The Texas Solar Pioneer Awards ceremony is a unique high-level celebration and dinner to honor the movers and shakers in the Texas Solar Industry. Each year, the awards ceremony will recognize the visionary leaders, industry partners, and dynamic individuals who push boundaries, pioneer new frontiers, and inspire others by their ability to create programs and success in driving the advancement of solar energy, smart grid & energy storage, clean energy innovation, and policy incentives in Texas. It is an excellent opportunity for participants to entertain clients, network with peers, and brand their companies as industry leaders.
The 2017 Texas Solar Pioneer Awards ceremony will take place during the 2017 Solar Business Festival (SBF) on Thursday, November 30, in Austin, Texas. The awards evening will start at 6:00 pm with a pre-awards drinks reception, then dinner start at 7:00 pm, and the awards ceremony will start by 7:30 pm, following with an evening entertainment.
All awards winner will receive, customized 2016 awards lapel pin, certificate recognizing inductee as SBF Hall of Fame member, badge ribbon recognizing inductee as SBF Hall of Fame member, recognition on SBF’s web site as an awards winner, and opportunity to use awards logo on materials and websites.
The awards submission period will close on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm, and judging will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017.The awards are state-wide (Texas) and for 2016 calendar year, and winners will be chosen by a seven-member panel of judges with diverse and leadership experience in the solar industry in Texas, and the nominee in each category with the highest score will be named the winner. Winners will be notify approximately October 17, 2017
Outstanding Woman in Solar Award
This award will recognize and celebrate a professional women working in the solar energy sector who go above and beyond business-as-usual, consistently demonstrate outstanding leadership, and have contributed significantly to the expansion and improvement of the solar sector.
Commercial Rooftop Installation Award
This award will recognize and celebrate a commercial rooftop installer for solar systems installed on the roofs of non-domestic properties, including commercial properties and public buildings.
Residential Rooftop Installation Award
This award will recognize and celebrate a company excellence in the field of domestic solar PV installation, focusing on specific installs of solar (and other technologies) in the Texas residential market.
Industrial Rooftop Installation Award
This award will recognize and celebrate a company excellence in the field of industrial solar PV installation, focusing on specific installs of solar (and other technologies) in the Texas industrial market.
Solar Advocate of the Year
This award will recognize and celebrate a person who has done the most to advance the solar industry in Texas, promotes public policies that will lead to a more welcoming of solar in Texas, and inspires others to take action throughout the year.
Energy Storage Company of the Year
This award will recognize and celebrate the immense contribution made by a energy storage company in Texas for high efficiency storage in residential, commercial and industrial scale.
Solar Project of the Year
This award will recognize the biggest solar project undertaken by a company in Texas.
Innovative Partner of the Year
This award will recognize and celebrate a business or individual that has brought to market a new concept, innovation, or product that promises to help advance the solar industry in Texas.
Industry Development Award
This award will recognize and celebrate a business that participated the most in the Solar industry in 2016 through sales, product development, innovation, and/or industry support.
Lifetime Achievement Award
This awards honors individuals who have demonstrated leadership, endurance, strength and foresight to transform the Solar PV industry in Texas, enabling individuals and communities to take charge of their futures through solar energy independence. The individuals must have made significant development in their careers, which they have dedicated to furthering the solar sector in Texas.
Texas Solar Company of the Year
This award will recognize and celebrate a business for outstanding growth and industry support.
A panel of experts will take into consideration four key elements for each awards category:
- Achievements and Accomplishments (Track record and how achievements have been for the good of the industry)
- Leadership (Acknowledged leadership)
- Commitment (Long term commitment in the industry)
- Strategic Vision and Growth (Passion, talent, creativity and vision in the industry)
- Innovation (demonstrated creative approaches and meeting the unique needs of this growing solar sector)
Ticket to attend the awards ceremony starts at $75 for individual ticket, $495 for regular table ticket (group of 8), $985 for corporate table sponsorship (group of 8), and $2,500 for executive table sponsorship (group of 8). (Preregistration is required). Dress: Black Tie Attire
The Texas Solar Pioneer Awards accepts applications via email or online.
Via Online Form:
2017 Texas Solar Pioneer Awards Nomination Form
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