SolarPower Europe wins European Association of the Year

11 June 2024

SolarPower Europe won ‘European Association of the Year’ and ‘Best Association Podcast’ at the International & European Association Success Awards during the Associations World Congress held in Graz, Austria.

“Today the sun shines on SolarPower Europe. We’re thrilled to win European Association of the Year and Best Association Podcast at this year’s International & European Association Success Awards. This is a wonderful recognition of the collaborative efforts with our members, team and other stakeholders to take solar power to new heights in Europe and beyond.” 


– Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO, SolarPower Europe.


“It is great to see this recognition of SolarPower Europe's exceptional efforts and contributions to the solar sector. Recent years have been transformative for European energy, and through its work, SolarPower Europe has been supporting the continent's energy transition and efforts to get off Russian gas. With the support of our team and members, this award reinforces our drive to lead the energy transition to 2030 and beyond.” 


– Aristotelis Chantavas, President, SolarPower Europe.


The Association Success Awards Series is hosted by the Association of Association Executives, and aims to raise the profile of associations, their executives and projects, and gives them the recognition for their effort and success.


On winning European Association of the year, the judges said: “SolarPower Europe's mission is to make solar energy the leading power source in Europe by 2030. With remarkable revenue growth, influential contributions to European legislation, exceptional events, impressive communication outreach, and dedicated member services, SolarPower Europe is accomplishing extraordinary feats!”


SolarPower Europe’s Shine On Policycast, a podcast covering EU policy updates relevant to solar, was awarded Best Association Podcast, with the judges stating:


“You made a memorable, engaging and interesting podcast on a topic that can otherwise come across as difficult and dry. Good idea to let team members shine who are experts in their area. Human-centric and fun approach. Well done on an extremely well executed project and a successful podcast series!”


SolarPower Europe was also shortlisted for the award Best Long-standing Event, Under 1000 participants, for our flagship event, the SolarPower Summit. Following the awards ceremony, the SolarPower Europe team presented our projects to association executives during the ‘Success Stories’ session at the Associations World Congress.

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