The SHC Solar Award celebrates the work of those committed to increasing the expansion of this renewable energy source.

2022 Call for Nominations

The SHC Solar Award of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme celebrates the success of those working to increase the market impact of solar heating and cooling technologies. 

Recognition of a Solar Heating or Cooling project to reduce energy consumption and costs in social housing.

The 2022 recipient will have demonstrated substantial achievement and measurable impact from a program or project executed in the last 5 years that supports solar heating and cooling to reduce the costs and environmental impact of maintaining or increasing comfort in social housing.

Nominations can be for an individual or organization responsible for implementing a program or project that provided comfortable and cost-efficient living conditions in affordable housing for financially vulnerable occupants by utilizing solar heating, cooling and/or daylighting technologies. The nominee may be a nonprofit, a municipal, regional, provincial, state or national entity, or an associated entity (e.g., developer, architect, builder).

How to Submit a Nomination

Nominations are to be submitted online by May 1, 2022.

Selection Process & AWARD CEREMONY

Selection Process

The nomination may be from a nonprofit, municipal, regional, provincial or national entity, or an associated entity (e.g., developer, architect, builder)

The winner will be selected and all the nominees notified by July 2022.
•    An international panel of judges from the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme will review the nominations and select the winner.  The top five nominations will be recognized on the IEA SHC website.

Selection Criteria

  • Effectiveness of the solar heating and cooling project to reduce the costs and environmental impact of maintaining or increasing comfort in social housing.
  • Measurable project impact in terms of conventional energy savings and CO2 reduction.
  • Effective promotion as an exemplary project to encourage duplication.

Ceremony

The 2022 Award will be presented during the EuroSun 2022 conference in Kassel, Germany on September 26-29. The award recipient will receive free conference registration and a travel stipend.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS –  May 1, 2022


 

Most Recent Solar Award Winner

KYOTHERM of France received the 2019 IEA SHC Solar Award. KYOTHERM’s third-party ESCO solution was recognized for creating a commercial advantage for solar thermal projects by taking on the investment costs and risks from end-users, which is the key to having a competitive investment environment from day one. CEO Mr. Arnaud Susplugas received the award on behalf of KYOTHERM during SHC 2019, the IEA SHC’s International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry held in Santiago, Chile together with the ISES Solar World Congress.

From left to right: Rémi Cuer, Daniel Mugnier, Arnaud Susplugas and Ken Guthrie

Past Award Winners