Third edition of the Africa solar awards launched

By Wallace Mawire

 The third edition of the Africa Solar Industry  Association (AFSIA) solar awards for 2022 have been launched, according to a recent statement by the organizers.

 It has also been reported that the deadline to submit your application is May 13th.

 According to AFSIA, the solar industry in Africa is more active than ever before and a multitude of innovative projects and innovative initiatives have been commissioned or launched over the past few months.

It is reported that the AFSIA Solar Awards 2022, the industry-leading awards ceremony, will  recognize the excellence of all those companies and professionals of the African solar industry for their devotion to the sector.

It is a tribute to the ability, originality, and vision of its participants recognizing and celebrating their major development and growth milestones.

“Once again this year, the AFSIA Solar Awards hailed as the “industry’s highest honor” will gather the biggest and most exciting innovations of the solar industry in Africa. This ceremony aims at celebrating individuals and/or companies that made significant contributions to the African solar industry and to the society.” said Ines Dushime, Manager of the AFSIA Solar Awards.It is also added that AFSIA has teamed up again with EnergyNet’s Africa Energy forum (AEF) to host the third edition of the awards.

It is added by the organizers that AEF has been uniting governments, utilities and regulators with development finance institutions, commercial banks, power developers, technology providers, EPCs and professional services in one place over the last 23 years.

This year, AEF is expected to take place  in Brussels from June 21st until 24th, under the theme “Stakeholders. United in one place.”

AFSIA says that it is delighted to be part of this esteemed event and to announce the winners during the awards ceremony on the 23rd of June with the support of some of the industry leaders such as LONGi, Trina Solar, JinkoSolar and Huawei.

AFSIA also says that applications to the AFSIA Solar Awards will be reviewed by some of the best experts of the African solar industry.

They are expected to go through every application individually and will nominate the most innovative and impactful ones in each category.

This year the jury is made of Nicole Mukwindi Uwineza, President of POWERHer, Anita Otubu, Head of the Nigeria Electrification Project at the Rural Electrification Agency Nigeria, Isabel Cancela de Abreu, Executive Director at ALER, Dr. Mohamed Alhaj, Founder of Clean Energy 4 Africa, Lawrence Lin, Beyond the Grid Advisor for Power Africa, Jean Marie Takouleu, Editor-in-Chief at Afrik21, Max Hall, Reporter at pv magazine and Ruchi Soni, Program Manager at SEforALL.

AFSIA is now accepting applications for the third edition of the awards for the  13 categories covering all key areas of the industry, from solar home systems to grid-connected large-scale systems.

Participants in the competition are expected to submit projects completed in the last 12 months for the utility scale solar project of the year,C&I solar project of the year,SHS company of the year,mini-grid project of the year,productive use Application of the year,solar innovation of the year,video of the year,deal/financing program of the year,solar entrepreneur/SME of the year,African solar company of the year,advisor/consultant of the year (Financial/Legal/Technical),picture of the year and the life-time achievement award.

According to AFSIA, the winners  of the 2021 AFSIA Solar Awards, giving  a glimpse of the undeniable level of achievement of the participants in the African solar industry include SunFunder, Jenny Fletcher, Genius Watter, ARESS, ENARA, Franco Traverso, InfraCo Africa, EM-ONE Energy Solutions, Synergy Consulting Infrastructure and Financial Advisory Services Inc., ENGIE Equatorial, Ignite Power, Jubaili Bros, SolarAfrica, Kudirat Saliu, Wairimu & Co.

It is added that application is free of charge and open to all. Details may be found at http://afsiasolar.com/afsia-solar-awards/process/

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