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This year's Solar Power Portal Awards feature 11 UK categories and 1 international.
Companies can submit entries for more than one award.
NEW: PV-Tech Best international use of solar
This award will be given to the project - either grid connected or not - that has done the most to benefit the local community in which it has been located. Whether you’re sending solar lanterns to 'last mile' locations or building a grid-connected project internationally, the judges for this award will be looking for training and long-term employment opportunities in addition to significant technical expertise.
Best use of solar in a CSR project
This award recognises one company’s commitment to the climate and the environment. Open to all businesses who have installed solar as part of a Corporate social responsibility project. Judges will be looking for a holistic approach to solar generation.
Apprentice of the year
Awarded to an apprentice who has gone above and beyond to learn about the solar industry during an apprenticeship. Open to all solar stakeholders.
Best industry innovation
The technological or business innovation that has offered a unique advantage for the solar industry. It could still be in the lab or working its way through development or rolled out.
Rooftop < 250Kw
The best rooftop project under 250Kw in size. Judges will look at all aspects of the project’s development from planning and client engagement, to design, construction and financing. The benefits delivered to the client and the impact on their business during build out and after connection will be factored in. Open to residential and commercial installs.
Solar Power Portal outstanding achievement award
An individual deserving recognition for their outstanding service and contribution to the solar industry during 2015.
This category is not open for nominations.
Commercial-scale rooftop > 250Kw
The best commercial rooftop project over 250 Kw in size. Judges will look at all aspects of the project’s development from planning and client engagement, to design, construction and financing. The benefits delivered to the client and the impact on their business during build out and after connection will be factored in.
Ground-mount > 5MW
The best ground mounted project over 5MW in size. Judges will look at all aspects of the project’s development from planning and community engagement, to site selection and construction and financing. They’re looking for the whole package.
The community benefit award will look at the biggest impact on a community be it from a community group itself or the efforts of a private sector player to spread the rewards of their work to the wider locality.
Solar finance innovation
Open to project and corporate finance or the provision of credit to end users. Judges will be looking for smart new methods of providing cash that ultimately boosts UK solar deployment.
Next Energy News integrated renewables system
Best low carbon energy project. Entries should incorporate multiple low carbon technologies including decentralised generation, energy efficiency measures, storage, EV infrastructure etc. Ideally entries will combine multiple technologies. Residential and SME installs welcome.
Installation company of the year
The best solar installer of the year. Open to residential installers and large-scale developers. Judges will be looking at a portfolio of each entrant’s work. Impressive technical execution and business nous will be considered.
Benefits of Entering
The Solar Power Portal Awards represent an opportunity for industry recognition, a catalyst for new business opportunities and higher visibility within the industry.
Taking the time to enter will give you and your company a wide range of benefits that will include:
- Entries seen by industry-leading, expert judges
- Shortlisted entries will be showcased on Solar Power Portal and in the September issue of Solar Business Focus UK
- Winners will be featured on Solar Power Portal and Solar Business Focus UK (November issue)
- Winning entries will be displayed at Solar Energy UK from 14 - 15 October (post-ceremony)
- Each winner will receive their award at the Solar Power Portal Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony
- Recognition as a leader and innovator in the solar industry
- Multi-channel promotion through Solar Power Portal, Solar Business Focus UK, related e-shots and social media platforms
- Increased brand awareness for all entrants
- Motivation and reward - increased morale for your team
- Endorsement of your company’s skills and expertise attracting new customers, partners and investment
Winners of the 2015 Solar Power Portal Awards will receive their awards at a prestigious presentation and gala dinner ceremony.
The ceremony will give your organisation the perfect opportunity to celebrate and recognise the efforts and achievements of those raising the bar and setting exemplary standards in the UK solar industry.
The evening also offers a fantastic setting in which to network with fellow guests and peers from the industry and beyond.
The ceremony is open to all.
All shortlisted entries each receive two tickets.
- The Vox, Resort World, NEC, Birmingham, UK
- Tuesday 13 October 2015
- Dress code: Black-tie