News and Press Releases

Here you can find up-to-date industry and agency news and the latest press releases that we have written for our customers and sent via our intelligent press distribution list.





We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers and partners for a successful year 2019 and wish you a Merry Christmas. We are already looking forward to realizing exciting projects with you again in 2020!

Until then, we will use the time to recharge our batteries and close our office from December 24th, 2019. On January 3rd, 2020 we will be back with all our energy for you!

Your Krampitz Communications team


Krampitz Communications supports Socomec at the technology show Data Centre World


On November 13, we visited Data Centre World in Frankfurt am Main. There, our customer Socomec introduced its new UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) solution MODULYS XL. We already announced this product presentation in the run-up to the trade fair by a press release and an invitation to the trade press. Journalists visiting the fair came to Socomec booth for background talks and interviews. We also sent a digital press kit to almost 30 interested journalists (including LANline, COM! professional and funkschau).


Krampitz Communications trained project developers and operators of wind parks in dealing with the local press


On 30th September, PR consultant Thomas Blumenhoven held a workshop entitled “In Dialogue: How to Position Your Messages with Journalists and Respond to Negative Headlines” in the run-up of the 8th “Windstammtisch” by Hasewind. Blumenhoven initially gave all 13 participants an overview of the current problem of negative reporting on wind energy projects in the local press and its consequences for acceptance. All participants of the workshop had already had experience with “bad news” and polemic-communicating citizens’ initiatives. Their intention to visit the workshop was therefore to obtain clear instructions for a more proactive communication work.

Jointly developed communication measures

Under the moderation of Thomas Blumenhoven, the participants contributed their ideas for a professional public relations work on site with practice-oriented exercises. This included, among other things, the correct definition of target groups, the selection of interesting topics or appropriate content for statements and press releases. Blumenhoven supplemented the exercises with advice on how to get in touch with the local press, how to involve experts, and how best to prepare for an interview.

Afterwards we took part in the “Windstammtisch” event at the invitation of Gerhard Hinnah (see photo, copyright: Carolin Stangenberg). The participants used the event for networking and demanded from the politicians present clear improvements in the framework conditions for onshore wind energy.


HUSUM Wind 2019: On the way at the leading trade fair for wind energy


On the 10th of September we visited this year’s HUSUM Wind. PR consultant Thomas Blumenhoven exchanged views with customers, held discussions about the current situation in the wind power industry and informed himself about the latest projects and products. The organizers expect that the fair with its 600 exhibitors will attract about 18,000 visitors. Already during our visit on the first day of the fair, it was clear that the industry is using the HUSUM Wind primarily for the purpose of exchanging ideas in order to prepare for the current political and economic challenges.

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Krampitz Communications at the Intersolar / The smarter E in Munich


Successful social media campaigns and press events

For the second time, “The smarter E” Europe took place in Munich in mid-May with the four trade fairs Intersolar, ees, Power2Drive and EM Power. As in the previous year, we also supported the organiser Solar Promotion with social media work in advance and on site at this year’s fair. Our video statements for ees Europe and Power2Drive Europe were a great success: Under the hashtag “PushEnergyTransition” the managing directors, marketing and sales managers of renowned exhibitors such as ads-tec, CATL, Huber+Suhner and Siemens explained how their companies and products are driving the energy transition forward. We integrated numerous other exhibitors into the social media work with statements, product, stand and employee photos. This enabled us not only to significantly increase the reach of the LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels, but also to increase the interaction rates – more likes, comments and shares.

Successful press events

Our press event, which we organised for the salt water storage manufacturer BlueSky Energy, also met with a great response this year: 16 editors from renowned industry media listened to the presentation by Managing Director Helmut Mayer. We then arranged numerous one-on-one meetings and placed 60 digital press kits with interested journalists.

For the solar wholesaler Redpoint new energy, however, we organized a press event at ees Europe to present the world’s first manufacturer-independent electricity cloud. For our customer my-PV, we organised background discussions with the most important industry media. TÜV Rheinland booked us for the invitation management for a press lunch.

