The winners of the AFSIA Solar Awards 2022 were unveiled during the live event that took place at the Tours & Taxis in Brussels.
The 3rd edition of the AFSIA Solar Awards 2022, once again organized in collaboration with the Africa Energy Forum, ended in a magnificent event live on June 23rd. The winners of the 13 categories were revealed and recognized during this occasion.
Over the last few months, more than 130 entries from all over the continent were submitted in various categories. The Jury, which included some of Africa’s top solar energy experts, thoroughly reviewed and analyzed each entry in order to select the most deserving companies and individuals to receive the ultimate prize at the awards ceremony.
The most contested title among the 13 categories in competition this year is the “C&I Project of the Year” reflecting the increased activity of those segments of the African solar industry.
This demonstrates the continent’s solar industry very positive trend of growth.
|Utility Scale Project of the year||InfraCo Africa & JCM Power||The Golomoti 20MWac PV project by InfraCo Africa & JCM Power|
|Commercial & Industrial Solar Project of the year||W. Giertsen Energy Solutions||The 1.7 MWp Solar Grid Tie system solution for the Tea and Flower Industry by W. Giertsen Energy Solutions|
|Mini Grid Project of the year||Nuru||The 2 solar-hybrid mini-grids of 338 kWp in Tadu and Faradje|
|Solar Home System Company of the year||ENGIE Energy Access||for its SHS business integration and MySol rebranding of 9 markets in Sub-Saharan Africa impacting more than 7M people in less than 2 years|
|Productive Use Application of the year||Solektra Rwanda||The SunMoksha’s IoT and cloud based Smart AQUAnet’s system is designed to help small and marginal farmers operate a shared irrigation system/resource|
|Solar innovation of the year||GreenBox||The 100% solar-powered walk-in cold rooms reducing food waste by 80%|
|Video of the year||CrossBoundary Energy|
|Deal/Financing program of the year||SunFunder||The new $500M Gigaton Empowerment Fund|
|Solar entrepreneur/SME of the year||USAFI GREEN ENERGY||Its partnership with Allsolla to provide solar-powered computers that comes with 4 extra bulb and free network for the kakuma refugees camp|
|African solar company of the year||CrossBoundary Energy||Currently operating the largest portfolio of RE PPAs in Africa at ~120 MWp of solar generational capacity, ~40 MWh of storage capacity|
|Advisor / Consultant of the year (Financial/Legal/Technical)||Harmattan Renewables||The Oya project, the biggest hybrid project (Solar and wind with battery) in Africa.|
|Picture of the year||Distributed Power Africa|
|Life-time achievement award||Manoj Sinha||CEO of Husk Power
An exceptional and global platform
The awards ceremony was organized in collaboration with the aef (Africa Energy Forum) and was conducted live in Brussels.
aef is the marquis event of the African energy industry and has been uniting governments, utilities and regulators with development finance institutions, commercial banks, power developers, technology providers, EPCs and professional services over the last 23 years. This year, aef took place in Brussels from June 21 until June 24.
AFSIA pleased to be part of this prestigious event and to reveal the laureates during the live ceremony on the 23rd of June with the support of global industry leaders such as LONGi, and Afrik21.
Meet the jury
Applications for the AFSIA Solar Awards were reviewed by some of the top experts in the African solar industry. They independently assessed each application and nominated the outstanding 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.
Contact the winners:
|Utility Scale Project of the year||InfraCo Africa & JCM Power||James Ng’ang’a – email@example.com|
|Commercial & Industrial Solar Project of the year||W. Giertsen Energy Solutions||Chaltu Marta – firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mini Grid Project of the year||Nuru||Kyle Hamilton – email@example.com|
|Solar Home System Company of the year||ENGIE Energy Access||Katja Damman – firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Productive Use Application of the year||Solektra Rwanda||Alain Harelimana – email@example.com|
|Solar innovation of the year||GreenBox||Divin Kouebatouka – firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Video of the year||CrossBoundary Energy||James Shoetan – email@example.com|
|Deal/Financing program of the year||SunFunder||Nico Tyabji – firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Solar entrepreneur/SME of the year||USAFI GREEN ENERGY||Brian Onyango – email@example.com|
|African solar company of the year||CrossBoundary Energy||James Shoetan – firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Advisor / Consultant of the year (Financial/Legal/Technical)||Harmattan Renewables||Chanda Nxumalo – email@example.com|
|Picture of the year||Distributed Power Africa||Vuyisile Ndlovu – VNdlovu@dpaafrica.com|
|Life-time achievement award||Manoj Sinha, CEO of Husk Power
|William Brent – firstname.lastname@example.org|
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