SHC Solar Award

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

Call for Nominations is Now Closed

The Solar Heating and Cooling Award of the IEA SHC Programme celebrates the success of those working to increase the market impact of this renewable energy source.

2019 Award – Financing Mechanism to Support Deployment of Solar Heating or Cooling Project(s)

The 2019 Solar Award will recognize a commercial financing mechanism for a solar heating or cooling project or projects in the public or private sector.

This year’s recipient will have demonstrated substantial achievement and measurable market impact from a financing mechanism (e.g., ESCO performance guarantee, selling energy, etc.) implemented to support solar heating and cooling. This mechanism must be sustainable, meaning that it will result in the purchaser paying for the installation in commercial terms.

Nominations may be for a company/organization or an individual responsible for implementing a financing mechanism that positively impacted the solar heating and cooling market. Nominations will be accepted from public and private entities.

The 2019 Award will be presented during the award ceremony at the SHC 2019 / SWC 2019 conference in Santiago, Chile on November 4-7.

The award recipient will receive a conference ticket and travel stipend.


Selection Proces

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 financing mechanism on the solar heating and cooling project(s)
  • Measurable market impact
  • Benchmark for innovation

Past Award Winners