Photon Energy scooped the coveted Contractor of the Year gong at last night’s Solar & Storage Awards as the Solar Trade Association’s Leonie Greene was recognised for her contribution to the UK solar sector.

In winning the Contractor of the Year, Photon broke EvoEnergy’s winning streak and finally picked up the prize having been highly commended in the category in the past.

A total of 11 awards were handed out at the event, hosted by comedian Zoe Lyons and held at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham.

Other big winners on the night included Centrica, who won the Smart Energy Award for its local energy trial in Cornwall, and BayWa r.e. which was crowned as O&M Provider of the Year.


A full list of winners is as follows;


Contractor of the Year

Photon Energy


O&M Provider

BayWa r.e.


The Alan Clark Award for Local or Community Energy

Wind & Sun – Fair Isle & Canna Community Electrification


Solar and/or Storage Product Innovation

Myenergi – Zappi

Highly commended: SolFit


Residential Solar and/or Storage Project of the Year

FES Support Services

Highly commended: HBS New Energies


Commercial Solar and/or Storage Project of the Year

SAS Energy – Meadowhall

Highly commended: RenEnergy


Utility-scale Solar and/or Storage Project of the Year

Foresight – Port of Tyne

Highly commended: Anesco


Best Industry Innovator

Steve Williams – Clean Solar Solutions


Best in Show Solar Design Award



Smart Energy Award

Centrica – PLMR


Woman of the Year

Kristine Rabecaite – Limejump


Lifetime Achievement Award

Leonie Greene