The Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 is now just three weeks away and the shortlisted entrants have all been publicised.
Nearly 60 nominations have been shortlisted across the 12 public categories, the winners from which will be announced during the gala dinner ceremony at the Hilton Metropole Birmingham on Wednesday 4 October 2017.
The occasion, always one of the highlights of the UK solar calendar, will this year be hosted by TV personality and renowned renewables advocate Robert Llewellyn.
As we countdown to the ceremony, Solar Power Portal is to shine the spotlight on this year’s shortlisted nominations, and today we look at the Ground-mount Solar category.
The shortlisted entries are;
Antrim Solar Cluster – Lightsource
Briar Chemical Solar Farm – RenEnergy
Clayhill Solar Park – Anesco
Flintshire Land-fill Solar Project – Lark Energy
Lightsource has taken its well-founded expertise in UK solar to Northern Ireland to develop this project in Country Antrim, consisting of five separate solar farms with a total capacity of 32MW.
The projects share a single grid connection to make them financially viable in what Lightsource says is a first for the island of Ireland. The five arrays are linked to a single substation using a “daisy chain” method. They were built in association with H&MV, Biosar and NIE, using components from SMA, Trina, Mevaco and Schneider.
But will Lightsource’s ingenuity be enough to see it retain its crown in the field, or will one of its rivals in the ground-mounted space take the award? All will be revealed on 4 October 2017.
Tickets for the ceremony are available to purchase now, and include full access to the pre-ceremony drinks reception, black tie gala dinner, awards ceremony and evening entertainment. Tickets and table packages can be purchased online here or by contacting Sue Bradshaw.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available and include a VIP table for the evening. If you are interested in sponsoring a category at this year’s award, please contact Sue Bradshaw.