On Friday, the jury of the European Prize came together in the EUROSOLAR head office in Bonn. After the intense discussion, the winners have now been firmly established.
At the end of the session, Professor Peter Droege, president of EUROSOLAR, was very satisfied: "The duration of our deliberation today shows the high level of this year's applications. The ambition, creativity, and commitment of the candidates are more than impressive. It’s gratifying to see that despite all the political and economic discrepancies, the commitment to the energy transition all over Europe remains unbroken."
The European Solar Prize Award was established in 1994 by EUROSOLAR in cooperation with its national sections. It has since been handed out every year to towns and municipalities, community businesses, associations or organizations, architects, journalists and individuals for their extraordinary accomplishments and significant contributions to the use and expansion of renewable energy in Europe. With the Solar Prize EUROSOLAR recognizes outstanding commitment to renewable energy.
The prize is given to make pioneers and leaders the focus of public attention all over Europe and to give fresh impetus to a renewable energy-based and decentralized energy turnaround. It honors outstanding and innovative projects and initiatives from all parts of society. At the end of each year the award winners are celebrated at a festive gathering in different European countries.