Nominations for this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards are currently open. Returning for its fourth consecutive year, the Solar Power Portal Awards will take place on 5 October during the Clean Energy Live exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC.

This year’s ceremony, sponsored by Trina Solar, will be co-located with the inaugural Clean Energy Awards, and no fewer than 19 trophies will be handed out during an evening hosted by stand-up comedian Jimmy Carr.

In the run up to the 30 June nominations deadline, Solar Power Portal is taking a closer look at each of this year’s categories.


Large-scale Solar PV

Large-scale solar enjoyed a landmark year in 2015 and while 2016 stands to be somewhat quieter, there is still a sizeable capacity of ground-mount solar expected to be deployed by a wide and diverse market of developers and contractors. Most of this will have already have been completed given March’s 1.3 ROC deadline and there have no doubt been a large number of interesting and innovative projects completed.


Last year’s winner

Last year’s best ground-mounted solar project over 5MW in size was the Manor Farm project in Verwood, developed by Solstice Renewables. The 20.8MW project was completed on low agricultural grade land and comprised a number of biodiversity and ecological benefits. The judges also praised the community end educational benefit funds which were established as part of its development.


Enter now

Do you have a project that you want to shout about? Enter your project now for the 2016 Solar Power Portal Awards.


How to Enter – 5 Easy Steps

  1. Click where prompted to nominate
  2. Create a profile by clicking ‘Login’ in the navigation bar, and inputting all the required information. Once logged in, you will be able to see information on all this year’s categories and judging criteria
  3. Log in to your online account and under the submissions tab, click “add new”
  4. Select your required category from the drop down box, and go through the process by following the simple steps
  5. You can add the names of associated applicants and save a submission to be continued later. Once complete, click “save and submit”.

The Awards dinner will be held on Wednesday 5th October 2016 at the Hilton Metropole NEC. Tickets can be booked by contacting Stuart Bradshaw.