Entries are now open for this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards 2017.

Now in its fifth successive year, the SPP Awards 2017 will recognise the best and the brightest of the UK’s clean energy sector and celebrate their achievements. 

The event will take place on the evening of Wednesday 4 October 2017 and will return to the Hilton Metropole NEC, coinciding with Solar Media’s annual exhibition.

And we’ve a host of new, returning and revised categories for this year’s event.

This year’s categories include;

  • Residential rooftop solar PV
  • Commercial rooftop solar PV
  • Ground-mount solar PV
  • Best use of solar in a community/social benefit project
  • International solar project – RETURNS
  • Energy storage project
  • Energy efficiency and corporate sustainability programme – RETURNS
  • Product innovation
  • Finance innovation
  • Clean transport scheme – NEW
  • Contractor of the year
  • O&M provider of the year – NEW
  • Outstanding achievement

All eligibility criteria for each of our 13 awards can be found on our dedicated awards site, found here.

The nominations process is simple and straightforward. Details on how to enter this year’s awards can be found on the awards page or by clicking straight through to the nominations portal here.

After creating a ‘new user’ account, you will be prompted to select which categories you wish to enter and the details needed to complete each entry. There is no limit to the number of categories you can enter, however each submission will be judged against strict eligibility criteria.  

This year we’ve given you more time than ever to complete your entries. Nominations will close at midnight on 31 May 2017, followed by a judging process which will take place throughout June.

Shortlists for each category will be published shortly afterwards and, as ever, shortlisted entries will receive two free tickets to October’s ceremony which will include a gala dinner and evening entertainment.

Details concerning the awards judging panel and the host for the evening are to be released in the coming weeks.