Indicative categories for the award nominations

Solar Finance

To reward organizations/individuals who are/have been working to find innovative alternate financing mechanisms for increasing solar energ access and/or creating a high socio-economic impact through innovative financing models

Innovative Solar Technology

To reward individuals/ institutions working to provide energy access to a larger population using new, innovative and cutting edge technologies

Women in Solar Award

This award celebrates a woman who has contributed significantly to create an impact through her work in technology, political advocacy, education, business, social change in the solar energy domain

Energy Storage through Solar

To recognize the efforts undertaken by individuals/ companies/ governments for increasing solar deployment through increased use of storage technologies

Training and Capacity Building

To reward people/ institutions who are actively taking initiatives to design and implement training and capacity building programmes in the field of solar energy

Innovative use of solar in new applications

This award is dedicated to the people who new and innovative ways of using solar energy to solve energy access issues

Best utility program for providing energy access through decentralized solar

To recognize the country/state which piloted/implemented the best energy access program and helped solve the energy security or energy access issues through decentralized solar solutions

Solarization of government schools/ child care centres

To reward institutions/ individuals which are working in solving the energy access problems for government schools and/or child care centres and has the potential to bring a paradigm shift in literacy levels

Solarization of health centres/Hospitals

To reward individuals/ institutions working to solve the energy access problem of the health centres and/or hospitals