By Wallace Mawire
The African Solar Industry Association (AFSIA) Solar Awards entries for 2021 have opened for submission, according to a statement by the organizers.
According to AFSIA, the awards are the industry’s leading awards ceremony.
It is also reported that the event is held to honor the excellence of all professionals of the African solar industry for their activities and contribution to the sector.
“It is a testament to the competence, ingenuity, and vision of its participants recognizing and celebrating their undisputable accomplishments,” the organizers said.
“The AFSIA Solar Awards will once again recognize excellence in innovation, professionalism, industry best practices and HSE standards. This ceremony aims at celebrating the brightest and the best that the African solar industry has to offer. But it will also underline the incredible growth and development currently experienced by the solar industry in Africa.” said Ines Dushime, Manager of the AFSIA Solar Awards.
AFSIA and EnergyNet, the organizer of the Africa Energy Forum, are have also announced their collaboration once again for the 2nd edition of the AFSIA Awards.
AEF is the marquis event of the African energy industry and has been uniting top public and private sector decision-makers in one location for more than 20 years.
This year, AEF will take place in London from November 15th until 17th.
“AFSIA is thrilled to be part of this prestigious event and to reveal the laureates during the hybrid live and online ceremony on the 16th of November,” the organizers said.
It is areported that applications to the AFSIA Solar Awards will be assessed by some of the best experts of the African solar industry. They will review every application independently and will nominate the outstanding ones in each category.
This year the jury is composed of Demi Edosomwan from TotalEnergies Ventures, Catherine Mukobo from ACERD, Tony Tiyou from Renewables in Africa, Wale Shonibare from AfDB, Ujunwa Ojemeni from the Ministry of Energy & Natural Resources – Lagos State Government, Salma Okonkwo from UBI Group and Wikus Kruger from the Power Futures Lab at the University of Cape Town.
“As a major player in the solar industry, this is your unique opportunity to shine and be recognized as a true leader in the industry covering all areas from small solar home systems to grid-connected large-scale systems,” the organizers said.
Past winners of the 2020 AFSIA Solar Awards are CrossBoundary Energy, Sterling & Wilson Solar, Africa GreenTec, d.light, Munyax Eco, ANKA Madagascar, Pawame, Solar Box Gabon, Synergy Consulting, Eversheds-Sutherland, Suntrace, African Development Bank, Olaedo Osoka, Phaesun, African Minigrids.
AFSIA is now accepting nominations for the 2nd edition of the Awards for the following 16 categories. Participants in this competition must submit projects completed in the last 12 months,Utility Scale Solar Project of the Year,C&I Solar Project of the Year,Mini-grid Solar Project of the Year,SHS Solar Project of the Year,Residential Solar Project of the Year,African Solar Company of the Year,African solar entrepreneur/SME of the year,Financial Advisor / Consultant of the Year,Legal Advisor / Consultant of the Year,Technical Consultant of the Year,DFI of the Year,Woman in solar of the Year,Solar Innovation of the Year,Solar Picture of the Year,Solar Video of the Year and the Life-time achievement award.
Application is free of charge and open to all. Details may be found at http://afsiasolar.com/afsia-solar-awards/process/