Glasgow solar power firm nominated as finalist in four UK industry awards

Emtec Solar panels on roof of Ainslie Park Leisure Centre, Edinburgh
Emtec Solar panels on roof of  a council leisure centre in North Fettes Park, Edinburgh

A Glasgow-based energy and renewable technology firm has been shortlisted in four categories at the upcoming Solar Power Portal Awards, including contractor of the year.

Emtec Energy was nominated for numerous awards, including: Best Use of Solar in a Community/Social Benefit Programme; Commercial Rooftop of the Year; Residential, Commercial and Industrial Energy Storage Project of the Year; and Contractor of the Year.

The variety of award categories highlights Emtec’s range of services, most notably in battery storage and BPV  re-charging, which have made headlines recently due to a surge in the uptake of installations and considerable advancements in technology.

Nominations for both the Community Benefit Programme and Commercial Rooftop awards relate to the  the Edinburgh Solar Co-op Framework, currently Scotland’s largest community owned rooftop solar framework.

This 1.4MW, £1.5m framework has provided Edinburgh’s public sector with the technology to provide considerable energy savings and reduce carbon emissions city wide, with many of the installations taking place at schools which aid in the teaching of renewable energy and climate change.

Emtec was nominated for the Energy Storage award for its recent installation at Broom Court Care Home, in Stirling which now benefits from a completely self-sufficient energy and transport system including solar PV, battery storage, energy monitoring and BPV charging.

Chris Clark, Director, Emtec Energy, said: “To be shortlisted this year in every category we applied for is just fantastic news.  It’s a real credit to how hard the team work and extremely rewarding to see how they have developed over the last 6 years. 

“Battery storage solutions will create a step change in our industry and to be at the forefront of what has been delivered already in the UK, gives us the confidence to invest and move forward in what can sometimes be a challenging sector. “

26 July 2017

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