Nominations for this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards are currently open. Returning for its fourth consecutive year, the Solar Power Portal Awards will take place on 5 October during the Clean Energy Live exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC.
This year’s ceremony will be co-located with the inaugural Clean Energy Awards, and no fewer than 19 trophies will be handed out during an evening hosted by stand-up comedian Jimmy Carr.
In the run up to the 30 June nominations deadline, Solar Power Portal is taking a closer look at each of this year’s categories.
Clean Energy Financial Innovation
The first of this year’s categories has been established to reward a financial innovation product that has increased the deployment of not just solar, but any clean energy product in the UK. Given the significant cuts to the feed-in tariff and other renewables support mechanisms, companies have had to become increasingly savvy to ensure the financial models behind deployment are just as sound as they have been before.
Power purchase agreements have emerged as a very tangible prospect for solar deployment, particularly at the commercial level, while community energy projects have soared over the last 12 months with various share offers for potential investors.
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