Zayed Future Energy Prize 2015 Submissions Open Today

  Zayed Future Energy Prize 2015 Submissions Open Today

   Annual US$4 million prize rewards individuals, organisations and schools
making a positive impact in the fields of renewable energy and sustainability

Business Wire

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- February 2, 2014

Submissions and nominations for the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize opened
today. The Prize, an annual US$4 million award, recognises individuals,
organisations and schools who have made significant strides to advance the
fields of renewable energy and sustainability.

Submissions will open globally across five categories: Large Corporation,
Small and Medium Enterprise (SME), Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO),
Lifetime Achievement and Global High Schools. In the Lifetime Achievement
category, nominations will also be accepted.

Submissions and nominations are accepted online at:

“Throughout history, prizes have proven to be a mechanism to encourage
innovation,” said His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, director general
of the Zayed Future Energy Prize. “The Zayed Future Energy Prize is a
commitment by the UAE’s government to incentivise people, organisations and
schools to tackle today’s pressing energy and sustainability challenges.

“The world needs viable solutions that address issues such as energy access
and sustainable development,” added Dr. Al Jaber. “And now in its seventh
year, we are proud of the impact the Prize is delivering. From electrifying
rural villages in Africa to accelerating to market energy-efficiency
technologies, our winners and finalists are leaving a positive mark on the

The Zayed Future Energy Prize has awarded 30 winners across six continents and
impacted millions of lives. Over the years, Prize winners have trained
thousands of women as green technicians; delivered solar home systems to
millions in Bangladesh; created access to safe drinking water to millions in
Africa; and funded university scholarship to students around the world.

Winners of the 2014 Zayed Future Energy Prize, announced 20 January, include
ABB, Abellon CleanEnergy, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Wang
Chuanfu, the founder and chairman of BYD Co Ltd, the Chinese auto and battery
maker, and five high schools from across the globe.

Submissions and nominations will close on 14 July, 2014.

About the Zayed Future Energy Prize:

The Zayed Future Energy Prize embodies the vision  of the late founding father
of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who laid the foundation for
renewable energy and sustainability as part of his legacy in pioneering
sustainable development in the UAE. An annual award, the Prize is managed by
Masdar, on behalf of the Abu Dhabi government and seeks to award achievements
and innovation in the fields of renewable energy and sustainability, as well
as to educate and inspire future generations.

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