Horizon Prize - Low carbon energy inducement prizes 2016 - Photovoltaics meets history H2020-LCE-PRIZES-2016-02 Closed!


This inducement prize will reward a European protected historic urban district that has perfectly integrated in its buildings a photovoltaic system to generate and supply electricity for its own consumption. In this context the photovoltaic system includes all the necessary components to supply power within a district.

The prize will induce the integration of new photovoltaic systems in protected historic urban districts. It will also foster the development of the best suitable architectural and aesthetic design in combination with optimal technical solutions delivering the least visible impact and a minimal intrusion to the structure of the buildings. The prize aims as well to mobilise and enhance private and public investment for replication of similar solutions in Europe.


The prize will be awarded, after closure of the contest, to the entry that in the opinion of the jury demonstrates a solution that best addresses the following cumulative criteria:

  1. A new Building integrated photovoltaic system  (maximum 20 points)
  2. High  quality  architectural  and  aesthetic  design  with  minimal/no-invasive  impact  on premises  (maximum 20 points)
  3. Reliability, easy maintenance and safety of operation (maximum 20 points)
  4. Low  operation  and  maintenance  costs,  energy  savings,  CO2  emission  reduction  (maximum 20 points):
  5. Involvement of public  (maximum 10 points)
  6. Scalability  and  adaptation  to  different  locations  and  different  types  of  buildings (maximum 10 points)

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 0,75 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 26 September 2018 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Contest rules (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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