An iconic and award-winning install

Installing solar PV on Salisbury Cathedral was always iconic… and now it’s award-winning too!

We’ve just won the Alan Clark Award for Local/Community Energy at the Solar and Storage Live Awards, 2021 – and it’s an honour to receive it.

Community energy is something we’ve championed from the very beginning. It’s at the heart of who we are. We built the first community share-funded solar installation back in 2008, and the schemes are a fantastic way of getting renewable energy projects built at scale, within a local area, with local shareholders benefitting from the income generated.

Solar on Salisbury Cathedral

In the case of Salisbury Cathedral, a new group, Salisbury Community Energy, approached the Cathedral and we became involved via the Schools Energy Coop. We came up with a design that met the ecclesiastic planning committee’s stringent requirements and once approved, it was full steam ahead with the install.

You can read about the project in more detail here and as the Bishop of Salisbury put it,

“With clear purpose and helpful partnerships even iconic buildings can make a difference towards sustainability.”

Being recognised for our part in this historic project, alongside Salisbury Community Energy, certainly means a lot to us.

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Let’s talk rising energy prices

Are you wondering why gas and electricity prices are rising and what the future holds? 

To discover more, we’ve been catching up with Professor Jonathan Stern, Distinguished Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. 

Jonathan is a specialist in natural gas issues worldwide, an author, an honorary professor at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy, University of Dundee, and visiting professor at the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London. He is also a fellow of the Energy Delta Institute, a Distinguished Research Fellow of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan, and a member of the EU–Russia Gas Advisory Council. 

In this interview we talk about what’s causing the current price rises, whether it’s a blip and what it means for renewables.

 

 

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Winner winner! EVIES Contractor of the Year

Exciting news alert! We’re proud to share that last week, we won Contractor of the Year at the prestigious EVIES, for the second year running.

The Electric Vehicle Innovation and Excellence Awards recognise the very best in the EV industry, and we’re honoured to take home the title again this year.

Some highlights…

2021 has seen a number of highlights, including our Public Sector EV team delivering 300 fast and rapid charger installations for 30 public sector bodies. We’ve installed over 1,000 lamp post EV chargers, introduced our own-brand lamp post chargers too and our residential EV team has been scaling up installations. We’ve also installed 50 V2G chargers as part of a trial by Electric Nation. We’ve had some great feedback from our customers as well, which has been brilliant to receive.

Our project with Dorset Council – a fully-funded EV Infrastructure project bringing charge points to public car parks across the county, as well as rapid replacement and new install – was also shortlisted for Infrastructure Project of the Year.

The stuff of dreams

Our Commercial Director and Co-founder, Joe Michaels, said:

“What an honour to win Contractor of the Year at the EVIES for the second year in a row – definitely the stuff of dreams. This year we’ve seen another year of very strong growth, helping us to lead the charge.

All credit goes to our hardworking team – their dedication, commitment, and passion for helping public sector and commercial organisations achieve their net zero carbon ambitions, and to make sure as many people as possible have the necessary infrastructure to go electric. We want to say a huge thank you to our clients, customers and partners”.

Head of Delivery (EV Charging), Graeme Patton, also commented:

“We’re so proud to win Contractor of the Year for the second year running. We’re always looking for ways to continuously improve and lead, and our teams work so hard to do that day in, day out. It’s brilliant to be recognised as the culmination of all our efforts”.

If you’re thinking of making the switch to an electric vehicle, or if you’re a public sector or commercial organisation working towards net zero, do get in touch with us – or explore our website to find out more about our approach.

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Awards and shortlists

Ready for some great news? It’s awards season in our industry and we’ve just won ‘Charging Point Resellers and Installers’ of the Year at the E-mobility Awards. The judges said “we were so impressed with Joju”… and we couldn’t be happier with that!

E-mobility Awards award-winners

The E-mobility Awards celebrate ingenuity, innovation and achievement and have incorporated the Electric Vehicle Awards. It’s brilliant to be recognised for our work this past year and to take home the title.

EVIE’s shortlisters

We’re also excited to be shortlisted at the EVIE’s, after winning Contractor of the Year last year and achieving success alongside Hampshire County Council for Infrastructure Project of the Year.

EVIES Awards, Installer of the Year, prize

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year, we’re shortlisted for Contractor of the Year. Our project with Dorset Council – a fully-funded EV Infrastructure project, bringing charge points to public car parks across the county, as well as rapid replacement and new install – has also been shortlisted for Infrastructure Project of the Year.

Solar and Storage LIVE Awards

And the shortlist news just keeps on coming as today, we’ve discovered we’re on the Solar and Storage Live Awards 2021 shortlist. We were proud to win Contractor of the Year last year and this year, we’re up for The Alan Clark Award for Local/Community Energy for putting solar PV on the roof of Salisbury Cathedral. We’ve also been shortlisted for EV Infrastructure Project of the Year, for our work with Dorset Council.

Dorset, fast EV chargers

Our Technical Director, Dr Chris Jardine, summed it up when he said,

“As a team, we love what we do. We’re definitely here to lead the charge when it comes to EV infrastructure and of course, we’ll always be adding sunshine! it’s fantastic to win at the E-mobility awards and we’re delighted to shortlisted at the EVIE’s and Solar and Storage Live Awards too”.

Hear hear to that!

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