AWARD 2024

SolarPower Europe, the association for the entire European solar sector, is here to support the brightest solar startups. As solar has established itself as the most versatile technology and cementing its role in becoming the leading power technology, we’re seeking smart startups to tackle the challenges of the energy transition, and present innovative solutions. This competition is your chance to showcase ideas that can shape the future of a solar power– based energy system.

Have a look at last years ceremony

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Wins €5000 (sponsored by Enerparc)

Free startup exhibition spot at The Smarter E Europe 2024 (sponsored by The Smarter E)

Opportunity to pitch on the stage during the Solar Startup session at the SolarPower Summit 2024

1 year of free membership at SolarPower Europe


Opportunity to pitch on stage during the Solar Startup session of the SolarPower Summit 2024

Exhibition stand with digital screen to present their company during the SolarPower Summit 2024

1 year of free membership at SolarPower Europe

Name and website of the company on the Solar Startup website, and SolarPower Summit 2024 website

Short-listed candidates

Name and website of the 10 short-listed companies on the Solar Startup website

Opportunity to pitch to online jury


Winner 2024:

Finalists 2024:

Longlisted companies 2024:


For the Solar Startup Award 2024, we invite all startups active in solar power to participate, including, but not limited to companies working with:

Startups must have a proven track-record, be no older than 5 years, and employ no more than 30 FTEs.

Meet the 2024 jury:

Solar stratup award jury member Stefan Mueller

Stefan Müller
Co-Founder and Board Member, Enerparc 

Felix Krause
Managing Partner, Vireo Ventures

Jenny Chase
Solar analyst, BloombergNEF

Michael Schmela
Executive Advisor & Director of Market Intelligence, SolarPower Europe

Apply here and get a
chance to win the award!

1 year of free membership at SolarPower Europe



Registration open


Deadline for applications


Announcement longlist (max. 10 startups)


Pitch event (online)


Announcement finalists (3 startups)


Awards ceremony at SolarPower Summit in Brussels