Renewable Transformation Challenge: Top 10 announced

Elsevier and the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) launched the Renewable Transformation Challenge to encourage the progress to a world powered by renewable energy and accessible energy for all. The winner will receive a €20,000 prize. The winner, or one representative of the winning team, will receive a free registration to the Solar World Congress 2017 in Abu Dhabi, where the presentation of the Award will take place, and one Gold membership to the Society. The winning project will be featured on the Solar Energy journal homepage and on the ISES website.

About the Challenge
The vision of ISES is a world powered by 100% renewable energy, used efficiently and wisely, and accessible for all. To achieve this vision, a global transformation of our energy systems to efficient and affordable renewable energy must take place.

Applications for this Challenge can be for ongoing projects, innovative technology, policy initiatives, programs, research, analyses, or complete solutions that demonstrate how this goal is being met. The Renewable Energy Transformation Challenge can include either supply side (energy generation for end-use energy consumption) or demand side (energy efficiency) programs, or both.

Prize
The winner receives a €20,000 prize. The winner, or one representative of the winning team, will receive a free registration to the Solar World Congress 2017 in Abu Dhabi, where the presentation of the Award will take place, and one Gold membership to the Society. The winning project will be featured on the Solar Energy journal homepage and on the ISES website.

Judging Criteria
A panel of international scientific experts, jurors, reviewed over 300 applications, and the top 10 will now be put forward to Elsevier-ISES awards’ judging committee for the selection of the winning proposal.

Top 10
The following entries were selected as the top 10 (in alphabetical order):

Shreya Agarwal, Boond Engineering and Development Pvt Ltd, India
Smart Metering Technology for Microgrids

Christian Breyer, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Global-local 100% RE Modeling in High Resolution

Ajay Chandak, PRINCE (Promoters, Researchers & Innovators in New & Clean Energy), Suman Foundation, India
Virtual Rooftop Solar Power with Retail Exchange

Andy Cloud, Cirrostratus, USA
Pumped Storage Hydropower with Floating PV Power

Juan M. España, ME SOLshare, Bangladesh
The Energiewende 3.0 – Smart P2P Solar Grids

Jemma Green, Curtin University, Australia
Citizen Utilities

Kate Greenwood, Alternative Technology Association (ATA), Australia
Light Up East Timor

Venkat Rajaraman, Cygni Energy Private Limited, India
Solar DC Micro-grid

Brian Somers, Standard Microgrid, South Africa
Re-imagining the African Utility

Varun Vohra, University of Electro-communications, Japan
Eco-friendly Low-cost Energy Devices for Everyone

More information about the challenge can be found on the website: https://www.elsevier.com/physical-sciences/energy/renewable-transformation-challenge

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