Apply Now For The European Solar Prize 2024
SOLUTIONS FOR A STABLE CLIMATE
Nominations and applications for the prestigious European Solar Prize (ESP) can now be submitted online.
Each year EUROSOLAR awards the most innovative renewable energy projects of Europe-wide and global importance: our planet needs your successful ideas and innovations.
“The European Solar Prize celebrates living, resilience and prosperity building models in the peaceful international cooperation to defeat humankind’s greatest threat: fossil climate chaos. It is therefore also the flagship program in EUROSOLAR’s Regenerative Earth Decade initiative.” declares Professor Peter Droege, President of EUROSOLAR and Chairman of the Jury.
Renewable Energy Diversity
In order to celebrate the diversity of successful renewable energy applications, EUROSOLAR awards the ESP in ten categories from municipalities to One-World-Cooperation, mobility solutions, solar architecture, urban development, businesses as well as projects, organisations and individuals in education and the media. An experienced, interdisciplinary and international expert jury selects the winners.
European Solar Prize Applications and Nominations
Applications and nominations for the European Solar Prize are invited anytime from now until September 29, 2023 and are to be submitted through our online portal. All projects must be realized and show tangible results. The key part of the application is a presentation highlighting aims, figures and benefits. Depending on the category, details on the approach, technologies, users, renewable energy production, financial benefits, or other core information may be important. Further information on the application and the jury’s evaluation criteria can be found online.
The Promise and Wealth of the European Solar Prize
EUROSOLAR has celebrated successful renewable energy innovations through the European Solar Prize since 1994. People, projects and organizations documented in the European Solar Prize archives establish a rich pool of regenerative practice for all Europeans, from practitioners to policymakers. Hundreds of winners of Europe-wide significance have thus been recognized and documented, together with EUROSOLAR’s important national prize programs awarded by its sections from the Netherlands to Luxembourg, Germany to Spain, and Italy to Austria, and Ukraine to Georgia.
EUROSOLAR established the European Solar Prize in 1994 to celebrate renewable energy pioneers across Europe – and world-wide. Since then, the European Solar Prize has been awarded to more than 400 local and international actors from all parts of society. The award recognises towns and municipalities, communities, associations or organizations, architects, journalists and dedicated individuals. The European Solar Prize connects people who are paving the way to a renewable future with their innovation, commitment and work to implement the rapid energy transition to 100% renewable energy.
Each year EUROSOLAR awards the most innovative renewable energy projects of Europe-wide and even global importance.
Renewable Energy Diversity
In order to celebrate the diversity of successful renewable energy applications, EUROSOLAR awards the ESP in ten categories from municipalities to One-World-Cooperation, mobility solutions, solar architecture, urban development, businesses as well as projects, organisations and individuals in education and the media. An international expert jury chooses the winners for each year.
European Solar Prize Applications and Nominations
All projects must be realized and show tangible results. The key part of the application is a presentation highlighting aims, figures and benefits. Depending on the category, details on the approach, technologies, users, renewable energy production, financial benefits, or other core information may be important. Further information on the application and the jury’s evaluation criteria can be found here.
The recording of the award ceremony 2021/22
The European Solar Prize 2021/22 – broadcast from Amsterdam on EUROSOLAR TV!
EUROSOLAR, the European Association for Renewable Energy, and EUROSOLAR Netherlands awarded the European Solar Prize 2021/2022 on 2 December 2021 to individuals and institutions who have made outstanding contributions of Europe-wide significance in the transition to decentralised renewable energy supply. An international jury of experts, drawn from disciplines across science and society, has selected the winners from a large pool of excellent nominations and submissions. The Prize is a flagship program in EUROSOLAR’s Regenerative Europe Decade.
The winner projects will be presented during the award ceremony through interviews, presentations and films. Speakers are expected to include Bas Eickhout, Member of the European Parliament, and Amsterdam Alderwoman for Sustainability and Spatial Development, Marieke van Doornick. Prof. Peter Droege will moderate the event. The European Solar Prize is sponsored by the C&U Baumeister Foundation for Sustainable Technology.
EUROSOLAR awards solar prizes in various categories that reflect the diverse areas of the energy transition.
a) Towns/municipalities, council districts, public utilities
b) Solar architecture and sustainable design
The Solar Prize is awarded to architects, planning offices, housing associations, cities or other institutions that develop innovative concepts for the use of renewable energies in individual buildings or districts. The focus is on design and structural implementation.
c) Industrial and commercial companies or farmers
The Solar Prize is awarded to industrial companies, cooperatives and farms that promote the market integration of renewable energies through their business model or cover their own energy needs through innovative regenerative concepts.
d) Local or regional associations and organizations
The Solar Prize is awarded to associations and communities with a local or regional focus that promote grassroots use and distribution of renewable energy in the region.
e) Owners or operators of renewable energy installations
The Solar Prize is awarded to operators or owners of decentralized renewable energy systems that supply private buildings, industrial enterprises, or educational institutions, or feed electricity into the grid. This includes solar parks and small wind farms.
f) Transport and mobility
The Solar Prize is awarded for vehicles and transport solutions with climate-friendly technology, as well as sustainable and integrated mobility concepts for public and private transport.
The Solar Prize is awarded to journalists, publicists, agencies or filmmakers who discuss and promote renewable energies in their work on TV, radio, online or in print.
h) Education and vocational training
The Solar Prize is awarded to institutions, initiatives or individuals who provide education and training in the field of renewable energies and inform about it.
i) One world cooperation
The Solar Prize is awarded to projects, initiatives or organizations that use renewable energies to promote socially and ecologically sustainable development.
j) Special achievement
Members of the jury 2022/23
Peter Droege, EUROSOLAR President, Jury Chair
Gallus Cadonau, Solar Agency, Switzerland
Eliana Cangelli, EUROSOLAR Italy
Stephan Grueger, EUROSOLAR Germany
Johannes Hegger, HHS Architects, Germany
Wolfgang Hein, EUROSOLAR Austria
Panos Mantziaras, Fondation Braillard Architecte, Switzerland
Jennifer McIntosh, International Solar Energy Society (ISES) Germany
Carol Olson, EUROSOLAR The Netherlands
Josep Puig, EUROSOLAR Catalonia and Spain
Milan Smrz, EUROSOLAR Czech Republic
Antonio Riverso, Special Jury Advisor on Advanced Architecture and the Built Environment