(c) KfW 

The European Solar Prize Awards 2011 was presented by EUROSOLAR in cooperation with KfW Bankengruppe. This year's winners came from Germany, Bulgaria, Italy, Austria, Spain, Denmark, Turkey and Switzerland.

The award ceremony took place at the Berlin branch of KfW Bankengruppe on 2 December at 18:00. Dr Axel Nawrath, Member of the KfW Executive Board and Prof. Peter Droege, President of EUROSOLAR, welcomed the attendees. Words of commendation were said by Jo Leinen, Member of the European Parliament. 

Created by EUROSOLAR in 1994, the European Solar Prize - an idea of Hermann Scheer the founder of EUROSOLAR - has since been given for exemplary projects and initiatives in the field of renewable energy use. It recognizes outstanding achievements,  creativity and innovation in renewable energy applications. By giving the awards it is intended to spark and strengthen the public interest in renewable energy.

EUROSOLAR congratulates all winners of the 2011 European Solar Prize.

You find a brochure with all laureates here.

Category
Towns/municipalities, council districts, public utilities
(c) KfW
District of Rhein-Hunsrück / Germany
Project
The district of Rhein-Hunsrück is full of power

Commendation & presentation movie
  www.rheinhunsrueck.de
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(c) KfW
City of Svoge / Bulgaria
Project
The city of Svoge's approaches to using renewable energies by 2020

Commendation & presentation movie
  www.svoge.bg


Category
Industrial and commercial companies or farmers
(c) KfW
Younicos AG/ Germany
Project    
Azores island of Graciosa set to become energy self-sufficient and independent

Commendation & presentation movie
  www.younicos.com


Category
Owners or operators of renewable energy installations
(c) KfW
Heizplan AG / Switzerland
Project    
Production and installation workshop as a solar energy-plus building

Commendation & presentation movie

www.heizplan.ch


Category
Local or regional associations/organisations
(c) KfW
Danish Small Wind Turbine Association / Denmark
Project    
Promoting small wind turbines for the decentralised energy turnaround

Commendation & presentation movie

www.husstandsvindmolle.org


Category
Solar architecture and urban planning

(c) KfW
Architetture Sostenibili / Italy
Project    
Zero-emissions concept for Regional Environmental Center in Hungary

Commendation & presentation movie

www.architetturesostenibili.it

 

Category
Media

(c) KfW
"Green Nature", CNN Türk / Turkey
Project    
Comprehensive clarification of environmental issues

Commendation & presentation movie

www.cnnturk.com


Category
Education and vocational training
(c) KfW
Fundación Sotavento Galicia / Spain
Project    
Research and education for efficient energy use

Commendation & presentation movie

www.sotaventogalicia.com


Category
One-world cooperation
(c) KfW
Phaesun GmbH / Germany
Project    
Pico PV systems for rural electrification in Africa

Commendation & presentation movie

www.phaesun.com

Category
Special achievement prize for individual commitment
(c) KfW
Petra Jebens-Zirkel / Spain
Project
Exemplary achievements in the field of building biology

Commendation & presentation movie
  www.jebens-architecture.eu
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(c) KfW
Dipl.-HLFL-Ing. Josef Meisl / Austria
Project
Exemplary dedication to exploiting the energy generated by agriculture

Commendation & presentation movie
  www.lfs-tulln.ac.at
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(c) KfW
Project
European Solar Prize for the Swiss Phase-Out of Nuclear Energy

Commendation & presentation movie
  www.admin.ch