ISES Global Leadership Award in Advancing Solar Energy Policy - in honour of Hermann Scheer

In recognition of the late Dr. Hermann Scheer (1944-2010), this award was introduced and presented for the first time in 2011 to pay tribute to the solar hero whose enourmous contribution and vocal political commitment to solar energy were so effective in bringing about energy changes globally. The award is presented to a person who has made significant contributions to the advancement of solar energy policy.

2015 Recipient

The 2015 award goes is presented to Prof. Shi Dinghuan. Prof. Shi Dinghuan, former Secretary General of the China’s Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST), is now Energy Counselor to the State Council and Chairman of the Chinese Renewable Energy Society. Professor Shi has contributed to the formulation of technology programs and the implementation of key technology projects in a number of China’s recent “Five-Year-Plans”. Globally, Professor Shi has been a leader and respected spokesman for clean energy policy and technology programs.

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2013 Recipient

The 2013 recipient is Michael Eckhart for his work in establishing the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) on the incentive of Hermann Scheer to group together all major interests in renewable energies in the U.S.A. and for his work in developing its global leadership. He was the founding president of ACORE until 2011 and is now the Managing Director and Global Head of Environmental Finance and Sustainability at Citigroup in New York.