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From the Editor: It's Really All About Renewable Energy Projects

Jul 17, 2014

At Renewable Energy World, we understand that while we spend lots of time writing about the policies, technologies and intricacies of financing renewable energy, the only measureable result of all of this effort is steel in the ground (or on the roof…or in the water… as the case may be).  The growth of renewable energy is measured through projects that deliver power to the grid. 

That’s why at the start of every Renewable Energy World Conference, North America we recognize the very best projects that have come online over the past year through our Project of the Year Awards.  We look for the most outstanding Solar, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal and Hydro projects and we celebrate them during our Awards Gala and Banquet dinner. We also give out a Readers’ Choice Award that is selected by readers. The high-end event is open to the public and draws interested renewable energy stakeholders from all across the globe.  Last year a delegation from India came to be recognized for the a Project of the Year – the Solar Electrification of 57 Remote Villages in Southern India.

I’ll explain more about what we look for in outstanding projects in the video below. If you’re interested, and I hope you are, please have a listen.  Then take some time to nominate a project you have worked on.  It’s a simple online form that you can access by clicking here.  If you are selected as a finalist, and even if you’re not, I hope to see you in Orlando.

Good Luck!

Lead image: Vintage Typewriter and Blank Paper via Shutterstock

Want more insider tips and tricks about how to submit a project of the year? Come hangout with Sharryn Dotson and me on July 30 at 1PM ET. We'll be talking about the process for nominations and taking questions from the audience.  Bookmark this page (click the link)  and come back at the designated time to see our live and unscripted discussion of the awards program!   



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Jennifer Runyon is chief editor of and Renewable Energy World magazine, coordinating, writing and/or editing columns, features, news stories and blogs for the publications. She also serves as conference chair of Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo, North America. ...


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