The Microgeneration UK Awards were presented on 21 June by Baroness Maddock, president of the Micropower Council.
The awards were developed by the Micropower Council in partnership with the British Photovoltaic Association and the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council and consisted of five categories.
The Technical Innovation award was presented to Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd for BlueGen, the first fuel cell based microCHP product in the UK and an electrical efficiency of 60%.
Innasol Ltd was also highly commended in this category for its Neura air source heat pump.
The Commercial Innovation award was won by Carillion Energy Services for Project Bright, a privately financed end-to-end delivery model for installing solar PV onto social housing at no cost to the tenants or landlords.
The judges also highly commended Homesun for its free solar panel installation scheme.
The Best Public Sector or Community Project was awarded to Places for People (pictured) for its biomass ESCo project at St Paul’s, an individual support scheme in Lancashire. Also highly commended was Sheffield City Council for its Greenland Road Biomass Scheme.
Best Residential Project was awarded to Kingspan Renewables for Roby Lodge, a purpose-built nursing home which now includes a grand-scale Thermomax solar thermal vacuum tube installation.
The Microgeneration Champion award was presented to Tony Staniforth, recognised for his efforts in improving the representation of microgeneration technology performance in SAP.
The judging panel consisted of: Mary Creagh MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; TV presenter and eco expert Penney Poyzer; Steven Fawkes, of the Matrix Group, Amisha Patel of the UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy and Lucy Siegle, ethical living columnist for The Observer. The judges commented on the high quality of the applications received, which reflect the strength, creativity and commitment of the sector.
Picture courtesy of Micropower Council