MESIA Solar Awards 2021

The Middle East Solar Awards is the industry’s premier awards ceremony. This annual event, now in its ninth edition, serves as a platform to recognize and celebrate exceptional talent and achievements in the MENA solar market. There are 11 awards categories and the application process is open to everyone.

THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE May 25th, 2021 

THE ADDRESS BEACH HOTEL AND RESORT, DUBAI, UAE

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The Jury:

This year we counted 8 independent jury members coming from the entire region. Discover the biography of each jury members at the bottom of the page. Select the appropriate year and then the jury tab.

Selection Process
8 judges, drawn from across the industry, evaluated each of the free to enter applications and selected the winner for each of the 11 categories.

Award Categories

  • UTILITY SCALE SOLAR PROJECT OF THE YEAR (Must be located in the MENA region / Financial close in 2020 / Must be grid-connected / Must have National utility as offtaker)
  • COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL SOLAR PROJECT OF THE YEAR(Must be located in the MENA region / Financial close in 2020 / Must be for own consumption of non-residential private offtaker) 
  • RESIDENTIAL SOLAR PROJECT OF THE YEAR(Must be located in the MENA region / Single Solar system for residential off-taker or group of independent residential off-takers / Project may include solar only, solar+storage or any other hybrid system / Project may be grid-connected or stand-alone )
  • REGIONAL COMPANY (EPC, MANUFACTURER, DEVELOPER,…) OF THE YEAR(Must be headquartered in the MENA region)
  • FINANCIAL ADVISOR /CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR(Must present one project located in MENA / Advisory service must have taken place between November 2019 and January 2021)
  • LEGAL ADVISOR / CONSULTANT OF THE YEARMust present one project located in MENA region / Advisory service must have taken place between November 2019 and January 2021)
  • SOLAR ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEARThe business must be headquartered in MENA region
  • WOMAN IN SOLAR OF THE YEARMust be based in the MENA region
  • SOLAR INNOVATION (SYSTEM, PRODUCT OR SERVICE) OF THE YEAR
  • SOLAR ENERGY PICTURE OF THE YEAR- Must be captured in the MENA region and taken during 2020 or 2021

Submissions will reopen in September for our next  award ceremony taking place  January 18th, 2022 at The Loft, during the World Future Energy Summit. Join us there!