The Solar Power Portal and Energy Storage News Awards 2018 is now just a matter of weeks away and our respective shortlists have been made public.

More than 70 projects and companies have been shortlisted across this year’s 15 public categories, with the winners set to be crowned during the gala dinner ceremony at the Hilton Metropole Birmingham on Wednesday 17 October 2018. 

This year’s ceremony will be hosted by esteemed architect and TV personality George Clarke, with around 600 industry professionals set to attend.

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 C&I Storage Project category.

The shortlisted entries are;

  • Lyreco – EvoEnergy
  • IMP’s Electricity Cost Neutral Building – IMP
  • Shell UK Low Carbon Petro Stations – Emtec Energy
  • Plessey 2MW Behind the Meter Battery – Kiwi Power, Amber Infrastructure

Shell UK asked Emtec Energy to provide energy efficiency solutions to two new petrol filling stations, culminating in the installation of voltage optimisation, solar PV and battery storage technologies.

95kWp of rooftop solar was installed across Shell Horsham and Shell Poolbridge, using three Fronius Symo inverters each which work alongside sonnen batteries, with 30kWh of storage installed at each site. The systems are expected to save Shell more than £230,000 over their lifetime.

Furthermore, the systems will support the use of on-site EV chargers, particularly during periods of peak demand, as Shell ramps up its electric vehicle charging initiative.

An innovative project, and one which looks set to guide Shell’s deployment of C&I storage in the UK in the future, but is it enough for Emtec Energy to take home the C&I Storage Project of the Year award? All will be revealed on Wednesday 17 October.

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 our marketing team