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28.01.2007 » Pressrelease » Solar Energy
Solarcentury wins EUROSOLAR European Solar Prize for outstanding contribution to renewable energy
Solarcentury, the UK’s leading solar energy supplier specialising in building integrated photovoltaics, has been awarded the EUROSOLAR European Solar Prize for outstanding industrial and commercial company.
Since 1994 the EUROSOLAR awards have gone to municipalities, companies, individuals using renewable energies, and to organisations who render outstanding service to the utilisation of renewable energy. Solarcentury was established in 1998 to drive innovation through research and development in solar energy. The company works closely with architects and engineers to design and install solar energy products that integrate within the fabric of the built environment, to generate clean, on-site electricity and hot water for commercial, residential, industrial and public sector buildings. The London based company’s installations include the groundbreaking CIS Tower, Manchester and The Core, at the Eden Project in Cornwall.
Solarcentury is best known for its Low Carbon Building Products range, including solar louvers, rain screen cladding, and the unique solarcentury C21e solar roof tile. The solar tile is becoming an increasingly popular solution for homeowners and housebuilders who can now integrate solar electric solutions into regular roofs.
Jeremy Leggett, CEO Solarcentury said: “Our aim is to revolutionise the global energy market and we are delighted our efforts have been recognised in Europe. Merging solar technology with building materials means that we have the potential to use create a new generation of power stations using the skills being deployed on a daily basis by roofers, electricians and other construction workers.” He added: “The interest in solar technologies and how they can be integrated into sustainable buildings is growing day by day as more people realise they can make a contribution to reducing global warming. We are proud to be working at the forefront of the industry and receiving recognition for our efforts; but we await the day the UK joins the likes Germany in actively exploiting the full potential of the solar power industry.”
On 29 November 2006, Solarcentury was awarded The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 research and development award. This accolade recognises the best of research and development in the UK, selected from the country’s fastest growing technology companies as ranked in Tech Track 100. The company has also recently been shortlisted for The Best of British Industry Awards, the innovation in industry award for exceptional innovation that has driven performance improvement.
For Further information, please contact:
Charlotte Webster, PR Manager, Solarcentury
Tel: 0207 803 0148
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