Nominations for this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards, sponsored by Trina Solar, 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.


Residential Solar PV

The domestic residential market has been significantly beset, if not undermined, by the government’s feed-in tariff reset and deployment is now some 80% lower than what they were last year. But while the volume might have decreased, the same cannot be said for the quality and there remains a considerable number of high-quality, perfectly-matched solar systems being installed by installers in the UK, all of which should be nominated here.


Last year’s winner

While there was no category for an individual residential installation last year, the prestigious installer of the year award went to Solarsense, which impressed the judging panel for conducting its business to the highest possible standard. Joju Solar, a mainstay of the UK solar industry, was highly commended by the judges.


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

  • Click where prompted to nominate
  • 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
  • Log in to your online account and under the submissions tab, click “add new”
  • Select your required category from the drop down box, and go through the process by following the simple steps
  • 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.