We are pleased with the great success!


Social media and press events: Krampitz Communications at The smarter E Europe 2019


From 15 to 17 May, this year’s The smarter E Europe is going to take place in Munich. Covering 100,000 square meters of exhibition space, the fair brings together Intersolar Europe, ees Europe, Power2Drive Europe and EM-Power Europe. The organizers expect more than 1,300 exhibitors and over 50,000 visitors.

As in the previous year, we will once again look after the social media channels of ees Europe and Power2Drive Europe during the trade fair this year. ees Europe has been Europe’s largest and most visited trade fair for batteries and energy storage systems since 2014. The electric mobility fair Power2Drive attracts twice as many exhibitors compared to the previous year.

On behalf of the trade fair organizer Solar Promotion, we have been creating exciting contributions around the trade fair highlights on the Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the newly created Instagram channels of the two trade fairs since the beginning of the year. We focus on particularly innovative exhibitors and let them speak about their solutions for the creation of a new energy world. At the trade fairs we will be reporting online about the program highlights, presenting spectacular booths and innovations and catching up on exhibitor statements for our #pushenergytransition campaign.

We support our customers BlueSky Energy and Redpoint new energy in the organization and support of press events, our customers TÜV Rheinland and my-PV with the organization of press discussions and the invitation management for a press lunch.

We look forward to exciting projects and exciting insights!



From Tech-Day to Oktoberfest – Established workshop of the international off-grid industry takes place for the first time in Augsburg in September

Press Releases

Under the motto “Get rid of the grid!”, Messe Augsburg organizes for the first time the OFF-GRID Experts Workshop, the leading event for self-sufficient power supply with solar, wind and hydropower plants, with Phaesun GmbH as its specialist partner. The specialist event for installers, dealers, planners, users and organisations from all over the world will take place from 19 to 21 September 2019 at Messe Augsburg. The previous location Memmingen had become too small for the combination of informative lectures, interactive workshops, accompanying exhibition and networking events.

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New solar power manager for farmers, businesses and domestic photovoltaic systems: my-PV launches AC-THOR 9s power controller for hot water and space heating from photovoltaics on the market

Press Releases

The new power controller AC-THOR 9s can control both electrical room heating and water heaters up to 9 kilowatts of power linearly. It controls three-phase heating elements or up to three electrical heat sources and can even supply several heating circuits and regulate them independently of each other.
Because it communicates with inverters, battery systems and smart home controls, the intelligent power controller always knows exactly how much excess solar power is available. In energy-optimised buildings, the device replaces the entire fluid-based heating technology. Missing energy comes from the grid. Alternatively, the solar power manager can also be integrated in conventional buffer storage tanks. The new power controller is no larger than its “little brother” AC-THOR, which my-PV launched in 2017 for detached and multi-family homes.

[PDF of the press release]


my-PV implements self-sufficient power-to-heat systems all over the world

Press Releases

In a research station, the manufacturer my-PV has implemented the first hot water generation system in Namibia that is completely based on solar power. Calpak Solar Energy combined the ELWA water heater with a 1.6-kilowatt peak solar system and installed the device in a 200-litre electric boiler. The researchers in the remote Desert Lion Conservation Research Centre on the Namibian Skeleton Coast can now self-sufficiently supply themselves with hot water at this inhospitable location. Supplying them with fossil fuels or wood would have been much more expensive than generating energy with solar power.

[PDF of the press release]

Suntrol Portal

Solytic takes over solar monitoring portal Suntrol from Solarworld

Press Releases

Solar monitoring software provider Solytic will take over and operate Suntrol Portal by bankrupt solar panel producer Solarworld from March 8th 2019 onwards. For its 27,500 globally registered users, the portal will still be available free of charge. This way Solytic can ensure the continuous service of Suntrol as a first step. But the Berlin solar monitoring provider, whose financial investor is the energy provider Vattenfall, also plans to further develop their new asset in the future.

[PDF of the press release]