Celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, the Intersolar Award is soliciting Intersolar exhibitors to apply for the award between February 1 and March 30. Up to three winners from the Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal Technology and PV Production Technology categories will be announced at Intersolar Europe on June 13 in Munich. The event’s organizers note that for the first time, exhibitors from Intersolar China can present their application for the award, joining exhibitors from Intersolar Europe, North America and India.
This year also marks the introduction of a new prize category, Solar Projects, with Solar Project’s in North America being the first prize category in this new field. Projects in the solar building, industrial and commercial use and utility scale projects categories are eligible for submission. The Intersolar Award in this category will be presented at Intersolar North America in San Francisco, July 12.
Exhibitors who wish to send forward an application from the PV, Solar Thermal Technology and PV Production Technology categories can enter products, services and solutions that will debut at Intersolar Europe or Intersolar North America, or which were exhibited at Intersolar India or Intersolar China in 2011. Refinements of products and solutions that have previously been presented at the exhibition are allowed, with organizers noting that all submissions must have been tried or already be in industrial use to be considered.
In order to be eligible for the Solar Projects category, project must be fully completed at the time of submission for the Intersolar Award and no more than two years old. Exhibitors for Intersolar Europe and North America 2012 and Intersolar China and India 2011 are welcomed to participate.
Decisions for the winning entries will be decided by a two-part selection process after the application deadline. The first part will include a panel, which will select up to ten nominees in each category. Following the panels' selection, a jury made up of specialists from science, industry, research and trade media will select up to three winners from each category.
Companies wishing to be considered for the Intersolar Award can register here, on the Intersolar Europe website. Applicants will receive details on how to download application documents, which are due by March 30.