»Fridays for future« receive European Solar Prize

This year’s European Solar Prizes 2019 were awarded on Friday at the Belval campus in Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg). The winners received awards in eight different categories:
• Towns, municipalities, council districts, public utilities: Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Ireland, outstanding joint commitment to a sustainable community life
• Solar architecture and urban planning: The High School for Health Professionals, Luxembourg, first public school in Luxembourg built to the ambitious technical standard of a Positive Energy Building
• Industrial and commercial companies or farmers: Industrial Solar GmbH, Germany, innovative solar process steam generation for industrial heating and cooling
• Local or regional associations / organisations: Schoonschip, Netherlands, sustainable floating neighbourhood in Amsterdam based on the shared use of renewable resources
• Owners and operators of renewable energy installations: The church St. Franziskus Ebmatingen, Switzerland, role model for harnessing the solar potential of churches
• Education and vocational training: International student residence »mineroom«, Austria, raising students' awareness of sustainable living based on renewable energies
• One World Cooperation: SUNfarming GmbH, Germany, combining the production of green electricity and food for and with local communities
• Special achievement prize for individual commitment: Fridays For Future, creating a world-wide youth movement advocating the immediate need to tackle climate change
The prize for outstanding achievements in the field of renewable energies has been awarded annually since 1994 by the European Association for Renewable Energies Eurosolar in cooperation with the national sections of the organisation to municipalities, municipal companies, associations and organisations, architects, journalists and private individuals.

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