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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Lighting up London with Lamp Post EV Charge Points

Joju Charging has won the contract under the TfL GULCS framework (Go Ultra Low City Scheme) with the Royal Borough of Kingston, to provide 100 street light charge points for local Kingston residents. The charge points will be installed on existing lamp posts during February and March and will help people make the switch to EV, as residents without access to off street parking will soon be able to park on the street near their homes, plug their electric vehicle into a charge point on a street light and charge away!

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Joju Solar does the Double

Joju Solar has won ‘Contractor of the Year’ at the prestigious Solar & Storage LIVE awards, to add to the ‘EV Charge point Contractor of the Year’ title secured at the EVIEs last month.

The winners were announced on Friday, at the close of a three-day online conference and the awards now put Joju at the top of the pile across all their product offerings – solar PV, battery storage and EV charging infrastructure.

“Winning the Solar & Storage LIVE Contractor of the Year has been a long-held ambition and it feels amazing”, said Joju Solar Co-founder and Technical Director, Dr Chris Jardine.

“We’ve been working in the low carbon technology space for 14 years and this recognition is testament to the hard work put in by our team over that entire period – continually improving both technically and in terms of the service we offer.”

Joju Solar were recognised for their work on helping hundreds of homes reduce their carbon footprint, through solar, storage and EV charging.  Additionally, it has been an intensive year delivering community energy projects.  We installed 2MW of solar PV for Egni Coop in Wales, including the largest solar roof in Wales, at Newport’s Geraint Thomas Velodrome.  This project won the Community Energy Award at the Solar and Storage LIVE awards in its own right.  Other highlights in 2020 include a 39kW community-owned solar PV array on the roof of Salisbury Cathedral.

Joju is also working with more than 80 councils nationwide to install EV charge point infrastructure, simplifying the process and allowing councils to deploy charging infrastructure across their region without spending a penny.

“It’s very pleasing to be recognised across all our product offerings as offering excellent service in what we do.” said Chris.  “But this is still very much the beginning – the climate crisis hasn’t gone away; we still need lots more renewable capacity; and a complete electric transport revolution needs to happen in the next decade.  That’s always been our mission”

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EVIEs Awards, Winners, 2020

Joju Charging win at the EVIEs Awards

It was a night to celebrate for Joju as our work was recognised with two prizes at the prestigious EVIEs Awards.

The EVIEs are the leading UK industry awards for those involved in the electric vehicle industry, and their remit is to “shine a light on innovation and excellence in the emerging EV sector”.  The awards reflect on the achievements of those companies and institutions engaged in delivering the electric vehicle transition.

The panel awarded Joju Charging the prize for “Contractor of the Year” in recognition of our work designing and installing EV charge point schemes for the Public Sector, homes and workplaces.  Joju’s Commercial Director, Joe Michaels said “We’re delighted to have received this award … it is a testament to the hard work put in by the team, and the partnerships we have developed with councils and charge point manufacturers.  We decided to start offering EV charge just over three years ago, and we are now delivering many hundreds of quality charge point installations each year.”

EVIES Awards, Installer of the Year, prize

The prize for “Public Sector Infrastructure Strategy of the Year” was awarded for the Central Southern Regional Framework – run by Hampshire County Council in partnership with Joju Charging as the installation partner.  Hampshire established the framework to deliver a coherent charging solution for public sector bodies across the south of England.  We are now engaged with 64 public sector bodies in the Framework region and have completed 400 charge points under major programmes for:

  • Surrey Police
  • Southampton City Council
  • Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
  • Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Chichester District Council
  • Sussex Police
  • Reading Borough Council
  • Southampton University
  • Southampton Solent University
  • Test Valley District Council
  • New Forest District Council

The Framework also features an innovative fully-funded option, developed by Joju, which enables councils to install charge points at zero cost.

All in all, it’s been a great team effort and, naturally,  we’re all enjoying being recognised by the EVIE Awards.  But Joe is keen to stress we’re not finished there. “To be recognised as industry-leading installers in such a short time is a great achievement.  But the EV transition is just at the very early stages, and there is a huge amount still be done to electrify transport over the next decade.  That’s our mission”.

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Fully Charged, 2019, LIVE, Robert LLewellyn, Helen Czerski, Jonny Smith, Maddie Moate, Silverstone

Visit Joju Solar at Fully Charged LIVE 2019

Joju Solar will be exhibiting at Fully Charged LIVE again this year.  The 3-day event will be held at Silverstone Race Track from Friday 7th – Sunday 9th June.  The event is put on by Robert Llewellyn and the team behind the Fully Charged Youtube Channel, and will feature all the latest from the world of electric vehicles, and renewable technologies for the home.

We can safely say that last year’s event was by far the best trade event we’ve ever attended.  The expected audience was well exceeded and 65% of those turned up within the first hour of the first day.  When the doors opened at 10am, the surging crowds were more like a Black Friday sale than any renewable energy show we’d ever been to.

Fully Charged, Joju Solar, talking

That’s our stall with the orange posters on the right hand side.  We didn’t stop talking solar, battery storage and EVs all weekend!

What to expect this year

This year’s event promises to be even better; the venue is now double the size and there will be a wider range of activities.  The highlights include:

  • The ability to test drive the latest electric vehicles on the Stowe track. There are an anticipated 1000 daily test drives, but with 10,000+ visitors expected, you are advised to keep an eye on the Fully Charged website for details
  • Over 100 exhibitors. We’ll be there of course, but expect to see EV manufacturers, EV chargepoint industry, energy utilities, and other green transport solutions among the stalls.
  • Our stall wll feature the latest Tesla Powerwall with back-up gateway, Sunpower’s new super-high-efficiency 400W modules, our latest EV chargepoint products, including lamppost mounted ones.
  • There will be 30 live sessions across the course of the weekend, hosted by Fully Charged Presenters Robert Llewellyn, Jonny Smith, Helen Czerski, and Maddie Moate.
  • Our Technical Director, Dr Chris Jardine, will be talking about “Streetwise solar, storage and charging for suburban EV drivers” at 12pm on Saturday

So grab your tickets and come and say hello!  We’d love to talk to you about any new projects you might have, or simply catch up with our old friends and customers.  Hope to see you there!