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pv magazine Awards

The pv magazine Awards are back to acknowledge the year’s most important innovations from across the solar and energy storage supply chains.


Once again in 2021, pv magazine is gathering together the biggest and most exciting innovations in the solar and storage industries. To select our Award winners, pv magazine has assembled expert juries with representatives from throughout the solar world.

Awards will be given in eight separate categories: Modules; Inverters; BoS; Battery Energy Storage Systems; Manufacturing; Sustainability; Publisher’s Pick and, new for 2020, Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS).

Selection criteria for pv magazine Annual Awards:

Efficacy of the solution: What problem does it solve for the industry? How well does it do this?
USP: How does the approach differ from other solutions in the same market segment? How effective do you believe it is?
Economic feasibility and market impact: How significant is the market impact and how does it contribute to reducing costs or improving quality in the solar/storage industries?

Highlights from each entry window have been published both online and in our print edition throughout the year.

Thank you to all of you, who logged in to meet the solar industry’s top innovators at our first Virtual Award Ceremony on January 21, 2021.

Please contact with any questions regarding our awards.

And the winners for the year 2020 are…

BESS: Jua, Barrel

A modular storage solution that enables various new business modules, the Jua Barrel also impressed with its focus on recyclable materials and potential for optimized shipping.

BOS: 5B, Maverick

Australia’s 5B impressed with its prefabricated “solar block,” bringing the potential to shakeup increasingly tracker-focused large-scale solar PV markets.

INVERTERS: SolarEdge Technologies, Energy Hub Inverter

Our jurors judged SolarEdge worthy of recognition for its efforts in pushing the smart-home concept further with its “prism” technology

MATERIALS: Jolywood, n-type TOPCon cell

As an early mover taking TOPCon technology to gigawatt scale, Jolywood is recognized for its exciting claims around cell performance in mass production.

MODULES: JinkoSolar, Tiger Module Series

Jinko’s tiling ribbon technology puts it ahead of the pack in a year dominated by high-density, large-format modules.

SUSTAINABILITY: Energetica Industries GmbH

With a “sustainability first” approach to module manufacturing, Austria’s Energetica is setting an example for the whole industry.


In 10 years, inverter manufacturer Growatt has rapidly developed into an international player, and its new GroHome series promises higher self-consumption and more optimizations for residential PV system owners.