Poul la Cour Prize
Poul la Cour (1846-1908) was a Danish physicist, meteorologist, inventor and folk high school teacher. Today la Cour is especially recognized for his early work on wind power, both experimental work on aerodynamics and practical implementation of wind power plants.
The Poul la Cour Prizewinners are nominated and chosen by a committee and EWEA and awarded for their outstanding achievements in the field of wind energy.
2013 Professor Arthouros Zervos
EWEA President (2001 - 2013)
2012 Christian Nath
German classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL).
2011 Heinrik Stiesdal
Chief Technology Officer at Siemens Wind Power.
2010 Ian Mays
CEO and founder of RES, one of the foremost contributors to the development of wind energy on the international stage.
2009 Mechtild Rothe
MEP, for her commitment to promoting renewable energy in Europe
2008 Jos Beurskens
Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) - for his outstanding achievements and many years’ service in the field of wind energy
2007 Erik Lundtang Petersen
Risø - in honour of outstanding achievements in wind energy and for his scientific integrity
2006 Andrew Garrad
Garrad Hassan - for outstanding personal achievement in wind energy
2004 Esteban Morras
EHN - for establishing EHN as one of the leading renewable energy developers in the world
2003 Wolfgang Palz
EC - for his work at the European Commission
for their co-operative organisation structure
1999 Søren Krohn
Danish Wind Industry Association - for www.windpower.org
1995 Aloys Wobben
for the gearless ENERCON turbine
1993 Erik Grove Nielsen
for pioneering blade design