pv magazine & partners join forces with Hannover Messe

Hannover Messe, the world's largest industry trade show, is more than 70 years old.

Hannover Messe is the largest industry trade fair in the world. Since its beginning in 1947, the exhibition has enjoyed a close relationship with the energy industry, growing in recent years into the world’s leading trade fair for integrated energy systems.

As a result of rapidly increasing interest in solar PV in recent years, the exhibition was looking for opportunities to highlight solar alongside other energy technologies, and pv magazine was there to help: “We were pleased to hear that the interest in solar and renewables has grown so much over the past few years,” says CSO Andrea Jeremias. “Highly motivated to foster this trend, we developed the idea of a joint booth called Solar Premium.”

“Over the past three years more than 50% of the people who took part in our questionnaires were attending Hannover Messe because of renewable energy technology,” Hannover Messe’s Global Director Benjamin Low told pv magazine. “Things like electric mobility, smart grids and energy services have increased in terms of what people are looking for. To give an idea of the scope, last year we had 96,000 visitors to Hannover Messe energy.”

The uptick in interest for renewables, and Hannover Messe’s desire to showcase the solar industry at its 2017 event, demonstrates that solar is a serious player in the global energy industry.

Working with Hannover Messe, pv magazine has developed the the Solar Premium Booth, which will consist of a joint exhibition presence with our partners, and a series of networking events. The booth will showcase these major players in the solar industry and allow them to present their concepts for the future of energy to the largest industry trade show of its kind.

The Solar Premium Booth will be a fixture at the Integrated Energy Plaza for the duration of Hannover Messe 2017, which runs from April 24-28.