On Thurday night approximately 350 people gathered together in boutique Kensington hotel Jumeirah Carlton Tower to celebrate the best of British renewables. The 6th Annual British Renewable Energy Awards paid tribute to the UK renewable energy industry’s achievements over the past year.

Hosted by UK BIG Lottery Fund Chairman, Peter Ainsworth, the Awards named Windelectric’s Peter Edwards and Godfrey Bevan, one of the founders of the Renewable Energy Association  (REA), as joint Champions for their outstanding lifetime contribution to renewable energy. John Baldwin was also commended for his dedication and ongoing commitment to AD and biomethane.

The REA’s Chief Executive, Gaynor Hartnell said, “These awards recognise outstanding achievement in the British renewable energy sector. They are a tribute to innovation and excellence. The exceptional quality of all the shortlisted entries serves to demonstrate the exacting standards, talent and originality within this industry.”

The REA received a record amount of over two hundred nominations for this year’s Awards. Award winners and runners up included:

Pioneer Award

Runners up: Sainsbury’s and Mellington Cow Power

Winner: Beech Properties

Community Award

Runner up: Udny Community Wind Turbine

Winner: Isle of Eigg

Region Award

Runner up: Cornwall Council

Winner: The Welsh Assembly Government

Installer Award

Winner: EvoEnergy

Innovator Award

Runners up: Enecsys and Vykson

Winner: Didcot Biomethane Project Team

Project Developer Award

Runner up: Clearfleau

Winner: Ecotricity / Fen Farm Solar Park

Company Award

Runner up: Forest Fuels

Winner: Solarsense

Champion Award

Winners: Peter Edwards – Wind Electric Godfrey Bevan