Solar Startup Award 2023

During the current energy crises, demand for solar has dramatically increased – and the market will only continue to grow to become the center of the global energy transition.

To advance on this path as smoothly as possible, it requires intelligent technical and business solutions.

As the association for the European solar sector and the publisher of the Global Market Outlook for Solar Power, SolarPower Europe wants to support the world’s brightest solar business ideas.

The Solar Startup Award does just that!

Competition

Companies participating in the Solar Startup Award will be reviewed by a selected jury. On 9 March 2023, the finalists will be able to present their solar startup work at the SolarPower Summit 2023. The participants of the SolarPower Summit will vote for the winner.

The winner of the Solar Startup Award 2023 will be announced during the Summit in Brussels.

The prize money is €5000.

Who is eligible to participate?

For the Solar Startup Award 2023, we invite all startups active in the vast field of solar power, including, but not limited to:
  • – Solar power generation devices
  • – Solar system components including technologies, such as battery storage that support the flexibility of solar power
  • – Solar solutions to electrify heating
  • – Innovative solar business models based on digital solutions.
Startups must have a proven traction and employ no more than 20 FTEs.

Prize

Winner

  • Wins 5000 euros (sponsored by Enerparc)
  • Free startup exhibition spot at The Smarter E Europe 2023 (sponsored by The Smarter E)
  • Opportunity to pitch on the stage during the Solar Startup session at the SolarPower Summit 2023
  • 1 year of free membership at SolarPower Europe
  • Name and website of the company on the SolarPower Summit 2023 website


Finalists

  • Opportunity to pitch on stage at the Solar Startup session of the SolarPower Summit 2023
  • 1 year of free membership at SolarPower Europe
  • Name and website of the company on the SolarPower Summit 2023 website

Timeline

  • 21/12/2022 – Competition opens
  • 03/02/2023 – Deadline for applications
  • 17/02/2023 – Announcement of finalists
  • 09/03/2023 – Awards ceremony at SolarPower Summit in Brussels

Application

  • To apply please fill in this form by 03/02/2023



Please do not hesitate to contact Louise Tydgadt at l.tydgadt@solarpowereurope.org for any questions or comments.

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