Special “Experience Energy” show offers renewables at first hand
The well-attended special show “Experience Energy” – “The energy system of the future” on the last day of New Energy Husum gave visitors big and small the chance to experience the world of renewable energy at first hand. At the stand of Artefact GmbH, parents and children were able to build solar merry-go-rounds and windmills, and on a specially built “energy bicycle” they could find out for themselves how many watts they had in their own leg muscles.
“The atmosphere is great, mainly because here you can learn how energy works yourself. We were absolutely surrounded by children and young people wanting to discover the secret of energy, like Gyro Gearloose or a band of future engineers. Nowadays it is extremely important that children get practical experience, for example through building small windmills, so that they can understand the principle behind renewable energy at an early age”, said Werner Kiwitt
The national initiative “E-Energy” helped to show how a smart grid works, and young visitors to the exhibition also had the chance to learn more from a short “Sendung mit der Maus” film that was running throughout the day.
15,000 visitors to New Energy 2012
Peter Becker, managing director of Messe Husum was well satisfied with a visitor total of 15,000. “In the circumstances, our expectations were fully met. The announced cutbacks in solar subsidies has led to a degree of uncertainty, nor was there the Fukushima effect we had in 2011. With 15,000 visitors, we are on a stable level with 2010.”
Open road to New Energy
The 30-strong Messe Husum traffic team, made up of police, security staff, public order office and exhibition staff, ensured smooth running traffic arriving and leaving the exhibition. Managing director Peter Becker expressed how satisfied he was about the smoothly flowing traffic that allowed problem-free arrivals and departures for exhibitors and visitors: “The new logistics system for the visitor flow has proved its worth. We have used double-capacity, low-floor buses so that we were able to optimise the shuttle frequency”. Becker also announced that there would be improvements in the signposting of the park & ride car parks next year.
Also in the photograph above: deputy head of the public order office Karl-Friedrich Bumb, and Norbert Rohde, Messe Husum’s traffic manager.
Enthralling lectures about photovoltaics for German and Danish visitors
On all four days of the fair, trade and private visitors were able to find out a lot about photovoltaics from the lectures given at the congress that ran parallel to the New Energy Husum exhibition. Exhibitor EWS presented a series of 45-minute lectures that were not just of interest to the German attendees but, thanks to interpreters provided by Danfoss, could also be enjoyed by Danish speakers.
At the end of the exhibition EWS drew the winner of their competition, with the result that a homeowner from Kappeln became the lucky winner of a photovoltaic unit worth € 10,000.
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