New solutions for intelligent energy and cities at Sofia event in April

Leading manufacturers and importers from twelve countries will participate in the annual “Energy Efficiency & Renewables, Smart Cities” exhibition and conference for South-East Europe to be held from April 5 to 7 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The majority of companies taking part in the event, organized by Via Expo, will launch new products and seek new business partnerships with partners from Bulgaria, Serbia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Fyrom) and other countries in the wider region.

Components for passive houses, ventilation systems with heat recovery, vacuum insulation panels and air tightness systems will be presented for the first time in the Bulgarian market, in response to the growing need for energy efficiency.

Innovative roof and wall systems featuring excellent heat insulation and easy installation will be among the product highlights at the event.

Reflecting the progress being made in the renewable energy sector, participants will present energy storage devices, first-class solar panels for building integration, and hybrid autonomous energy systems.

The bioenergy field will once again be under the spotlight. Enterprises from Austria, Italy, Portugal and the Netherlands will be promoting combustion systems for wood, straw and other biomass material for steam/heat and co-generation, as well as systems for drying and granulating wood and agricultural waste.

Though geothermal energy has great potential in southeast Europe, this energy-generating method is not well utilized. One event participant will showcase a new generation of heat pumps that can reduce energy bills by up 80 percent. The systems feature unique user-friendly display panels.

Electric vehicles, IP charging networks, and stations will also be exhibited, Via Expo has announced.

Visitors will get to see the latest developments in building automation. A smart home system with integrated temperature, light, humidity and air purity sensors will definitely be an attraction at the event.

A Bulgarian company will promote intelligent systems for electricity, water, gas and street lighting, all of which promise improved resource management.

District heating, geothermal energy, bio waste conversion methods, energy efficiency for buildings, and a range of other topics will be discussed. Attendees will also have the opportunity to forward questions to speakers from Eurohet & Power, the International Geothermal Association, Covenant of Mayors, International Biogas Association, and Innovation Norway, among others.