Nominations for 2015’s Solar Power Portal Awards are currently open. Returning for its third year, the Solar Power Portal Awards will take place on 13 October, the first evening of the sixth Solar Energy UK exhibition in Birmingham.

In the run up to the 29 June nominations deadline, Solar Power Portal is taking a closer look at each of this year’s categories.

Apprentice of the year

A new category for this year, the apprentice of the year award has been designed to recognise those new to the solar sector. Awarded to an apprentice who has gone above and beyond to learn about the solar industry during an apprenticeship, the judges will be looking for exemplary candidates who have made a sizeable contribution to a company.

The UK solar industry has experienced astonishing growth since the introduction of the feed-in tariff, solidifying itself as Europe’s most important market this year. The continued success of the UK solar industry will depend on talented and passionate young people choosing solar as a profession. Framed in the wider context of climate change mitigation, the importance of a successful UK solar industry cannot be underplayed.

Enter now

Have you had a superstar apprentice that deserves our recognition? Enter now for the 2015 Solar Power Portal Awards:

How to enter – 5 easy steps

  1. Click Submit your nomination

  2. Register and verify your account

  3. Login and click Submit a new nomination

  4. Select the category you would like to enter and provide additional details along with a summary of your project (limited to 5,500 characters)

  5. Submit additional nominations for other categories or projects by clicking Submit a new nomination

Shortlisted nominations will be notified by 31 July 2015 and will be asked to provide further information about their entry.