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Berlin, 29. November 2013 –

EUROSOLAR recognizes outstanding achievements in promoting widespread use of renewable energy through the annual European Solar Prize, now in its twentieth year. The award was presented in collaboration with KfW Bankengruppe on 29 November 2013 at the Berlin branch of KfW Bankengruppe. The European Solar 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 important and innovative projects and initiatives from all parts of society in eight categories.

Words of welcome were said by Prof. Peter Droege, President EUROSOLAR, Dr. Katrin Leonhardt, Senior Vice President Head of Mittelstandsbank / Coordination and Guido Beermann, Permanent Secretary, Senate for Economics, Technology and Research Berlin. Prof. Claudia Kemfert, Head of Department German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), was moderating the evening and spoke words of commendation to honor the prizewinners.

We congratulate all winners on achieving the European Solar Prize 2013.

Please find a complete pdf-booklet of all laureates here.

Category
Towns/municipalities, council districts, public utilities
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Hvide Sande / Denmark
Project 100 % cooperative-owned wind turbines for the benefit of the local community
  Citation and video of award-winning project
  http://hvidesande.dk/

 

Category
Solar architecture and urban planning
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HHS Planer + Architekten AG / Germany
Project The Energy Bunker Wilhelmsburg
  Citation and video of award-winning project
 

www.hhs.ag

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Viridén +Partner AG / Switzerland
Project First large refurbished plus-energy multy-family house in Switzerland is setting new standards
  Citation and video of award-winning project
  www.viriden-partner.ch

 

Category
Industrial and commercial companies or farmers

 

Category
Local or regional associations/organizations
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Enercoop / France
Project Renewable energy leader in France: a bottom-up approach
  Citation and video of award-winning project
  http://www.enercoop.fr

 

Category
Media
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PlanetSolar SA / Switzerland
Project Worldwide attention paid to the "MS Tûranor PlanetSolar" the largest solar boat ever built
  Citation and video of award-winning project
  www.planetsolar.org/de

Category
Education and vocational training
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UPC Barcelona Tech / Spain
Project Innovative centre for the study and research of architecture, residential- and life-styles
 

Citation and video of award-winning project

   www.low3.upc.edu

 

Category
One-World Cooperation
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SolarAid / UK
Project Simple technology with a huge impact: SolarAid provides access to clean lights in Africa
  Citation and video of award-winning project
 

www.solar-aid.org

 

Category
Special achievement prize for individual commitment
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Venelin Georgiev Pavlov / Bulgaria
Project Renewable energy advocate and pioneer in teaching, research and practical application in Bulgaria
  Citation and video presentation