Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg). The European Association for Renewable Energies and its Luxembourgian section honoured eight nominees from six different countries with the European Solar Prize 2019 on 15/11/2019 at the Campus Belval in Luxembourg's picturesque Esch-sur-Alzette.
Industrial Solar won the prize in the category `industrial and commercial companies or farmers'. The jury honored that with their operating installations of Fresnel solar steam generators Industrial Solar proves that solar process steam is feasible, can contribute significantly to a carbon neutral process heat supply and is thus a paradigm shift towards a carbon neutral industrial heat supply.
Martin Haagen, who received the award on behalf of the Industrial Solar team, stated: "I am very proud that our company was awarded the European Solar Prize for our Fresnel collector. With our operating plants, we have proven the great potential of solar thermal energy for process heating and thus laid the foundation of a major step towards a carbon neutral industrial production. Our vision is 100% renewable energy in industry, and the European Solar Prize confirms that we are on the right track".
Among others, the Fridays For Future movement was honoured with the European Solar Prize 2019, which has been awarded annually since 1994 to municipalities, municipal companies, associations and organisations, architects, journalists and private individuals in cooperation with the national sections of EUROSOLAR. The award recognises the dedication and inventiveness of regional players and provides new impetus for a regenerative and decentralised energy revolution in Europe.
Please find the full press release of EUROSOLAR here (https://www.eurosolar.de/en/index.php/text-and-media/press-releases-eurosolar/884-saving-the-world-with-renewables-european-solar-prize-2019-awarded-in-eight-categories).