You can find here the laureates of the European Solar Prizes 2005. The awarding ceremony took place on December 7th, 2005, in the Berlin office of the KfW-Bankengruppe, with more than 200 guests following the awarding ceremony.

Preisträger Europäische Solarpreise 2005
Preisträger Europäische Solarpreise 2005 (jpg) Winners European Solar Prizes 2005 (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 2005.

Category Cities/Municipalities, counties and municipal services
Winner 1 La Muela
Ayuntamiento La Muela (Spain)
Project Exemplary use of wind energy
Appreciation Appreciation Ayuntamiento La Muela
Video Ayuntamiento La Muela (ram)
Winner 2 Provincia Autonoma di Trento
Provincia Autonoma di Trento (Italy)
Project 25 years of commitment to Renewable Energies
Appreciation Provincia Autonoma di Trento
Video Provincia Autonoma di Trento (ram)
Winner 3
Gemeinde Juehnde
Municipality of Jühnde (Germany)
Project Bioenergy village Jühnde with its 100% energy provision through biomass
Appreciation Appreciation Municipality of Jühnde
Video Municipality of Jühnde (ram)

Category Industrial and commercial companies and farmers
Winner Solitem
Solitem GmbH (Turkey/Germany)
Project Development of a system for solar climatisation
Appreciation Appreciation Solitem GmbH
Video Solitem GmbH (ram)

Category Owners or users of installations utilizing Renewable Energies
Winner 1
Westfalenhallen Dortmund
Westfalenhallen Dortmund (Germany)
Project Solar commitment of the Westfalenhallen Dortmund
Appreciation Appreciation Westfalenhallen Dortmund
Winner 2
Stade de Suisse Wankdorf
Stade de Suisse Wankdorf Nationalstadion (Switzerland)
Project The world’s largest integrated photovoltaic sports arena onroof-system
Appreciation Appreciation Stade de Suisse Wankdorf Nationalstadion
Video Westfalenhallen Dortmund and Stade de Suisse Wankdorf Nationalstadion (ram)


Category Local or regional associations promoting projects for Renewable Energies
Winner Katholische Landjugendbewegung
Katholische Landjugendbewegung (KLJB) (Germany)
Project "Global Village" in the framework of the World Youth Day 2005
Appreciation Appreciation Katholische Landjugendbewegung (KLJB)
Video Katholische Landjugendbewegung (KLJB) (ram)

Category Media
Winner Oekosoziales Forum
Ökosoziales Forum (Austria)
Project "Ökoenergie" magazine
Appreciation Appreciation Ökosoziales Forum
Video Ökosoziales Forum (ram)

Category Education
Winner Fundacion Celestina Perez de Almada
Fundación Celestina Pérez de Almada (Paraguay)
Project Projects and programmes for solar energy for solar energy for the poor
Appreciation Appreciation Fundación Celestina Pérez de Almada
Video Fundación Celestina Pérez de Almada (ram)

Category Transport systems with Renewable Energies
Winner Charlie Ryden
Mr Charlie Rydén (Sweden)
Project Introduction of flex-fuel cars in Sweden
Appreciation Appreciation Charlie Rydén
Video Charlie Rydén (ram)

Category One World Cooperation
Winner Maharana of Mewar
Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation (India)
Project Development of solar projects
Appreciation Appreciation Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation
Video Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation (ram)


Category Special prize for extraordinary individual commitment
Winner 1 Dr. Neela Winkelmann, Mechtild Rothe
Dr. Neela Winkelmann (Czech Republic)
Project Personal commitment to the introduction of a feed-in-tariff law in the Czech Republic
Appreciation Dr. Neela Winkelmann
Winner 2 Ms Mechtild Rothe, MEP (Germany)
Project Personal commitment for Renewable Energies in the EU
Appreciation Appreciation Mechtild Rothe
Video Video Dr. Neela Winkelmann and Mechtild Rothe (ram)