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Evaluation Criteria and Jury

Evaluation Criteria

The selection process of the The smarter E AWARD is based on the following criteria:

Smart Renewable Energy

A. Degree of Innovation (35%)

  • Advancement / Innovation
  • Smartness
  • Uniqueness
     

B. Technical and Environmental Benefits (25%)

  • Technological benefits
  • Environmental benefits and socially relevant features
     

C. Economic Benefits (25%)

  • Cost benefits
  • Market and marketing
  • Pricing
     

E. Proof of Innovation (10%)

  • Completness and conclusiveness of the proof
     

F. Presentation (5%)

  • Format and quality of description and presentation
  • Extent of application documentation

Outstanding Projects

A. Pioneering Character (30%)

  • Exemplary effect of the project and the impact on the use of renewable energy
     

B. Uniqueness (15%)

  • Uniqueness of the project compared to existing solutions and applications
     

C. Economic Benefits (10%)

  • Economic benefits for the owner or operator of the project
  • Demand, markets and marketing strategy
     

D. Benefits for the Environment and Society (10%)

  • Environmental benefits and socially relevant features
     

E. Degree of Technological Innovation (20%)

  • Technological advancement
  • Technological creativity and quality
     

F. Proof of Innovation (10%)

  • Completeness and conclusiveness of the proof
     

G. Presentation (5%)

  • Format and quality of description and presentation
  • Extent of application documentation

Jury Members

Prize winners are selected in a two-stage selection process:

1. A body of recognized experts selects the best entries (finalists) in each of the categories from all those submitted.

2. An independent jury made up of representatives from research, science, and the trade press then chooses this year’s winners from the finalists.

Smart Renewable Energy

Dr. Martin Ammon 
General Manager, Head of Energy Management
EuPD Research Sustainable Management GmbH

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Dittmeyer
Director
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Institute for Micro Process Engineering

Prof. Dr. Volker Quaschning
Professor for Renewable Energy Systems
University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin

Outstanding Projects

Jonathan Gifford
Editor in Large
pv magazine global

Nina Munzke
Team Leader Stationary Storage Systems
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Hans-Christoph Neidlein
Senior Editor at pv Europe

Camila Ramos
Managing Director CELA - Clean Energy Latin America

Prof. Juzer Vasi 
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Dr. Sean White
Professor & IREC Certified Master Trainer
Diablo Valley College & White House Solar