SolarSuperState Prize 2015
Prize winner states:
1. SolarSuperState Prize 2015 Category Solar: Liechtenstein
2. SolarSuperState Prize 2015 Category Solar: Germany
3. SolarSuperState Prize 2015 Category Solar: Italy
1. SolarSuperState Prize 2015 Category Wind: Kingdom of Denmark
In the SolarSuperState Competition 2015, the Kingdom of Denmark outperformed all other 196 sovereign states of the world. This can be seen in the SolarSuperState Ranking 2015 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 2015, Liechtenstein, Germany and Italy outdistance all other 194 states of the world in the category Solar. Germany and Liechtenstein change their places compared to 2014. In 2015, Liechtenstein wins for the first time a 1. SolarSuperState Prize in the category Solar. Germany wins the 2. and Italy the 3. SolarSuperState Prize 2015 in the category Solar.
On 29 June 2015 in Vaduz, Juerg Senn (Energiefachstelle Liechtenstein) and Wendelin Lampert (Landtagsabgeordneter Liechtenstein) fetched the 1. SolarSuperState Prize 2015 in the category Solar for Liechtenstein, Josef Kerler (Buergermeister Eppishausen) the 2. SolarSuperState Prize 2015 in the category Solar for Germany, Dr. Karl Bernhart (Buergermeister Prad am Stilfserjoch) the 3. SolarSuperState Prize 2015 in the category Solar for Italy and Erik Flyvholm (Borgmester Lemvig) the 1. SolarSuperState Prize 2015 in the category Wind for the Kingdom of Denmark.
The foundation of all Prizes 2015 had been a good national renewable energy policies for several years in the case of Liechtenstein and Italy and for several decades in the case of the Kingdom of Denmark and Germany. The attitude of politicians toward renewable energies makes the difference: Mr. Flyvholm considers as Danish politician wind energy as raw material for the local economy. This attitude is still scarce among politicians outside of Denmark.
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. Several states have realistic chances in conquering the third rank in the SolarSuperState Ranking 2016 in one of the 2 categories Wind and Solar. A third SolarSuperState Rank qualifies for a SolarSuperState Prize. Even from a position outside the global top ten states in the SolarSuperState Ranking, it is possible for dynamic states to reach rank 3 within 1 year. 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.