Renewable Transformation Challenge 2019 launched!

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Elsevier and ISES launch Renewable Transformation Challenge 2019


Elsevier and the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) are proud to have launched the Renewable Transformation Challenge 2019.

The challenge will honor outstanding work that contributes to a world powered by renewable energy and with accessible energy for all. The first place winner will be awarded €20,000, receive an ISES Gold (Life-time) membership and a free registration to atend the Solar World Congress 2019 in Santiago, Chile. The award will be presented during the Gala dinner at the SWC 2019.


The Renewable Transformation Challenge is awarded every two years to recognize accomplishments by organizations such as private enterprises, NGO’s, and research institutions for undertaking projects and programs that help move the world toward an energy system supplied entirely by renewable energy sources, or for conducting the critical analyses that provide meaningful roadmaps for the transformation.

The award is one step towards furthering ISES’ vision of a world powered by 100% renewable energy, used efficiently and wisely, and accessible for all. This vision requires a global transformation of our energy systems to efficient and affordable renewable energy and can only be achieved through private and civil society initiatives towards innovative and successful programs that adopt the use of renewable energy technologies, and the intelligent application of energy efficiency measures. In the context of this Challenge, the energy transformation applies to all end-use energy consumption: power, heat, and transport.


Who can apply?
Applications for this Challenge are invited from organizations who can demonstrate that they have established successful projects, innovative technologies, financing schemes, policy initiatives, or renewable energy programs, or from institutions that have undertaken research and analyses and identified solutions that demonstrate how this goal is being met. The Renewable Transformation Challenge can include either supply side (energy generation for end-use energy consumption) or demand side (including energy efficiency) programs, or both, and applicants may address any or all of the end-use energy sectors mentioned above.

Applications must demonstrate applicability, impact, sustainability and scalability in how they support the renewable energy transformation to achieve 100% renewables at local, regional or global scales. Innovative ideas will be given preference over incremental improvement projects.


The challenge is now open for submissions and the deadline for submitting proposals is 30 April, 2019. All applications must be done through the online submission system here


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About the International Solar Energy Society (ISES)
The International Solar Energy Society (ISES), was founded in 1954 and is a non-profit, UN accredited membership organization with members all over the world. ISES serves as a center for information on research and development in solar energy utilization. Through its publications, including its flagship scientific publication Solar Energy journal, and conferences, the Society provides a global forum for the science and advancement of solar energy.