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European Solar Prize to six countries

European Solar Prize to six countries

Berlin, 3 December 2010 - EUROSOLAR, the European Association for Renewable Energy will award the European Solar Prize 2010 in cooperation with the KfW Bankengruppe. This year’s winners come from Germany, Italy, Austria, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

The award ceremony will take place at the Berlin branch of KfW Bankengruppe on 10 December at 18:00. The laudation will be delivered by Hanne May, editor-in-chief of the new energy magazine. Dr Axel Nawrath, member of the KfW managing board, and Dr Wolfgang Palz, Chairman of the World Council for Renewable Energy, will give the address of welcome.

The European Solar Prize will be awarded to the City of Munich (Germany), the Region of Puglia (Italy) and to Burgenland (Austria) in the category towns/municipalities, council districts, public utilities; to the Banca della Maremma (Italy) in the category industrial and commercial companies or farmers; to Zermatt Bergbahnen AG (Switzerland) in the category owners or operators of renewable energy installations; to Solarserver (Germany) and Energias Renovables (Spain) in the category media; to SOLAR IMPULSE SA (Bertrand Piccard & André Borschberg / Switzerland) in the category transport and mobility. Prof Thomas B. Johansson (Sweden) will receive the special achievement prize for his distinguished contributions in the field of energy systems analysis.

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, innovation and creativity in renewable energy applications. By giving the awards it is intended to spark and strengthen the public interest in renewable energy.


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