The German Solar Prize 2020 goes to:
Cities/municipalities, counties, public utilities:
The utility company Bordesholm GmbH, for the construction of a battery storage system for an independent municipal power supply with renewable energies
Solar architecture and urban development:
heilergeiger architekten und stadtplaner BDA in Kempten for the resource-saving and sustainable restoration of the Karoline Goldhofer daycare center
The city of Freiburg for the „Rathaus im Stühlinger“, the largest public net zero energy building in Europe
Industrial, commercial or agricultural companies/enterprises:
The Next2Sun GmbH in Merzig (Saar) for the forward-looking symbiosis of renewable power generation and sustainable agriculture.
Local or Regional Associations/Communities:
The Energiegewinner eG in Cologne for enabling simple and fair participation of citizens in regional renewables.
Special Award for Personal Commitment:
Prof. Volker Quaschning, HTW Berlin, for his outstanding achievement in educating people about renewable energies and climate protection.
Dr. Hermann Scheer (†), winner of the Alternative Nobel Prize, created the German and European Solar Prize Awards to honour outstanding projects in renewable energies. Communities, companies, associations or organizations, journalists and private individuals have been receiving the EUROSOLAR e.V. prize for their commitment to renewable energies since 1994.
The European Solar Prize Award will be awarded in autuum.