TESVOLT has been awarded “Top Innovator of the Year” in Germany’s TOP 100 innovation awards for small and medium-sized enterprises. The company won top prize in its size category. In addition to the young company’s rapid growth and agile organisational form, the 31-member jury was also impressed by the innovative technology that underpins TESVOLT storage systems. This was the competition’s 27th year.
TESVOLT was awarded the International Rural Electrification Award in 2019. The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) honoured TESVOLT’s off-grid storage project: an avocado farm in Australia’s Outback that uses 100% green energy thanks to a photovoltaic system, TESVOLT storage system and saltwater batteries. “The award recognises the most passionate and innovative players giving people access to energy,” said Guilherme Collares Pereira, Chairman of the panel and ARE Vice President.
TESVOLT received the Lucas Cranach Award for the 2019. The city council of Lutherstadt Wittenberg recognised the company in the category “Impetus for the City”, which is the first time that Lutherstadt’s highest award has been granted to a commercial enterprise. The prize was awarded on 4 January.
“Globally unique storage technology”
The panel of judges appraised TESVOLT’s storage systems as a globally unique product. “What makes our storage systems so exceptional is the battery management system,” says Simon Schandert, co-founder of TESVOLT. It makes TESVOLT storage systems especially durable and economical. “While other storage systems on the market fall short when it comes to cost efficiency, TESVOLT’s products pay for themselves within a few years – even without subsidies.”
The “smarter E Award” focuses on solutions and concepts that intelligently combine all energy sectors from the electricity, heat and transport sectors with renewable energies, decentralisation and digitisation. TESVOLT and Unlimited Energy received the award in 2018 for their off-grid avocado farm project in Australia.
The avocado farm in Pemberton is supplied with energy by a 53 kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic system in combination with a 160 kWh saltwater tank and a 48 kWh TESVOLT energy storage system. The entire system is completely self-sufficient and can operate without a connection to the utility grid.
The Hugo Junkers Prize has been awarded by the Ministry of Economy, Science and Digitalisation of the State of Saxony-Anhalt for 25 years. It honours the most important technological innovations by companies headquartered in Saxony-Anhalt.
In 2016, TESVOLT received first place in the “Most Innovative Product Development” category for its proprietary battery management system, a technical innovation.
MANPACK’s Global Manufacturing Award recognises the game-changers among the global manufacturers of innovative products in dynamic markets.
In 2017, TESVOLT was named Best Flexible Battery Storage Systems Manufacturer for its proprietary battery management system and its deep roots in its local technology cluster.
The German CleanTech Institute (DCTI) is one of the world’s leading institutes driving the advancement of innovative environmental technologies, creating awareness of its ecological and economic benefits and supporting and contributing to the development of the resulting markets.
In cooperation with EuPD Research, the International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA) and Joint Forces for Solar (JF4S), the DCTI is honouring companies with the Global Leading RES (Renewable Energy Systems) Award. TESVOLT received the award for the largest off-grid battery storage project, located in Rwanda.