Solar Prizes

ESP Pokale 300dpiEstablished in 1994, the European Solar Prize has since been handed out every year to towns and municipalities, community businesses, associations or organizations, architects, journalists and individuals for their extraordinary accomplishments and significant contributions to the use and expansion of renewable energy. With the Solar Prize EUROSOLAR wants to recognize outstanding commitment to renewable energy. The prize is given to make pioneers and leaders the focus of public attention and to give fresh impetus to a renewable energy-based and decentralized energy turnaround. It honors outstanding and innovative projects and initiatives from all parts of society. At the end of each year the recipients are celebrated at a festive gathering in different European countries.

Please click on the subcategories in the menue on the left side to get more information about the award ceremonies and the award winners from the previous years.

Applications and nominations for the European Solar Prize 2016 can be submitted from 15 February until 31 May 2016. You can find further information on this website.

ESP16 Logo smallEUROSOLAR will award the European Solar Prize once again in 2016! Established in 1994, the Solar Prize has since been handed out to towns and municipalities, community businesses, associations or organizations, architects, journalists and individuals for their extraordinary accomplishments and significant contributions to the use and expansion of renewable energy. For the twenty-third time this year, the European Solar Prize will recognize outstanding commitment to renewable energy.

Applications and nominations for the various prize categories may be submitted until 15 June 2016 by using the European Solar Prize 2016 online entry form. Alternatively, you may send in your application by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post to EUROSOLAR e.V., Kaiser-Friedrich-Straße 11, 53113 Bonn, Germany. Please make sure to provide the materials sent by post also in digital formats (such as CD-ROM or USB stick). A description of the prize categories can be found here.