About the awards
Launched by the African Solar Industry Association, the AFSIA Solar Awards, the competition is organized yearly to honor and award the excellence of all solar industry professionals and major players for their activities and contributions in the African solar market.
This year’s ceremony will be a physical event at the African Energy Forum which will take place in London from November 15-17, 2021; and virtual for those unable to travel.
For this second edition, AFSIA has created 16 award categories which are:
- Large Scale Solar Project of the Year
- C&I (Commercial and Industrial) Solar Project of the Year
- Mini Grid Solar Project of the Year
- SHS (Solar Home Systems) Solar Company of the Year
- Residential Solar Project of the Year
- African Solar Company of the Year
- African Solar Entrepreneur
- SME of the Year
- Financial Consultant of the Year
- Legal Consultant of the Year
- Technical Consultant of the Year
- Development Finance Institution of the Year
- Solar Woman of the Year
- Solar Innovation of the Year
- Solar Photo of the Year
- Solar Video of the Year
- Lifetime Achievement Award
To apply for any of the categories, participants are invited to submit their projects completed within the last 12 months.
How it works
The African and international companies that score the highest on innovation in their projects and on boldness in the face of challenges in the countries of installation will be selected.
To make this selection, applications will be evaluated by some of the leading experts in the African solar industry after which they will review each entry independently, identifying the best in each category.
Ines Dushime, Manager of the AFSIA Solar Awards explained that “The Solar Awards 2021 will once again recognize excellence in innovation, professionalism, best practice, safety, and environmental standards.
The ceremony aims to celebrate the brightest individuals and companies that the African solar industry has to offer. But it will also highlight the tremendous growth and development that the African solar industry is currently experiencing.”
To apply for AFSIA Solar Awards 2021, click here for registration.
Entries close on Friday, September 24, 2021.