• ESP 2018

    Solar Prize

    Application period

  • EUROSOLAR Symposium

    27 September

  • ESP 2017 Vienna
    Solar Prize

    awarded on
    18th November
    in Vienna

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Barcelona, October 23rd., 2015. In its fourteenth edition, the Spanish section of EUROSOLAR awarded the Solar Prizes 2015, in the Modernist Campus of the Old Saint Paul’s Hospital in Barcelona. EUROSOLAR Spain awarded the initiatives and/or achievements in the field of the use of renewable energies that are exemplary in Spain.

The award ceremony began with the screening of the third part of the film 'Oligopoly Off', focused on renewable energies in the hands of people, a critical documentary with the current Spanish energy system, directed by Alba del Campo and produced by the Spanish Platform for a New Energy Model - PxNME.

Dr. Josep Puig, president of EUROSOLAR Spain, introduced the event with the presentation of the current status of renewable energy worldwide, compared with the current situation in Spain, detailing the political process that led from its remarkable development to virtual paralysis today emphasizing the bad government policies being carried out in Spain in recent years.

Ms. Gemma Balasch, representing Triodos Foundation, remarked Triodos Bank's commitment to renewable energy, despite this and harsh reality. Mr. Jordi Miralles, president of the Earth Foundation, conducted the ceremony of the awards, stating the reasons for rewarding each of the winning projects.

The initiatives award-winning in the call for 2015 were:

Solar Prize 2015 for industrial and commercial companies that use renewable energy
ESADE Creapolis for its project  of 10 kW solar PV system, not connected to the grid,  to supply 10 electric vehicles. The combination of renewable technologies (solar PV) with electricity storage technologies (batteries for electric cars) gets to provide the mobility services without emissions of any kind.

Solar Prize 2015 for associations promoting renewable energy projects
Anpier - National Association of Renewable Energy Producers and Investors, for his project El Camino del Sol (The Solar Path), an exemplary example of how to promote and defend renewable energy among citizens.

Solar Prize 2015 for the special contribution to the development of renewable energy
Tomas Padrón, who promoted the wind-hydro plant in the island of El Hierro. The exemplary work of Tomas Padrón, while headed the Cabildo del Hierro (1979-1991 and 1995-2011) proposing a sustainable development plan that projected an energy  self-sufficient island with renewables. His lifelong commitment was finally materialized in 2014 when power plant (the first of its kind) was commissioned, combining in an exemplary way, wind energy with hydraulic energy.

Solar Prize 2015 for the special contribution to the development of renewable energies
The Holtrop’s team for his project of renewable energies legal defense. The team of lawyers, led by Piet Holtrop, is playing an important role in the defense (in the Spanish and European courts) of  people and entities who heard the call of governments to invest in renewable technologies and they have seen violated their rights.


25 August 2018

30th anniversary celebration

30th anniversary celebration in the EUROSOLAR Headquarter in Bonn

27 September 2018

30 years of EUROSOLAR: A Europe of Renewable Energies

Jubilee Symposium and Parliamentary Evening | Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Hiroshimastraße 17, 10785 Berlin

08 November 2018

5th IRES-Symposium

The IRES Symposium was launched in 2014 to complement the IRES Conference. The day event complements the conference series with the presentation and discussion of political and financial framework conditions for energy storage. The annual event takes place in Berlin in cooperation with the EnergyAgency.NRW.

17 November 2018

European Solar Prize 2018

Award ceremony for the European Solar Prize 2018 | Kunstmuseum Bonn, Museumsmeile, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2, 53113 Bonn


World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE)


World Council for Renewable Energy

The independent World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) was founded to consider and deal amongst others with the increasing global energy demand, the comprehensive impacts, climate hazards, burdens to the environment, risk of accidents, conflicts around exhausting resources and focus new investments on Renewable Energy and energy efficiency.

European Solar Prize

  • Application period concluded

    On 15 June the application period for the European Solar Prize 2018 has come to its end. We are extremely pleased with the high level of interest and participation. This year again, a large number of exciting projects, organisations and people applied for the European Solar Prize. We would like to thank all participants for their commitment.

    In the next days, the applications will be reviewed, processed and subsequently submitted to the jury for evaluation. At the end of July, the jurors will nominate the award winners during a jury session. All applicants will be informed about the results in August.

    The winners of the European Solar Prize 2018 will be honoured in the EUROSOLAR home town of Bonn. The award ceremony takes place on Saturday, 17 November 2018, at Kunstmuseum Bonn. We would like to invite you to this event. The invitation to the award ceremony will soon be published on our homepage and in our newsletter.

    Members of the jury:

    Prof. Peter Droege, President of EUROSOLAR, Architecture and urban planning
    Dr. Axel Berg, Chairman of EUROSOLAR Germany, Consulting and energy law
    Gallus Cadonau, CEO of Solar Agency Switzerland, Solar architecture
    Joaquim Corominas, President of the Association Energy Congress of Catalonia, Electrical engineering
    Hermann Fellner, Executive board of EUROSOLAR Germany, Bioenergy
    Stephan Grüger, MdL, Vice president of EUROSOLAR, Energy policy
    Wolfgang Hein, Vice president of EUROSOLAR, Economical co-operation and development
    Andre Langwost, EUROSOLAR France, Participation and financing
    Jennifer McIntosh, Executive Secretary of International Solar Energy Society (ISES), Communication and public relations
    Judit Ronai, President of EUROSOLAR Hungary, Education and communication
    Prof. Livio Sacchi, Faculty of Architecture of Pescara, Architecture and urban planning
    Prof. Jürgen Sachau, University of Luxembourg, Power systems and control engineering
    Prof. Dr. Tanay Sidki Uyar, Vice president of EUROSOLAR, 100 % renewable community and engagement


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  • European Solar Prize 2017 awarded to ten laureates in Vienna

    Award winner 2017

    Having previously been held in Rome, Prague and Barcelona this year’s edition of the European Solar Prize has been awarded in Vienna together with EUROSOLAR Austria. On 18th November ten nominees from ten different countries have been honored in celebratory event at the venue of Technical University Vienna (TU the Sky). The innovative projects and the outstanding commitment in the field of renewable energies were presented via movies, interviews and presentations to the audience.

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  • About the European Solar Prize

    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.

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