The Solar & Storage Live Awards was held on 19 October, as part of the Solar & Storage Live conference. Image: Molly Lempriere/Solar Media.

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

AR Power

Commercial Solar and/or Storage Project of the Year

Custom Solar

Utility Scale Solar and/or Storage Project of the Year

Opium Power

International Solar and/or Storage Project of the Year

Re-energisa / Energisa Group

The Alan Clark Award for Local/Community Energy

Emtec 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

Product Innovation

Viridian Solar


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.”