SPV Energy aims for double-top awards in solar power

Jim O'Brien (left) and business partner John Gorman
Jim O’Brien (left) and business partner John Gorman

Glasgow based SPV Energy – which specialises in commercial and domestic solar photovoltaic and commercial biomass – is celebrating a double success having been short-listed for two top industry awards.

The company is the only Scottish business to be short-listed for the Solar PV category within the ‘National Energy Efficiency and Retrofit Awards’ which take place in Birmingham on 16 September and are hosted by actress, Joanna Lumley.

In October, the business will be joining other finalists at the Glasgow Business Awards, having been short-listed in the ‘Green Champion’ category. 

Earlier in the year the firm was awarded “Solar PV Installer of the Year 2016” at the Regional Energy Efficiency Awards in March.

Jim O’Brien, Commercial Director, SPV Energy, said: “We are a challenger brand in the energy sector, and recently we have seen so many solar PV businesses close down, yet we continue to go from strength to strength and this is down to the belief that our people have in our products.

“Solar PV is still a great return on investment as the cost of a system has reduced and the system is all about using the daytime PV generation.

“We have additional technologies that help our customers get the most out of their systems and are committed to ensuring that businesses and householders reduce their energy bills.”

Solar PV installations at Glasgow's Commonwealth Games village
Solar PV installations at Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games village

SPV Energy employs 35 local people from its head office in Shettleston, just two miles from the Athletes Village in the East End, where the company installed the solar power systems for the Commonwealth Games. Other projects include:

  • The Glennifer Hotel in Paisley
  • The £5 million Baldoran Gate development of 40 affordable homes for East Dunbartonshire Council
  • The Creagan Inn in Argyll, and
  • A new wood chip drying plant in Stirling with a 1MW Herz Biomass delivering quality wood chip to their biomass customers.

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