Vital Shine with Two Finalist Spots at Solar & Storage Awards

We’re thrilled that one of our clients, Swansea Bay University Health Board (SBUHB) has been shortlisted for the Alan Clark Award for Local/Community Energy and Vital Energi have been named as a finalist in the Contractor of the Year Category.

Vital Energi worked with us here at Swansea Bay Health Board to deliver a multi-phase RE:FIT project. Pioneering an innovative blend of renewable energy generation and energy conservation measures including the creation of the UK’s first solar farm dedicated to supplying an NHS acute hospital. We are delighted with the measures delivered to date and that the performance has exceeded our initial expectations. The primary focus of the project was to deliver substantial and rapid decarbonisation to help us meet our net zero commitments. Thank you to all the team at Vital Energi!”

Des Keighan , Assistant Director of Estates - Swansea Bay UHB
Contractor Of The Year

Vital Energi has delivered approximately 25MW of solar PV over the last two years, helping our public sector clients drive down their carbon emissions and energy costs.  The shortlisted solar farm for SBUHB recently celebrated the 6-month anniversary of being energised and has delivered in excess of 600 tonnes of carbon reduction and well over £300,000 in financial savings.

Scott Lutton, Operations Director – North & Scotland Explains, “Solar is one of the technologies that  can deliver the big carbon savings public sector organisations need, whilst insulating them from the spiralling costs of energy.  The project with SBUHB is a great example of how universities, hospitals, local authorities and other large public institutions can take control over their own energy supply and we believe this project acts as an extremely valuable role model as the UK strives to meet it’s 2030 carbon targets.

“The solar industry is making a huge change to the way we generate and use electricity, from small rooftop installations to multi-megawatt solar farms, and it’s an honour to be included on a list with so many organisations who are contributing to a cleaner, greener UK”

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The Alan Clark Award For Local Community Energy

In addition to the Local/Community Energy award, Vital Energi were one of only three companies to be shortlisted in the Contractor of the Year category after designing and delivering 16 projects in the last two years ranging from 161kw rooftop installations to major 7MW solar farms.  A few examples of this include:

  • Bedford Borough Council’s solar farm – A 4.2MW solar farm on a former landfill site.
  • Westminster City Council – 660kW of rooftop solar delivered across 12 buildings as part of a larger £13m RE:FIT Project.
  • Aberystwyth University – A 2.5MW solar farm which will deliver low-carbon electricity to their Penglais campus.
  • The Christie – 4 rooftop installations totalling 276kW of solar PV and battery storage.
  • New Cross Hospital – at 7MW, the largest solar installation we have delivered so far. The project sees over 15,000 panes installed on a former landfill site

Lutton concludes, “The value of these projects is that they combine resilience with carbon reduction and financial savings, making them one of the most viable and effective solutions for anyone looking to decarbonise.  We are thrilled SBUHB have been recognised at the Solar and Storage awards for their project which is a visionary UK first.”


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