Innovative solar and energy storage projects see Anesco shortlisted for national awards

A ground breaking ‘hybrid’ solar development and large-scale energy storage retrofit programme, have seen renewables expert Anesco shortlisted for two national awards.

The company is in the running for ‘Utility-scale energy storage project’ and ‘Ground-mount solar project’, as part of the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017. For the past five years, the awards have highlighted the best and the brightest of the UK’s domestic solar, storage and clean energy industries.

Commenting on the news, Steve Shine, Anesco executive chairman, said: “We’re delighted to be shortlisted in these prestigious industry awards.

“As a company, we remain focused on innovation and methods of best practice. We are consistently first to market with new technologies and models of working that help our customers achieve the maximum possible benefit from renewables projects.”

Anesco, based in Reading, is recognised as one of the top 100 cleantech companies in the world. Its specialist team works with a range of clients managing the funding, development, operation and maintenance of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

The company’s solar farm portfolio exceeds 100 sites, which together are generating over 480MW of renewable energy, while its O&M service, AnescoMeter, is monitoring 21,500 renewable assets and ensuring their performance is fully optimised.

Anesco introduced the UK’s first utility-scale energy storage unit back in 2014 and expects its portfolio to exceed 185MW of storage by the end of 2018.

The winners of the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony being held in Birmingham on 4 October.