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 Community Solar Installation of the Year category, sponsored by British Solar Renewables.


The shortlisted entries are;

  • Cletwr Café, Wales – Cambridge Solar
  • Tamar Energy Community/Tesco – SunGift Energy
  • The Sustainable City – City Solar AE
  • Off-Grid, Community-Owned Distributed Generation Systems in East Sumba – PROINSO/PT Surya Energi Indotama

SunGift collaborated with both Tamar Energy Community and Tesco Stores in Callington saw the delivery of a 33.75kW, fully serviced rooftop solar system that has retained its community ownership. It’s Tesco’s first community-owned solar system in the UK, and its first onsite renewable generator back by a power purchase agreement. 

But is the collaborative effort enough to see SunGift Energy take the community solar crown for 2018? 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