New Hampshire, U.S.A. -- Nominations have been submitted, finalists have been chosen, and now it's your turn to help pick a winner.
Readers were asked to submit nominations for the 3rd Annual Excellence in Renewable Energy Awards, our North America-based renewable energy awards program that looks for the best projects, innovations and leaders. Editors of the Renewable Energy World network of publications culled through hundreds of nominations to come up with finalists for awards that will be given in 11 categories.
Categories include: Project of the Year for solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydro; Innovation awards for technology, policy and finance; and Leadership awards for technology, policy and finance.
Today, voting opens for the 12th category, the Readers’ Choice Award. Readers can cast their votes for the project or innovation that they feel deserves recognition. Editors will announce the winners in all 12 categories on Feb. 14 at the Renewable Energy World North America Conference and Expo, which runs from Feb. 14 to 16 in Long Beach, Calif.
Make sure you participate before voting closes on Jan. 20.
Overall, the nominations reflect the highest caliber projects, the most striking innovations and the most influential leaders from North America’s renewable energy industry.
PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Long Island Solar Farm (LISF)
Antelope Valley Union High School District
Arizona Western College Solar Installation
Paloma Solar Plant
St. Joseph Wind Project
Laurel Mountain Wind Project
Alta Wind Energy Center
Lake Chelan Hydro Modernization Project
Youngs Creek Hydroelectric Project
Humphreys Hydroelectric Project
2011 DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol Stover Harvest
Department of Energy Savannah River Site Biomass Cogeneration Facility
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Anaerobic Biodigester
Southbridge Landfill Gas to Energy
City of Dallas Water Utilities Wastewater Facility
INNOVATION OF THE YEAR
Offshore Wind Float
Cogenra SunDeck Technology
GeoTek Gravity Head Energy System
Sprout Weather Kiosk
Clean Energy Collective
Clean Power Finance Tools
Open Source PPA
Colorado’s “Fair Permit Act”
Vermont’s First-in-the-Nation Solar Registration
Ready to cast your own vote? Click here to select one of these projects or innovations as your Readers' Choice winner.
The following are the finalists for the Leadership Awards. Because we have limited the voting to projects and innovations, readers will not vote on the leaders for Readers' Choice.
Dr. Michael Brower, AWS Truepower
Lawrence E. Jones, Ph.D., Alstom Grid
Jim Lamon, First Solar
Brian Robertson, Amonix
Dr. Laura Hosman, Illinois Institute of Technology
Martin Klepper, Skadden
Jonathan Plowe and Omer Farooq, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Nat Kreamer, Clean Power Finance
Linda Church Ciocci, National Hydropower Association
Roger D. Feldman, ACORE
Jane M. Weissman, Interstate Renewable Energy Council
Sven Teske, Greenpeace International
Michael E. Webber, University of Texas at Austin
The Renewable Energy World Network of editors congratulates all of the finalists for their work advancing the renewable energy industry.