International Solar Energy Society (ISES) and Elsevier’s Renewable Transformation Challenge

The Renewable Transformation Challenge will honor outstanding work that contributes to a world powered by renewable energy and with accessible energy for all.

The Renewable Transformation Challenge is open to individuals and organizations in both not-for-profit and commercial sectors worldwide. Applications may present ongoing projects, product ideas, innovative technologies, policy initiatives, programs, research, analyses, or complete solutions targeting either the supply side (energy generation for end-use energy consumption) or demand side (energy efficiency), or both. Innovative ideas will be given preference over incremental improvement projects.

The winning proposal will be the one that best demonstrates the transformation to a world powered by renewable energy and that has potential to widen access to energy, particularly in developing countries. Submissions will be assessed in terms of applicability, impact, sustainability and scalability.



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€20,000 prize for the first place entry; networking

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There is a €20,000 prize for the first place entry. The winner, or one representative of the winning team, will receive a free registration to the Solar World Congress 2017 in Abu Dhabi, where the presentation of the Award will take place, and one Gold membership to the Society. The winning project will be featured on the Solar Energy journal homepage and on the ISES website.

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