Our success at the 2018 REA Awards - 'Highly Commended for Innovation'
We’re hugely proud to have been 'highly commended' in the 2018 REA Awards - in the highly anticipated Innovation category.
In a ceremony held in London on Thursday 14th June, FlexiSolar Directors Adam Goves and Guy Morrison joined hundreds of guests from the renewables sector to celebrate successes and achievements across the industry.
The Innovation category was designed to recognise any innovative, renewable energy conversion device, invention or application which has achieved a major milestone or is new to the market over the last year.
FlexiSolar was highly commended for our application which demonstrated how public spaces, such as car parks, can be reimagined to meet the UK’s energy needs with large scale solar carport solutions. FlexiSolar’s solar carport solutions enable organisations to generate onsite energy at scale – and in a renewable form. Our backing by Innovate UK in 2017 enabled us to fully commercialise this concept and roll out plans for these integrated solar carport solutions across the country.
The annual awards ceremony is the industry’s most prestigious event and celebrates the most outstanding projects and companies of the past year. Speaking at the event, Dr. Nina Skorupska CBE FEI, Chief Executive of the Renewable Energy Association said:
“It’s been another record breaking year for the renewable energy sector, we have seen coal-free days in the UK for the first-time since before the industrial revolution, prices come down significantly and our most up-to-date numbers show that almost 130,000 people are now employed by the renewable energy sector nationwide - and these companies have been at the vanguard of that success here in the UK.
“The profile of renewables is rising fast, a clear and ambitious energy policy is now essential in order to back these businesses growth potential and ambition. Although the public’s switch to green energy is not yet complete, I truly believe that with the continued drive and determination of companies like these we will get there sooner rather than later.”
FlexiSolar was pleased to have also been shortlisted in the Best Project and Smart Energy System categories at the 2018 REA Awards. Our inclusion on the 2018 shortlist demonstrates that FlexiSolar is a true UK champion and innovator in renewable energy and clean technologies.