2013 SHC Solar Award recipient Drake Landing Company 
with Doug McClanahan and Werner Weiss, SHC Programme Chair

For over 30 years, the International Energy Agency's Solar Heating & Cooling (SHC) Programme has worked to expand the use of solar energy for heating and cooling. The SHC SOLAR AWARD celebrates the work of those committed to increase the expansion of this renewable energy source.

The winner of the SHC SOLAR AWARD will receive a trophy and diploma to recognize their outstanding contributions in the solar field with connections to work of the Solar Heating & Cooling Implementing Agreement.


Past Award Winners

  • 2013 SHC Solar Award
    Drake Landing Company – 52 homes heated with 98% solar
  • 2012 SHC Solar Award
    Dr. Frederick H. Morse
  • 2010 SHC Solar Award 
    ​Helmut Jäger, founder and general manager of Solvis Energyiesysteme GmbH
  • 2008 SHC Solar Award
    Professor Manuel Collares Pereira, founder and R&D Director of AO SOL, Energias Renováveis, S.A. and professor at the Technical University of Lisbon
  • 2006 SHC Solar Award 
    Dr. Volker Wittwer, Deputy Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg, Germany
  • 2005 SHC Solar Award 
    Dr. Jan-Olof Dalenbäck, Professor at the Chalmers University in Sweden
  • 2004 SHC Solar Award 
    Professor William Beckman, Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin
  • 2003 SHC Solar Award 
    Torben Esbensen of Esbensen Consultants A/S, Denmark