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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 September 18th 2020 and September 24th 2021
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 September 18th 2020 and September 24th 2021
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 September 18th 2020 and September 24th 2021
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 have been legally registered in at least 1 African country between September 18th 2020 and September 24th 2021
RESIDENTIAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR
  • project must be located in Africa
  • project must be a single solar system serving a residential off-taker or a group of independent solar systems serving a group of independent residential off-takers
  • project may include solar only, solar+storage or any other hybrid system including solar technologies
  • project may be grid-connected or stand-alone
  • project must have been commissioned between September 18th 2020 and September 24th 2021
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
AFRICAN 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, …
FINANCIAL ADVISOR / CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR
  • company may be legally established in any country
  • company must be have been financial advisor/consultant to a project based in or a company legally established in at least 1 African country
  • advisory service must have taken place between September 18th 2020 and September 24th 2021
LEGAL ADVISOR / CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR
  • company may be legally established in any country
  • company must be have been legal advisor/consultant to a project based in or a company legally established in at least 1 African country
  • advisory service must have taken place between September 18th 2020 and September 24th 2021
TECHNICAL CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR
  • company may be legally established in any country
  • company must be have been technical advisor/consultant to a project based in or a company legally established in at least 1 African country
  • advisory service must have taken place between September 18th 2020 and September 24th 2021
DFI & ALTERNATIVE FINANCING 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 must be governed by non-traditional financing principles such as impact investment, crowdfunding/lending, concessional financing, grants, micro-financing, …
  • transaction must have taken place between September 18th 2020 and September 24th 2021
WOMAN IN SOLAR OF THE YEAR
  • applicant may have any nationality and may reside anywhere
  • applicant may deliver said work as an individual or as part of a company
  • applicant must demonstrate tangible work and impact on African solar project or work
  • applicant must be a woman
SOLAR INNOVATION/TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR
  • innovation/technology may pertain to a product, a system or a service
  • innovation/technology must have a clear application to the African continent
  • innovation/technology may exist for a long time but must have made tangible and verifiable breakthrough between September 18th 2020 and September 24th 2021
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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