A novel blade design for wind turbines or an advanced solar storage system – since 2012 the Renewable Energy Hamburg Cluster has been honouring outstanding innovations in the field of green technology with the “German Renewables Award”. The award is recognising efforts made in the categories of “Project of the Year”, “Product Innovation of the Year” and “Lifetime Achievement”. Decisions are taken by an independent jury consisting of eight highly qualified experts from the industry and the scientific community. With the application period closed on 30 May, the winners of the “German Renewables Award” will be presented at the “Wind Energy Hamburg 2014” trade fair on 23 September 2014. The prize includes a trophy and one year of free admission to all EEHH events. The “Student work of the year wind energy” category honours the best year’s Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. thesis with 5,000 euros.