Three is the magic number!
Joju have been nominated three times at this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards
Well, awards season is upon us again, and it’s been another great year for Joju Solar. The Solar Power Portal Awards are recognized as the leading solar industry event, rewarding exemplary solar and clean energy projects installed over the past year. We are absolutely delighted to have been nominated for three awards this year – more than any other solar company – and reflective of our work across multiple sectors. And, on the theme of ‘threes’, this is the third consecutive year we have been nominated for three awards!
Contractor of the Year
This is the big one of course! We have been nominated in the Contractor of the Year category – the award for the best solar company in the UK. It has been a tough time in the solar industry over the past year, but Joju have continued to run successful programmes of installations for communities and public sector, as well as our installations for the many homes across across the country. At the same time, we have also expanded our offering to become UK leaders in battery storage technology, electric vehicle charging points and LED lighting.
Best use of solar in a community/social benefit project
Our work for community groups has been central to our philosophy for many years, but 2016 exceeded even our own records. In Joju’s Big Community Summer we installed 2.5MW of solar panels on 46 community energy sites in just 10 weeks. This is the largest roll-out of community energy sites ever seen in the UK, and included 8 M&S supermarkets, 23 schools, and the largest community rooftop in the UK at Prodrive. Community Energy England’s State of the Sector report puts UK community energy capacity at 121MW (solar, wind and hydro), so our summer’s work represents 2% of all community energy in the UK. That’s astonishing, when you consider that it was all on rooftops, without a solar farm project in sight.
Commercial Rooftop PV
As part of our Big Community Summer, we installed the largest community rooftop in the UK at Prodrive in Banbury. This project was developed in conjunction with the Low Carbon Hub and totals 636kW, and featuring 2446 solar panels. The project is innovative in that it features modules on both the south and north faces of a barrel roof. North facing panels may seem counter-intuitive, but are a means of maximising electricity generation and carbon saving, whilst still offering an financial return to community investors. Do take a look of the fantastic drone footage of this array.