IREC today opens its call for nominees for its 2019 3iAwards – a prestigious annual national search for innovative people, projects and programs that promote and accelerate the sustainable growth of clean energy. The IREC 3iAwards honor innovation, ingenuity and inspiration from the nation’s best in both renewable energy and energy efficiency.
“For more than 25 years, IREC has recognized those who are developing new, creative approaches to clean energy,” said IREC Board Chair Larry Shirley. “With these awards, we recognize aspiring projects and visionaries who are unafraid to challenge the status quo with ambitious clean energy goals.”
For the second year, the 2019 Young Clean Energy Innovator of the Year award will recognize a promising high school or post-secondary student in any academic or entrepreneurial discipline whose innate talents, depth and quality of studies, research and vision or hands-on action are emblematic of the next generation of innovators relentlessly pursuing bold clean energy solutions.
Applications from or on behalf of extraordinary people, projects and programs in clean energy will be accepted online through May 31 in five categories:
- Community/Shared Renewables Project of the Year
- State and Local Government Initiative of the Year
- Regulatory Champion of the Year
- IREC Accredited Clean Energy Training Organization of the Year
- Young Clean Energy Innovator of the Year
All applications must be received online by May 31, 2019
The 2019 IREC 3iAward winners will be honored at Solar Power International in Salt Lake City, Utah in September, with the generous support of IREC’s corporate sponsors.