Solar Media can today reveal the entries that have been shortlisted for this year’s Solar Power Portal and Clean Energy Awards, sponsored by Trina Solar.

Nearly 150 entries were received across 12 categories, creating a packed, highly-competitive field. Our esteemed panel of judges have been deliberating over the entries since the deadline closed and have narrowed the field down to the below shortlist.

The projects represent the best and brightest developments from the renewable energy sector over the last year, and include installations in the fields of solar, storage, energy management and renewable heat.

The winners will be announced at this year’s awards ceremony, hosted at Birmingham NEC’s Hilton Metropole on 5 October 2016 and presented by stand up comedian Jimmy Carr.

Tickets for the ceremony are now available and can be purchased online here, or by contacting [email protected].

Solar Media would like to congratulate those shortlisted and wish them the best of the luck for the night, and commiserate those unsuccessful this year.


Clean Energy Financial Innovation

Mongoose Energy – Community Energy

Solar Advanced Systems – Renewable Incentive Operating Scheme (RIOS) 

The M&S Energy Society 

Abundance Investments – The Abundance ISA


Clean Energy Product Innovation

The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Solar – PV_Live 

sonnenBatterie – eco 8 

Above Surveying – SolarGain 

Open Energi – Dynamic Demand 

Solar Slate Plate – Solar Slate Plate roof hooks 

Enphase – The Enphase Storage System/AC Battery 

LG Electronics UK – LG NeON 2 BiFacial 

Solfit – The Solfit Top Loader


Commercial Energy Management Project

British Solar Renewables – Swindon Solar Farm 

Nottingham City Council – Wollaston Hall 

British Solar Renewables – Shotwick Solar Farm


Commercial Energy Storage Project

Smart Power Systems – TESAM Energy Storage, Peterborough 

redT energy – 5kW/40kWh Vanadium Redox Flow Battery install 

Arbarr Energy Storage – Power Silo Installation 

Your Group – Lapubesi, Nepal


Commercial PV Project

Your Group – DPD, Hinckley

Spirit Solar – Sparsholt and Andover College 

SunGift Solar – Exeter City Council solar carports 

EvoEnergy – Lyreco, Telford Power Services – 


Joju Solar – Orchard Field Community School 

Geo Green Power – Green House 

SEGRO/EvoEnergy/Syzygy Renewables – Navigation Park


Commercial Renewable Heat Project

OHM Energy – Ashdown Forest

Finn Geotherm – RAGT Seeds

Green Fox – Hinckley Academy

Energy Guru – SharperSun Industrial Process Heating 


Community Benefit Project

WPD – Sola Bristol community energy storage project 

Green Fox – Hinckley Academy 

Conergy UK – Thorne Solar Park 

OggaDoon – Bristol Energy Cooperative


Large-scale Energy Storage Project

UK Power Networks – Leighton Buzzard

Highview Power Storage – Pilsworth Power Plant 

Win Inertia – Rankin Project


Large-scale PV Project

PS Renewables – Eveley Solar Farm

British Solar Renewables – Swindon Solar Farm 

Solar Advanced Systems – Ingarsby Lane 

Lightsource – Queen Elizabeth II Floating Solar Array 

Abundance Investments – Swindon Common Solar Farm 

British Solar Renewables – Shotwick Solar Farm


Residential Energy Management Project

Sunamp – Eastheat

Nottingham Energy Partnership – Sungain Battery Bank T4 Sustainability

The Phoenix Works – Rusholme Project 

Energy Projects Plus – Cheshire Battery Storage 

Joju Solar – 240 Sandridge Road


Residential PV Project

The Phoenix Works – Dr Gunn Project

Stratford Energy Solutions – Sycamore House 

Spirit Solar – Marwell Zoo Rhino House 

GB-Sol – Swinestead Lane 

Solar Kingdom – The Unpromising House


Residential Energy Storage Project

Sunamp – Eastheat

WPD/Bristol City Council – Sola Bristol

East Green Energy Limited – Retrofit AC Coupled Tesla Powerwall 

Energy Projects Plus – Battery Storage in Cheshire 

Powervault – Using second life batteries from electric vehicles