You can find here the laureates of the European Solar Prizes 2004. The awarding ceremony took place on December 2nd, 2004, in the Berlin office of the KfW-Bankengruppe.

Preisträger Europäische Solarpreise 2004
Preisträger Europäische Solarpreise 2004 (jpg) Winners of the European Solar Prizes 2004 (jpg)

Since 1994 EUROSOLAR has been awarding the European Solar Prizes to municipalities, companies, individuals using Renewable Energies, and to organizations who rendered outstanding service to the utilization of Renewable Energy. The European Solar Prizes are awarded by EUROSOLAR in cooperation with KfW Bankengruppe. The winners of the European Solar Prizes are chosen among the applicants for the respective national Solar Prizes.

EUROSOLAR congratulates all winners of the European Solar Prizes 2004.

Category Cities/Municipalities, counties and municipal services
Winner 1 Gemeinde Guessing, Stadt Bonn
Municipality of Güssing (Austria)
Project Energy autarky of the municipality
Appreciation Municipality of Güssing
Winner 2 City of Bonn (Germany)
Project Support and promotion of numerous project initiatives and the role Bonn gained as an international communication centre for Renewable Energies
Appreciation Appreciation City of Bonn
Video Video Municipality of Güssing and City of Bonn (ram)

Category Industrial and commercial companies and farmers
Winner 1 Holinger Solar AG, Neumarkter Lammsbraeu
Holinger Solar AG (Switzerland)
Project Wattwerk commercial Plus-energy Building
Appreciation Holinger Solar AG
Winner 2 Neumarkter Lammsbräu Brewery (Germany)
Project Eco-brewery with an all-embracing energy concept
Appreciation Appreciation Neumarkter Lammsbräu Brewery
Video Video Holinger Solar AG and Neumarkter Lammsbräu Brewery (ram)

Category Owners or users of installations utilizing Renewable Energies
Sunjut Istanbul
Sunjut Istanbul (Turkey)
Project Wind energy for industrial production
Appreciation Appreciation Sunjut Istanbul
Video Video Sunjut Istanbul (ram)


Category Solar architecture and urban development
Winner Ecoserveis Barcelona
Ecoserveis Barcelona (Spain)
Project Recovering the Fabrica del Sol building
Appreciation Appreciation Ecoserveis Barcelona
Video Ecoserveis Barcelona (ram)

Category Media
Winner Federico Butera
Mr Federico Butera (Italy)
Project Widespread scientific promotion of Renewable Energies
Appreciation Appreciation Federico Butera
Video Federico Butera (ram)

Category Education
Winner 1 IT Power, Michael Grupp, Prof. Dr. Stepan Kudrya
IT Power (United Kingdom)
Project International engagement and public relations for Renewable Energies
Appreciation IT Power
Winner 2 Dr. Michael Grupp (France)
Project More than 25 years of research and development for Renewable Energies
Appreciation Appreciation Dr. Michael Grupp
Winner 3
Prof. Dr. Stepan Kudrya (Ukraine)
Project Engagement for the introduction of Renewable Energies in Ukraine
Appreciation Appreciation Prof. Dr. Stepan Kudrya
Video IT Power, Dr. Michael Grupp and Prof. Dr. Stepan Kudrya (ram)

Category One World Cooperation
Winner Gon Choudhury
Mr Gon Chaudhuri, West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (India)
Project Renewable Energies for village electrification in India
Appreciation Gon Chaudhuri
Video Gon Chaudhuri (ram)


Category Special prize for extraordinary individual commitment
Winner 1 Aloys Wobben
Mr Aloys Wobben (Germany)
Project Outstanding achievements in the fields of wind energy technology development and proliferation
Appreciation Aloys Wobben
Video Video Aloys Wobben (ram)