes in Europe.

Commenting on the win, Solar Electric Ireland co-owners, Robert Goss and Tom Foley, said: "Our business is supplying and installing solar PV systems across Ireland. Now that storage systems have become technically and financially viable, we are delighted to have secured the rights to the market-leader in Germany, the Eco8 from sonnenBatterie. The fact that our product was chosen as Best Innovative Product and Product of the Show puts an important "seal of approval" on the product and supports our plan to launch the product in Ireland this summer. The product was very well received by visitors to The Energy Show and we have already had a number of good enquiries from the show that will make up our pilot projects for June installation."

Other category winners were: MCC Energy, winner of Best Renewable Product for its Hybrid Power Charging Station; Metac, winner of Best Service Provider for its energy training courses; Origen Energy winner of Best Energy Efficient Product for its Robur gas absorption heat pump; and Best Product of the Future went to Rexel Energy Solutions for its battery energy storage system.

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

  • The Energy Show 2016 grew by almost 25%, bringing attendance this year to 4700.
  • SEAI launched its 'Ireland's Energy Targets - Progress, Ambition and Impacts' report at the Energy Show, highlighting the importance of reducing our energy demand in order to make Ireland's renewable energy targets achievable and giving a sense of the scale of what needs to be done to meet Ireland's binding EU energy targets by 2020.

 

Energy Show 2016 - Product of the Show Awards' Winners

Best Energy Efficient Product

COMMENDED
Grundfos Ireland
Grundfos Alpha3 hydronic balancing system
Vent-Axia
Sentinel Kinetic Advance MVHR

HIGHLY-COMMENDED
Unipipe
NIBE F730 Heat Pump

WINNER
Origen Energy
Robur gas absorption heat pump

Best Innovative Product

COMMENDED
Smart Innovation Products
Heat Hero heat system efficiency enhancer
ESPE
CHIP50 woodchip cogenerator
Daikin
Daikin/Rotex HPSU air to water heat pumps

WINNER
Solar Electric Ireland
sonnenBatterie ECO8 energy storage solution

Best Renewable Product

COMMENDED
Unipipe
NIBE F730 Heat Pump
Daikin
Daikin/Rotex HPSU air to water heat pumps

HIGHLY-COMMENDED
ESPE
CHIP50 woodchip co-generator

WINNER
MCC Energy
Giraffe 2.0 hybrid power station

Best Services Provider

WINNER
Metac
Energy training centre and assessor

Best Product of the Future

WINNER
Rexel Energy Solutions
Enphase AC battery energy storage system

OVERALL WINNER

Solar Electric Ireland
sonnenBatterie ECO8 energy storage solution

 
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