SolarSuperState Prize 2016
Prize winner states:
1. SolarSuperState Prize 2015 Category Wind: Kingdom of Denmark
1. SolarSuperState Prize 2016 Category Solar: Liechtenstein
In the SolarSuperState Competition 2016, the Kingdom of Denmark outperformed all other 196 sovereign states of the world. This can be seen in the SolarSuperState Ranking 2016 with the metric cumulative installed power per population. The sovereign state Kingdom of Denmark consists of the 3 countries Greenland, Faroer Islands and Denmark. The contribution of the country Denmark to the overall success of the state is above the average of the whole state.
In the SolarSuperState Competition 2016, Liechtenstein outdistances all other 196 states of the world in the category Solar. In 2016, Liechtenstein wins again a 1. SolarSuperState Prize in the category Solar.
On 30 June 2016 in Koeln, Germany, Stig Aagaard (Foreign ministry of Denmark) fetched the 1. SolarSuperState Prize 2016 in the category Wind for the Kingdom of Denmark. Juerg Senn (Ministry of economy of Liechtenstein) fetched the 1. SolarSuperState Prize 2016 in the category Solar for Liechtenstein.
Laudation 1. SolarSuperState Prize 2016 Category Wind for the Kingdom of Denmark:
The Kingdom of Denmark is a pioneer state for wind energy. The Danish success story started some 125 years ago with the first state funded wind
turbine for electricity production in Askow (1891). This early know-how was used later in the 20th century to develop the Danish concept of wind turbines
which is the globally dominating concept for wind energy. Often changing national wind energy policies during the last 40 years were sufficient to
establish and keep the world number one position in cumulative installed wind power per population since around 1980. At the end of the year 2015, Denmark ranks number one in the world with a cumulative installed wind power of some 880 Watt per capita. Therefore, the Kingdom of Denmark wins the 1. SolarSuperState Prize 2016 in the category Wind. Congratulations.
Laudation 1. SolarSuperState Prize 2016 Category Solar for Liechtenstein:
Liechtenstein politically pushed photovoltaics since 2008 by a national feed-in tariff law for renewable electricity (Energieeffizienzgesetz, EEG). This legal
framework encouraged private house owners to build photovoltaics on the rooftops of the houses. At the end of the year 2015, Liechtenstein ranks number
one in the world with a cumulative installed photovoltaic power of some 530 Watt per capita. Liechtenstein wins the 1. SolarSuperState Prize 2016 in the
category Solar. Congratulations.
The SolarSuperState Association wants to encourage with the SolarSuperState Prize all other states to change their attitude toward renewable energies and make even better renewable energy policies than the this year's SolarSuperState Prize winner states. The mid-term goal of the the SolarSuperState Competition initiating organization is at least 100 percent renewable electricity production within the national territory in an annual balance for all states of the world.