Judging Panel

Andy Colthorpe

Andy Colthorpe

Editor, Solar Media

Andy Colthorpe joined PV-Tech in the summer of 2013, having worked as a journalist for a news and events information company for five years prior to that. He now edits Solar Media’s storage-focused titled Energy-Storage.News. He graduated from Pembroke College, Oxford University in 2004 with a degree in Oriental Studies, specialising in Japanese culture, language and history.

Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts

Director, Rock Clean Energy

Chris has been in the clean technology industry for over 16 years and fulfilled a variety of roles, from managing government programmes, developing technical standards, technical consultancy, and strategic leadership in both small and large contractors. Chris founded his first company, a solar contractor, in 2011; having recently divested this, he is now providing various consultancy services whilst establishing new start-ups in the clean energy sector.

Emma Bridge

Emma Bridge

CEO, Community Energy England

Emma Bridge has served as chief executive at Community Energy since January 2015. Prior to joining CEE, Emma was general manager at Sheffield Renewables, a community renewable energy group that installs solar PV on community buildings. In parallel to this she worked on two EU projects looking at renewable energy and green urban systems. She has also worked for both local and regional government on sustainable development policy.

Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones

Partner, Everoze

Felicity, a partner at consultancy Everoze, specialises in new energy business models and technologies in the flexibility space such as energy storage, blockchain and aggregators. Her work has ranged from big-picture strategy advice through to in-depth technical due diligence of pioneering utility-scale battery projects. She also serves as chair of the UK Electricity Storage Network’s ‘Markets and Revenues’ working group.

Finlay Colville

Finlay Colville

Head of Market Intelligence, Solar Intelligence

Finlay Colville joined Solar Media in June 2015 as head of the new Solar Market Research activities. Until October 2014, he was vice president and head of solar at NPD Solarbuzz. Widely recognised as a leading authority on the solar PV industry, he has presented at almost every solar conference and event worldwide, and has authored hundreds of technical blogs and articles in the past few years. He holds a BSc in Physics and a PhD in nonlinear photonics.

Giles Clark

Giles Clark

Director, ALSi Consulting

Giles Clark is chief executive at prolific solar developer Primrose Solar. Giles has worked on solar projects across Europe since 2006, focusing on UK projects since 2010. He co-founded SunRay Renewable Energy, where he was CFO, developing European projects from 2006-2011. Clark also sits on the board of the Solar Trade Association.

John Parnell

John Parnell

Head of content at Solar Media, Solar Media

Head of content at Solar Media, John Parnell joined the company in 2013. John spent three years in the UAE reporting on the Middle East technology, media and telecoms sectors for ITP Publishing and eventually editing his own B2B title with the company. He joined RTCC.org in London to cover international climate change and energy policy. He served two tours of duty at the annual UN climate change talks (Durban and Doha) and another at the UN’s Rio+20 sustainable development summit.

Jonathan Scurlock

Jonathan Scurlock

Chief Adviser, Renewable Energy and Climate Change at National Farmers’ Union

The National Farmers Union chief renewables adviser since 2007, Jonathan Scurlock leads a team providing analysis and advice on renewables and climate change to the NFU’s management, office holders and members. His background is in university and government research on energy and climate policy, plant physiology, biomass and other renewables. The author of more than 50 publications, he was educated at Oxford and London, and is a visiting fellow at the Open University.

Lauren Cook

Lauren Cook

Analyst, Solar Media

Lauren Cook works in the Market Research team at Solar Media and is focussed on providing market research reports on the solar and energy storage industries. Lauren joined Solar Media In 2016, having spent a year working on solar policy at the Renewable Energy Association and had previously worked at IHS on the solar research team.

At Solar Media Lauren produces market research reports on UK Battery storage and helps to produce upstream solar events PV CellTech and PV ModuleTech.

Liam Stoker

Liam Stoker

Editor, Solar Power Portal

Liam Stoker is the UK Editor at Solar Media responsible for UK-facing publications including Solar Power Portal, having joined the Solar Media team in March 2015. Since graduating from the University of Brighton in 2009 with a degree in Sports Journalism Liam has worked in various B2B publishing roles in industries as diverse as sport, energy, defence and online gambling.

Marianne Boust

Marianne Boust

Managing Consultant, Capgemini

Mariane Boust is a managing consultant within Capgemini’s energy and utilities division, and has held the role since January 2017. Previously Mariane was an associate director within research firm IHS’ renewable power division, going on to specialise as a principle analyst at the company’s solar and energy storage unit.

Nina Skorupska

Nina Skorupska

Chief Executive, The Renewable Energy Association

Nina Skorupska is the chief executive of the Renewable Energy Association (REA), the UK’s largest trade association for renewables and clean tech, including energy storage and EVs. With over 30 years of working in the energy industry, her career started as a fuel specialist but moved quickly to managing power stations for npower. After several senior roles within the group, her career culminated with joining the board of the RWE’s Dutch business, Essent, as chief technical officer, responsible for their electricity generation portfolio including new energy and sustainability developments.