The $4 million Zayed Future Energy Prize, which was awarded to wind turbine manufacturer Vestas last year, has opened for nominations for 2012.
The prize, which is awarded by renewable energy developer Masdar in honour of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, recognizes ‘innovation, leadership, long-term vision and impact’ in renewable energy and sustainability in three categories: SMEs and NGOs, large corporations and individuals.
The winners of the SME/NGO category get $1.5 million, with the first runner up receiving $1 million and the second runner up $500,000. The individual winner of the lifetime achievement award also receives $500,000.
The winner of the large corporation category, which counts Toyota as a past winner for the Prius, receives a ‘special recognition award’.
For the first time, the 2012 competition will include a $500,000 category for ‘international high school education’.
The call for nominations will be open until August 22, with the winners announced in Abu Dhabi in January 2012.
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Vestas shares $1.5 million Zayed Future Energy Prize with other winners (19-Jan)
01 June 2011