The EnergyDecentral Innovation Award has been given out by an independent jury since 2014.
Pioneering, innovative developments in the energy industry are awarded the "Innovation Award EnergyDecentral". The winners of these prestigious innovations medals are representative of the creative spirit and innovative strength of the entire industry.
All approved exhibitors at EnergyDecentral, whose products are within the subjects areas listed below, can participate. This also applies to joint registrations. Participation is voluntary and is not linked to any additional, direct costs. The participant bears the sole responsibility for compliance with all applicable legal regulations and these DLG award and testing regulations.
1. Biogas and biomethane
3. Bio engine fuels
4. Solar energy systems
5. Decentralised energy technology
6. Ventilation, exhaust-air and exhaust-gas purification
7. Recycling and disposal systems
8. Safety technology
9. Energy distribution and storage
10. Measuring, control and regulating technology
A product with a new concept for which the function has changed decisively and the use of which enables a new method or has considerably improved a known method, is awarded an innovation gold medal. The importance in practice, the effects on operating and work management, the environment and the energy situation are decisive for the choice. Effects on simplifying work and on work safety are included in the evaluation.
A product for which a known product has been developed further so that a considerable improvement in the function and the method is to be expected is awarded an innovation silver medal. Here the product does not completely meet the criteria for awarding an innovation gold medal. The economic importance in practice, the performance, the quality of work and the operating safety are decisive for the choice. In addition, positive effects on the environmental and energy situation are also to be taken into account.