Voting has commenced for the CSP Today USA Awards

CSP Today is delighted to announce the voting has commenced for the 2nd CSP Today USA Awards, taking place June 28 in Las Vegas. The awards precede the CSP TODAY USA 2011 Conference and Exhibition which takes place on June 29-30, also in Las Vegas. Voting will be open until May 24th at 6pm EST.

Following several weeks of nominations, industry executives can now cast their votes on which companies they would like to see win the prestigious award:

All executives for the CSP industry are invited to participate in the voting which will be open until Tuesday 24th at 6pm EST. The three highest scoring companies per award will be declared as finalists. All the finalists will be assessed by the Panel of Judges of the CSP Today Awards who are long term industry experts: David Kearney from Kearny Associates, Mark Mehos from NREL, Tom Mancini from Sandia Labs, Tex Wilkins from the DoE CSP program, Gilbert Cohen from Eliasol and Ken Anderson from Cogentrix.

The winners selected by the panel of judges from the 3 finalists in each category will be revealed at the CSP Today Awards Ceremony taking place on June 28th at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.

The nominations for the CSP TODAY USA Awards are as follows:

1. Commercialized Technology Innovation of the year
• Infinia
• BrightSource Energy
• Heliofocus
• Solar Trust of America
• Siemens
• Torresol Energy

2. Increased dispatchability Solution of the year
• Abengoa for Solana
• Torresol for Gemasolar
• Next Era for FPL Martn Next Generation
• Solar Reserve
• Solar Trust of America for Blythe
• Sun to Market Solutions
• Wizard Power (Australia)

3. Newcomer of the year

• Mithras Holding
• Gossamer Space Frames
• EnviroMission
• Wilson Solar Power
• Halotechnics

4. Best CSP Integration of the year
• NextEra Energy
• BrightSource Energy
• Renewable Power Solutions
• Solar Trust of America
• Siemens STE

5. CSP Technological Supplier of the year

• Foster Wheeler
• PQ4
• Flagsol
• Siemens
• Aalborg
• SkyFuel
• Gossamer Space Frames
• Hydro
• GE

6. CSP Engineering Firm of the Year
• Black and Veath
• BrightSource Energy
• Eliasol Energy
• Flagsol
• Abener

7. EPC Contractor of the year
• Betchtel
• Fluor
• Lauren
• Abener

8. Most effective Environmental Stewership of the year

• BrightSource Energy
• Abengoa
• Solar Reserve
• Solar Trust of America
• NextEra

To cast your vote, simply go to

The CSP Today Awards have been operating in the USA and Europe since 2009. For the winners and nominees during these years, the awards provide recognition for those going the extra mile in the CSP industry. They are designed to recognize and to reflect the hard work, talent and potential in bringing to fruition real products and real advances in CSP.

In addition, the awards ceremony itself is a unique opportunity for the industry to gather, celebrate and highlight the achievements of the past year. CSP Today therefore has encouraged contributions across the industry and across all markets of the world.

For more information about the event, to vote and register attendance for the conference and/or awards, please go to:

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