InnoInstall Award

for the most innovative commercial
battery storage installation

Take part now

TESVOLT and photovoltaik magazine award a prize for the most innovative commercial battery storage installation

Are you an installer and have you developed and implemented an individual project for a customer that goes beyond standard applications? Did you install a TESVOLT battery storage system as part of this? Then send us your project by 15 April and join the race for the award!

The focus is on the level of innovation of the project, which will be assessed by an expert jury. This will include the specialist journalist Niels Hendrik Petersen, Dr Julia Badeda from Abo Wind, the independent consultant Hans Urban, and TESVOLT founders Daniel Hannemann and Simon Schandert.

How it works

The application phase runs until 15 April 2021. The expert jury will then select the three most innovative projects, which will be published here on the website and in the May edition of photovoltaik. The winner will be decided by means of an online public vote on this website. The first three positions will be determined by the number of votes received.

More at stake than just glory and honour

The winner will receive the prestigious InnoInstall Award as well as a grant of €5,000 for a joint advertising campaign with TESVOLT. In addition, the project and the award-winning installation company will be presented in photovoltaik publications and here on the website. Second and third place will receive a grant of €1,000, a short presentation on the website and a certificate.

Open entry form

How to participate:

  1. Download the entry form via click on the button.
  2. Please fill it in completely and answer all questions truthfully or to the best of your knowledge and belief. (The PDF is editable, you can edit it directly on the computer and save it again.)
  3. Send it to together with the photo(s).

Terms of participation:

The InnoInstall Award is advertised by TESVOLT in cooperation with media partner photovoltaik. Installers and operators of innovative commercial battery storage projects anywhere in the world can participate. Criteria: a TESVOLT battery storage system must have been installed and must have been properly commissioned. At least one to five (printable) images of the battery storage system must be submitted. These can include the installer, the operator or other/additional people connected with the project. The entry form must be answered truthfully.

The closing date is 15 April 2021.

The winners will be determined by an expert jury and the voting results for the three most innovative projects will be announced on 18 May. The award will be officially presented on 10 June 2021. There is no right of appeal.


Hans Urban

is a consultant in renewable energies and e-mobility. After completing his studies in electrical engineering at the TU Munich, he has gained decades of experience in leading positions across the electronics and solar industries, including as CEO of Schletter. He has been working as a freelance consultant in renewable energies and e-mobility since 2017 and provides advice to storage and solar companies, regional energy suppliers and local authorities.

Niels Hendrik Petersen

The journalist and economist (graduate of FU Berlin) has been writing about the energy transition for various media for more than ten years, including the photovoltaik magazine, PV Europe, Erneuerbare Energien, HZwei, E&M and Technology Review. He has been following the rapid development of the storage industry for photovoltaik since 2013.

Dr. Julia Badeda

studied industrial engineering at RWTH Aachen University and at the University of Queensland, Australia. She worked as a research assistant for over five years at the ISEA Institute under Professor Dirk Uwe Sauer. In the course of this, she managed the department for grid integration of batteries and storage system analysis. She has been in charge of the Hybrid Energy Systems department at the project developer Abo Wind since 2019.

Simon Schandert

completed an apprenticeship as an engineer for buildings and energy before studying Environment and Sustainability and earning his Bachelor of Engineering at Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, followed by his Master of Science degree in Business Administration and Electrical Engineering at the TU Berlin. Back in the summer of 2014, he founded the company TESVOLT together with Daniel Hannemann, of which he is now CTO.

Daniel Hannemann

completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences and his Master of Arts degree in Sustainability Management at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. Back in the summer of 2014, he founded the company TESVOLT together with Simon Schandert, of which he is the CEO today.