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 always competitive Residential Rooftop PV Project category.

The shortlisted entries are;

  • Roborough Eco Town – Photon Energy
  • Oat Errish Farm – EvoEnergy/GB Sol
  • The Chasse, Topsham – SunGift Energy
  • Hobmoor Terrace – The Phoenix Works

Commissioned on behalf of Institution of Mechanical Engineers chief executive Stephen Tetlow, EvoEnergy partnered with GBSol to install solar on this striking home.

The unique shape of the structure required bespoke panels that are diamond shaped and flex on two axes. Meanwhile traditional fixings could not be used due to the building’s compound membrane roof, meaning that bespoke integrated fixing points had to be designed to fit around green oak slats.

The system has a total generation capacity of 5.337kWp, with the all black panels estimated to provide the building with 4,551kWh of power each year. Excess generation is also diverted via an Immersun controller, maximising self-consumption.

But will the project’s undoubted innovations and stunning design be enough to set it from the chasing pack?  

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