Solar Power Portal is delighted to today reveal the entries that have been shortlisted for this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards.

Our esteemed panel of judges poured over a record number of submissions for this year’s awards and has now narrowed the field to the below shortlist.

Winners of the prestigious awards will be announced during the gala dinner ceremony, which this year returns to the Hilton Metropole on the evening of Wednesday 4 October 2017. Our guest host for the evening is TV personality and clean energy advocate Robert Llewelllyn.

Those attending the Solar Power Portal Awards – now in its fifth year – will receive access to the pre-awards drinks reception, black tie gala dinner, the ceremony itself and evening entertainment.

Tickets and tables are now available to be purchased here, or by emailing Sue Bradshaw

BEST USE OF SOLAR IN A COMMUNITY/SOCIAL BENEFIT PROGRAMME

BBOXX and AERIS for work in Central and East Africa

Edinburgh Solar Co-op – Energy4All, Edinburgh Council, Emtec Energy

Empower Community Solar, Empower Peterborough and Drove Lane, and New Mains Solar CICs

Joju’s Big Community Summer – Joju Solar

Minvers Sports Hall Solar Rooftop – Nottingham City Council

South East London Community Energy – SELCE

 

COMMERCIAL ROOFTOP

Hart Leisure Centre – Photon

National College for High-Speed Rail – Photon

DPD Oldbury – EvoEnergy

Edinburgh Solar Co-op – Emtec Energy

Gloucester Cathedral – MyPower

ProDrive – Joju Solar

 

CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR

Emtec Energy

EvoEnergy

Joju Solar

Mypower

Photon Energy

SunGift Energy

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY & CSR PROGRAMME

Aldi UK Nationwide Solar

ICHNT Energy Efficiency Programme

London Metropolitan University

Spring Bank Farm

Wellacre Academy Sustainable Energy Education Project

 

RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENERGY STORAGE PROJECT

Broom Court Care Home – Blackwood Group, Emtec Energy & Scene Connect

Domestic Energy Storage & Control – UK Power Networks

South Mimms Project – Open Energi

Wendron Cricket Club – GreenGenUK

 

UTILITY-SCALE ENERGY STORAGE PROJECT

Co-located Energy Storage at 10 UK Solar farms – Anesco

Big Battery in Barrow – Centrica

Grid-connected Tesla Powerpacks - Camborne, Poweri Services, Tesla

 

FINANCE INNOVATION

£150 million Refinancing of Operation Portfolio of Solar Assets – NextEnergy Capital

Briar Chemicals Solar PPA – RenEnergy

Shotwick Solar Farm – Foresight Solar Fund

Solar Storm Financing - Simmons & Simmons

TRINE

 

GROUND-MOUNT SOLAR PROJECT

Antrim Solar Cluster – Lightsource

Briar Chemical Solar Farm – RenEnergy

Clayhill Solar Park – Anesco

Flintshire Land-fill Solar Project - Lark Energy

 

INTERNATIONAL SOLAR PROJECT

A Better City Collaborative Renewable Power Procurement, Boston - CustomerFirst Renewables

National Museum of Bermuda – Low Carbon

Photovoltaic Lease Model for German Private Households - MEP Werke GmbH

Jodphur District Solar Farm – Sterling & Wilson

 

O&M PROVIDER

Brighter Green Engineering

British Solar Renewables

Clean Solar Solutions

RES

 

PRODUCT INNOVATION

BYD B-BOX HV – BYD

Multicontainer Solar Plant – Mobile Solar Plants

Zappi – MyEnergi

Q.CELLS Q.PEAK Module – Hanwha Q Cells

TwinPeak 2 Technology – REC Solar

Sunplug – Lightsource/EDF

 

RESIDENTIAL SOLAR PROJECT

Charis Holt – Spirit Solar

Dry Creek House - Naked Solar

Lochside House, Northwest Highlands – AES Solar

Empower Community Solar Deployment – Empower Community

Heritage Homes’ Zero Carbon Development – SunGift Energy

Shawm House – Advanced Renewable Power