Winners revealed of British Renewable Energy Awards 2013

The REA has revealed the winners of the British Renewable Energy Awards 2013.

Champion Award
Winner: Peter Fraenkel
For longstanding commitment to the promotion of not just tidal energy, but also solar, wind, hydro and biomass. Peter is currently progressing a radical new energy storage concept.

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Community Award
Sponsored by Infinis
Winner: Repowering
The Judges were particularly impressed by the skills and employment opportunities Repowering created for Brixton residents, and its role in bringing energy awareness to hundreds of social housing tenants.
Commended: Westmill Solar Farm

Company Award
Winner: Good Energy
This Award acknowledges the marriage of bright ideas, a passion for renewables, and an unrelenting commitment to excellent customer service.

Innovation Award
Winner: Oxford PV – Solar Glass
A technology with the potential to turn iconic glass buildings into powerhouses, with no compromise to building performance.
Commended: 3sun Group – RFID wind turbine health and safety inspection system

Installer Award
Winner: Ecohill
Ecohill is a family company with an impeccable customer service record, and a worthy winner.
Commended: Feed It Green

Leadership Award
Winner: J V Energen
The Poundbury project was incredibly complex. J V Energen and partners had to overcome challenges which no company had encountered before, and showed tremendous leadership.

Pioneer Award
Sponsored by Blue & Green Tomorrow
Winner: Lancashire CountyPension Fund
This Award acknowledges LCPF’s bold move into infrastructure debt – hiring new staff along the way – and bucking the trend of conservatism.

Project Award
Sponsored by reNews
Winner: Solarcentury – BlackfriarsBridge
The Judges recognise the truly iconic status of this world-famous project, which has done much to raise the profile of the UK as a destination for renewables investment.
Commended: Clearfleau – Dailuaine AD plant

Skills Development Award
Winner: NatWest
The Judges applaud NatWest for training up their staff in response to the growing demand for renewables funding, when there are many other more established sectors equally hungry for credit.

Finally, the REA Judges’ Award this year goes to Andrew Garrad.
Andrew founded what has become the world’s largest wind energy consultancy Garrad Hassan, which last year became the Renewables Division of Germanischer Lloyd Group (GL GH), employing 1,000 staff worldwide, a quarter of these in the UK. Andrew is now the Chairman of GL GH, and also the President of the European Wind Energy Association.