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 Commercial Rooftop Solar Project category, sponsored by JA Solar.

The shortlisted entries are;

  • Port of Immingham – Custom Solar
  • BBC Wales New Broadcast HQ – Dulas
  • Guernsey Electricity – The Little Green Energy Company
  • Great St. Mary’s Church, Cambridge – Cambridge Solar
  • White Rose and Trinity Shopping Centres, Leeds – EvoEnergy
  • Doncaster Rovers Keepmoat Stadium – Eden Sustainable
  • University of Sussex Retrofit – SAS Energy

Dulas installed a 120kWp rooftop solar system on the roof of BBC Wales’ new broadcasting HQ in Cardiff, a £100 million development completed in January this year. The system is expected to make a significant contribution to the broadcaster’s environmental ambitions.

Configuration of the solar array was made difficult however by the amount of available roof space, which was split across several different areas. The install therefore required a complex layout that maximised energy generation, but also a new type of inverter – SMA’s Sunny Tripower Core1 – used for the first time in the UK in this project.

An innovative project completed over the course of four weeks, but will it see Dulas take home the Commercial Rooftop Solar award for 2018? Or will one of its competitors in a packed field be victorious instead? All will be revealed at the Solar Power Portal and Energy-Storage.News Awards 2018.

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