The solar sector gathered at the Hilton Metropole for the sparkling Solar & Storage Live Awards 2022, crowning this year's winners.
Solarsense took home the coveted Contractor of the Year Award, while Clean Solar Solutions became the first to win the Operations and Management Award and Wilson Power Solutions the first to win the Networks and Connections Award.
A total of 12 awards were handed out, win AR Power taking home Residential Solar Project of the Year, PAUA Start-Up of the Year and Midsummer Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year.
The full list of winners:
Contractor of the Year
Residential Solar and/or Storage Project of the Year
Commercial Solar and/or Storage Project of the Year
Utility Scale Solar and/or Storage Project of the Year
International Solar and/or Storage Project of the Year
Re-energisa / Energisa Group
The Alan Clark Award for Local/Community Energy
EV Infrastructure Project of the Year
Energy Superhub Oxford – Pivot Power & Oxford City Council
Start-Up of the Year
Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year
Operations and Management Award (NEW)
Clean Solar Solutions
Networks and Connections Award (NEW)
Wilson Power Solutions
Additionally, the lifetime achievement award went to Sebastian Berry, who worked for SolarCentury for 17 years from 2001 and was instrumental in driving forwards the solar sector in the UK, including work on the feed-in tariff campaign and ‘We Support Solar’ campaign.
“It’s easy to forget now that before the feed-in tariff started in 2010, the UK solar market was still just a few MWp per year. At the time we thought that was good progress. We measured progress in getting an extra MW or two per year,” he said on the night.
“Now look at us. Look at this amazing event. Solar is now the mainstream.”