Clean Energy News’ publisher Solar Media is delighted to announce the host of this year’s Solar Power Portal and Energy-Storage.News awards will be renowned architect and TV personality George Clarke.
Best known for television shows including Channel 4’s The Restoration Man and George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, the design expert will host the Solar Power Portal Awards gala dinner ceremony on Wednesday 17 October 2018.
Furthermore, Clarke will also be making an appearance on the Solar & Storage Live show floor, chairing a panel discussion on the importance of aesthetics in solar installations on the Wednesday afternoon.
Clarke follows in the footsteps of Robert Llewellyn and Jimmy Carr to host the SPP Awards, now in their sixth year. Having noted recent growth in demand for built-in PV solutions and more aesthetically-designed solar products, Solar Media took the decision to bring in an expert in this field.
Liam Stoker, editor at Clean Energy News, said: “Monitoring the industry has been incredibly interesting of late, with a real, concerted move towards intelligent aesthetics and sleek design playing out.
“The ‘Best in Show’ Solar Design award has been added to reflect those industry movements, and we’re excited to see some of the UK industry’s best work.”
The nominations window for the SPP Awards 2018 slams shut at midnight 31 May 2018, leaving potential nominees just over four weeks to have their submissions entered.
With 16 awards to be handed out on the night, this year’s ceremony stands to be the largest ever with more than 500 industry professionals set to attend.