Apply for SolarPACES Awards 2023!

Every year, SolarPACES organization grants awards for technology innovation and lifetime achievement at the SolarPACES conference.

No woman or other underrepresented gender identity has won the lifetime achievement award since its creation in 2009, and so few were celebrated for team technology innovation awards.

We believe that few underrepresented gender identities apply for these awards, so…

To change this tendency, we encourage you to apply!

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The application guidelines and selection criteria are recalled below.

The application deadline is July 31, 2023!

Annual Awards

The annual SolarPACES Awards honor the personal engagement of individuals and institutions that significantly contribute to the deployment of CSP technology. Two types of Awards can be given:

1. Technology Innovation Award

Application Deadline: 31 July, 2023

For innovations relevant to a more rapid deployment of CSP technology through:

– Performance/cost ratio increase
– Improved manufacturing technology
– Better component lifetime
– Improved environmental profile

The innovation should be realized at least in technical prototype and its characteristics should have been published according to scientific standards.

Proposals must include:

  • 1-page description of the innovative idea and its impact, and the role of the applicant(s)
  • A scientific publication on details of the innovation
  • CVs of the applicants

For more information on the application process: Technology Innovation Award Information

2. Lifetime Achievement Award

Application Deadline: 31 July, 2023

This award honors personal contributions to the successful development and implementation of CSP systems of an individual throughout a major phase of his/her life. Criteria are:

– Acknowledged leadership in research or management in the field of CSP technology
– Long term commitment in this field
– Promotion of international cooperation

Proposals must include:

  • Brief resume of achievements (one page)
  • CV of the nominee
  • Letters of support from relevant entities or persons from at least 3 SolarPACES member countries

For more information on the application process: Lifetime Award Application Information

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