The Intersolar AWARD – Powering the Future with Innovation

Intersolar strives to promote the industry’s power to innovate. As the world's leading exhibition series for the solar industry and its partners, Intersolar focuses on the technologies and services which make solar power globally successful, now and in the future.

In this context, the Intersolar AWARD is presented to companies making a substantial contribution to the success of the industry. Each year, the solar award honors technological innovations and groundbreaking solutions around the topic of the AWARD category Photovoltaics.

Over a period of more than 10 years, the flagship award for the solar industry has given solar companies a unique platform to gain broad international recognition and distinguish themselves from the competition.

rophy and finalist signet of the Intersolar AWARD finalists 2019

Intersolar AWARD finalists 2019

The Intersolar AWARD finalists 2019 in the Photovoltaics category have been selected. Higher performance and greater efficiency combined with a longer service life – those are the trends for solar modules in 2019:

  • ABB
  • AE Alternative Energy GmbH
  • Beijing Hanergy PV Investment Ltd.
  • Contec Deutschland GmbH
  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Raycatch Ltd.
  • Staudinger GmbH
  • SunPower Corp.
  • Tessolar Inc.
  • Zhejiang Jinko Solar Co., Ltd.

All about the AWARD Finalists

AWARD Ceremonny at The smarter E Europe Forum

AWARD Ceremony

Every year, the official AWARD Ceremony reveals the award winners on a grand stage. The ceremony is attended by high-caliber dignitaries and brings together visitors, exhibitors, representatives and decision-makers from the international renewable energy industry, as well as trade press representatives from both home and abroad.

The presentation of the 2019 award winners will take place as part of The smarter E Europe in Munich on May 15, 2019 at 4:30pm. All exhibition visitors are cordially invited to attend the AWADR Ceremony that is held at The smarter E Forum (Hall B3, Booth B3.570).

Testimonials Intersolar AWARD

Christiane Schumacher as testimonial of Intersolar AWARD winner 2018

Christiane Schumacher
Head of Global Channel Management and Marketing Communications, ABB Solar GmbH
Winner of Intersolar AWARD 2018 – Photovoltaics

"We are honored to have received the established and prestigious Intersolar Award 2018 in the “Photovoltaics” category for our PVS-175-TL, ABB’s new ultra-high power, 1500V string inverter. It is the reward for the hard work, passion and engineering excellence that our team has put into this product innovation. This award is globally recognized and gives us an additional boost in terms of visibility and market demand creation for this product."

Hans Jürgen Sauter as testimonial of Intersolar AWARD winner 2018

Hans Jürgen Sauter
Winner of Intersolar AWARD 2018 – Photovoltaics

"We are very happy and proud that we won the Intersolar Award 2018 for our integrated software and hardware package that reduces the time for planning and installing large-scale PV plants by 10 - 30%. We integrated Award pictures and statements in our company presentation as well as in social networks with a great feedback. Thus, the Intersolar Award clearly helped to raise the awareness for this topic and at the same time serves as a kind of confirmation for the innovative nature of our company."

Helen Steiniger as testimonial of Intersolar AWARD winner 2017

Helen Steiniger
Advisor to the CEOs, Next Kraftwerke
Winner Intersolar AWARD 2017 – Outstanding Solar Projects

"We were honored to receive the Intersolar Award 2017 for forecasting and trading PV power through our Virtual Power Plant. The recognition of our work involving the integration of PV into existing power systems and markets has helped us to further grow our business. And it’s just a good push to be awarded with such a prestigious prize – boosting our determination to establish the flow for 100% renewable energy."

Peter Schrum as testimonial of Intersolar AWARD winner 2017

Peter Schrum
Founder and Main Shareholder, SUNfarming Group
Winner of Intersolar AWARD 2017 – Outstanding Solar Projects

„We are honored to receive the Intersolar Award for our contribution to provide jobs and education, food and energy and infrastructure where they are urgently needed. Food & Energy Project could uniquely contribute to the sustainable improvement of the living conditions of people in developing countries and crisis regions. The Award is internationally recognized and supports us in our efforts to realize the Food & Energy Project worldwide."

Evaluation Criteria Intersolar AWARD

A. Degree of Technological Innovation (30%)

  • Technological advancement
  • Technological creativity and quality
  • Singularity in comparison with other solutions

B. Safety (15%)

  • Compliance with international safety standards

C. Technical and Environmental Benefits (20%)

  • Technological benefitsEnvironmental benefits and socially relevant features

D. Economic Benefits (20%)

  • Economic benefits for the user
  • Demand, markets and marketing strategy

E. Proof of Innovation (10%)

  • Proof of functionality and ingenuity, test results, certifications, patents, references

F. Presentation (5%)

  • Format and quality of description and presentationExtent of application documentation

Intersolar AWARD Jury

Dr. Pierre-Jean Alet as member of the Intersolar AWARD Jury

Dr. Pierre-Jean Alet
Senior Expert Modules & Systems Photovoltaics

Michael Schmela as member of the Intersolar AWARD Jury

Michael Schmela
Executive Advisor
Solar Power Europe

Dr. Michael Fuhs as member of the Intersolar AWARD Jury

Dr. Michael Fuhs
Editor-in-chief „pv magazine Deutschland“
Solarpraxis AG

Philippe Malbranche as member of the Intersolar AWARD Jury

Philippe Malbranche
Institut National de l’Energie Solaire CEA-INES

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Powalla as member of the Intersolar AWARD Jury

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Powalla
Head of the Photovoltaics Division
Member of the Board of Directors
Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung (ZSW) Baden-Wuerttemberg