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Criteria

UTILITY SCALE SOLAR PROJECT OF THE YEAR
  • project must be located in Africa
  • project must be a grid-connected project with national utility as off-taker
  • project must have been commissioned between June 2021 and May 10th 2022
C&I SOLAR PROJECT OF THE YEAR
  • project must be located in Africa
  • project must be a grid-connected or stand-alone solar system with a single non-residential private off-taker
  • project may include solar only, solar + storage or any other hybrid system including solar technologies
  • project must have been commissioned between June 2021 and May 10th 2022
MINI-GRID PROJECT OF THE YEAR
  • project must be located in Africa
  • project may be a single mini-grid project or a group of mini-grids
  • project must involve 1 single point of power generation involving a solar component and multiple electricity users (residential and/or productive uses)
  • project must have been commissioned between June 2021 and May 10th 2022
SHS COMPANY OF THE YEAR
  • company must be active in energy access activities through manufacturing, financing, distribution or any key enabling services for pico-solar and/or SHS products
  • company must be legally registered in at least 1 African country
PRODUCTIVE USE APPLICATION OF THE YEAR
  • project/application must be located in Africa
  • project/application must be a solar-powered system rightly characterized as a direct driver of income
  • project/application may include solar only, solar + storage or any other hybrid system including solar technologies
  • project/application must have been commissioned between June 2021 and May 10th 2022
AFRICAN SOLAR COMPANY OF THE YEAR
  • company may be active in any type of activity across the solar value chain and may focus on any solar segment (large-scale, C&I, mini-grid, SHS, irrigation, cooking, …
  • company must be in operation for more than 4 years or must count more than 15 staff members
  • company must have headquarter legally registered in 1 African country
SOLAR ENTREPRENEUR/SME OF THE YEAR
  • if application by a single entrepreneur: entrepreneur may have any nationality and must reside in Africa
  • if application by an SME: SME must be legally established in any African country, must be established for less than 4 years and must not count more than 15 staff members
  • entrepreneur/SME may be active on any part of the solar value chain and may focus on any solar segment (large-scale, C&I, mini-grid, SHS, irrigation, cooking, …

ADVISOR/CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR (Financial/Legal/Technical)

  • company may be legally established in any country
  • company must be have been financial/legal/technical advisor or consultant to a project based in or a company legally established in at least 1 African country
  • advisory or consultancy service must have taken place between June 2021 and May 10th 2022
DEAL/FINANCING PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
  • company may be legally established in any country
  • company must be have been involved in transaction about a project based in or a company legally established in at least 1 African country
  • transaction may be governed by traditional or non-traditional financing principles such as impact investment, crowdfunding/lending, concessional financing, grants, micro-financing, …
  • transaction must have taken place between June 2021 and May 10th 2022
SOLAR INNOVATION OF THE YEAR
  • innovation may pertain to a product, a system or a service
  • innovation must have a clear application to the African continent
  • innovation may exist for a long time but must have made tangible and verifiable breakthrough between June 2021 and May 10th 2022
SOLAR PICTURE OF THE YEAR
  • picture must have been captured in Africa
  • applicant must be legal right owner of the picture
  • picture may not have been submitted in previous AFSIA Solar Awards
SOLAR VIDEO OF THE YEAR
  • video must have been captured in Africa
  • video must not be longer than 3 minutes
  • applicant must be legal right owner of the video
  • video may not have been submitted in previous AFSIA Solar Awards
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
  • possible to nominate self or someone else
  • nominee must have demonstrated long-term commitment and tangible efforts to supporting and advancing the use of solar energy in Africa
  • nominee may be based anywhere in the world

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