Solar Design and Install Awards open for bright sparkies

The Clean Energy Council (CEC) is inviting the solar industry’s brightest sparkies to submit entries for its Solar Design and Installation Awards.

CEC accreditation manager Sandy Atkins said entries are now open, and the winners will be announced at the ATRAA Dinner as part of All-Energy Australia in partnership with the CEC in early October.

“Every day solar installers across the country face a broad range of challenges. The Solar Design and Installation Awards highlight innovative solutions to some of the most technically challenging jobs out there. It is always inspiring to see the high standard of work offered by all finalists,” Mr Atkins said.

“Last year’s winners varied from a solar-powered avocado farm to Australia’s first off-grid crematorium and a manufacturer where the installers spelled out the name of the business across the roof using solar panels. They were all exceptional in different ways, and I hope the standard of entries in 2016 will be even better.”

The CEC Solar Design and Installation Awards recognise excellence in the design and installation of solar projects across a range of categories:

  • Grid-connect solar PV power system design and installation – less than 15kW
  • Grid-connect solar PV power system design and installation – 15kW-100kW
  • Grid-connect solar PV power system design and installation – more than 100kW
  • Grid-connect solar PV power system design and installation – battery back-up
  • Stand-alone solar PV power system design and installation

 

Entries are open from now until August 31. Nomination forms and more information are available from the CEC’s Solar Accreditation website.

The awards will be presented at the ATRAA Dinner on October 4, as part of the All-Energy Exhibition and Conference, which is being held in partnership with the CEC at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.