Due to the fact that EUROSOLAR is a non-profit organisation, we cannot pay any prize money.
Nevertheless, award winners benefit in a variety of ways:
- The Solar Prize is considered as an international seal of quality
- Guaranteed attention for the winning projects / initiatives by publicity in the media and the public
- Appreciation of award winners within the framework of a solemn award ceremony in an European city
- New possibilities are given for networking as well for making new contacts
Applications must include:
- Full contact details, including contact name
- Abstract/project summary (max. 1,500 characters, including blanks, in English)
- Application category of choice
The abstract is a significant part of the application. The judges' first impression of the goals and innovative aspects of the submission will be based on it. Your application can be supplemented by additional documents (such as photographs, brochures, diagrams, newspaper articles, videos). Additional material may be sent by e-mail or post. Ideally, the submissions also include key figures (e.g. 40 % of the consumption is generated from renewable sources) or mention the technology used. In the case of architectural objects, please specify the usable area, energy needs, portion of demand covered by renewable energy, reduction of CO2 emissions and the place/address.
Eligible projects are either fully completed or sufficiently advanced to provide first results. The Solar Prize will not be given in recognition of products, books or inventions.
Please pay attention to the quality of your documents. Please consider which informations and complementary materials are relevant for the assessment process and which are not. In your application, please make a clear reference to the evaluation criteria and describe the extent to which your project or initiative fulfills these requirements. It is also always an advantage, if you visualize your application with pictures and graphics so that the judges can get a better impression.
For technical reasons you can only upload one file with a maximum file size of 10 MB. If you wish to submit multiple items we recommend that you pack them in a zip file or combine them into one PDF file. If you wish to send in more extensive materials, kindly mail us a digital storage device.
- Degree of innovation: How does the project differ from existing standard solutions in terms of creativity and originality?
- Exemplary character: How easily can the idea be transferred and applied by others? Does it encourage imitation?
- Commitment: To what extent did obstacles and resistance have to be overcome? How much commitment and willpower is behind it?
- Public effectiveness: Can the project or initiative be well presented in the media? How many people can be reached?
- Quality of application documents: Are the documents conclusive and plausible? Has reference to the evaluation criteria been taken?
It should be noted that depending on the category, the weighting of the evaluation criteria varies.
The individual prize winners are determined by a qualified jury, which is convened and put together by EUROSOLAR every year. The members of the jury are appointed on an objective basis and guarantee a practical and professional assessment of the incoming applications and proposals.
The European Solar Prize is awarded annually in addition to the national Solar Prizes of the various EUROSOLAR sections. The European Prize Winners will be determined from the applicants for the respective national Solar Prizes and the direct applications to EUROSOLAR.
After expiry of the application period, the EUROSOLAR head office reviews all applications and prepares the documents for the evaluation process. Afterwards, the prepared application documents are made available to the jury members electronically. In the framework of a joint meeting, the judges make final decisions on the award winners.