Achievement through Action Award - in memory of Christopher A. Weeks

This award honours important contributions to the harnessing of solar energy for practical use or a new concept, development or product for the same purpose. Receipts can be individuals, groups or corporate bodies. It has been presented since 1983 and the award includes a certificate and a cash prize derived from funds donated by Mrs. Marta Weeks, a long-time supporter of ISES and Platinum Member. 

Call for nominations - 2017

The Award is made to an individual, a group, or a corporate body that has made an important contribution to the harnessing of solar energy for practical use or is proposing a new concept, development or product for the same purpose. More than one award may be made in each two-year period - or no award made if the Awards Committee feels that the nominations are not up to an acceptable standard. The award is not limited to members of ISES. 

The closing date for the receipt of nominations is the 30th May 2017. Please fill out the nomination form and return it to director@ises.org

2015 Recipient



This award is given to Prof. Klaus Vajen and his research group at the Institute of Thermal Energy Engineering, University of Kassel. The focus of his group’s scientific work is on solar thermal, thermal energy systems, sorption processes and energy efficiency in buildings. In the context of R & D projects, Prof. Vajen and his group maintains approximately 50 on-going international co-operative projects.

2013 Recipient

In 2013, Dr. Larry Kazmerski is being honoured for his work as a leading researcher in the field of photovoltaics and his work at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in the U.S.A. He is receiving the award for his lifelong contributions in accelerating PV research, development and deployment around the world. He is recognized for his dedication and leadership.