AFSIA and Africa Energy Forum celebrate winners in 13 categories during the AFSIA Solar Awards 2022
27 Jun 2022

The 3rd edition of the AFSIA Solar Awards 2022, once again organized in collaboration with the Africa Energy Forum, ended in a magnificent event live on June 23rd. The winners of the 13 categories were revealed and recognized during this occasion.

Over the last few months, more than 130 entries from all over the continent were submitted in various categories. The Jury, which included some of Africa’s top solar energy experts, thoroughly reviewed and analyzed each entry in order to select the most deserving companies and individuals to receive the ultimate prize at the awards ceremony.

The most contested title among the 13 categories in the competition this year is the “C&I Project of the Year” reflecting the increased activity of those segments of the African solar industry.

This demonstrates the continent’s solar industry’s very positive trend of growth.


Category Winner Achievement
Utility Scale Project of the year InfraCo Africa & JCM Power The Golomoti 20MWac PV project by InfraCo Africa & JCM Power
Commercial & Industrial Solar Project of the year W. Giertsen Energy Solutions The 1.7 MWp Solar Grid Tie system solution for the Tea and Flower Industry by W. Giertsen Energy Solutions
Mini Grid Project of the year Nuru The 2 solar-hybrid mini-grids of 338 kWp in Tadu and Faradje
Solar Home System Company of the year ENGIE Energy Access for its SHS business integration and MySol rebranding of 9 markets in Sub-Saharan Africa impacting more than 7M people in less than 2 years
Productive Use Application of the year Solektra Rwanda The SunMoksha’s IoT and cloud based Smart AQUAnet’s system is designed to help small and marginal farmers operate a shared irrigation system/resource
Solar innovation of the year GreenBox The 100% solar-powered walk-in cold rooms reducing food waste by 80%
Video of the year CrossBoundary Energy
Deal/Financing program of the year SunFunder The new $500M Gigaton Empowerment Fund
Solar entrepreneur/SME of the year USAFI GREEN ENERGY Its partnership with Allsolla to provide solar-powered computers that comes with 4 extra bulb and free network for the kakuma refugees camp
African solar company of the year CrossBoundary Energy Currently operating the largest portfolio of RE PPAs in Africa at ~120 MWp of solar generational capacity, ~40 MWh of storage capacity
Advisor / Consultant of the year (Financial/Legal/Technical) Harmattan Renewables The Oya project, the biggest hybrid project (Solar and wind with battery) in Africa.
Picture of the year Distributed Power Africa
Life-time achievement award Manoj Sinha CEO of Husk Power


An exceptional and global platform

The awards ceremony was organized in collaboration with the aef (Africa Energy Forum) and was conducted live in Brussels.

aef is the marquis event of the African energy industry and has been uniting governments, utilities and regulators with development finance institutions, commercial banks, power developers, technology providers, EPCs and professional services over the last 23 years. This year, aef took place in Brussels from June 21 until June 24.

AFSIA pleased to be part of this prestigious event and to reveal the laureates during the live ceremony on the 23rd of June with the support of global industry leaders such as LONGi, and Afrik21.

Meet the jury

Applications for the AFSIA Solar Awards were reviewed by some of the top experts in the African solar industry. They independently assessed each application and nominated the outstanding ones in each category.

This year the jury is made of Nicole Mukwindi Uwineza, President of POWERHer, Anita Otubu, Head of the Nigeria Electrification Project at the Rural Electrification Agency Nigeria, Isabel Cancela de Abreu, Executive Director at ALER, Dr. Mohamed Alhaj, Founder of Clean Energy 4 Africa, Lawrence Lin, Beyond the Grid Advisor for Power Africa, Jean Marie Takouleu, Editor-in-Chief at Afrik21, Max Hall, Reporter at pv magazine and Ruchi Soni, Program Manager at SEforALL.