view of roof and solar panels at Hockerton Housing ProjectHockerton Housing Project has won one of the categories (not for profit) of Eurosolar UK Awards (2000).

The Eurosolar UK Prizes are awarded each year (for the last 5 years) to those who have given outstanding service to the promotion of renewable energy including categories for local authorities, companies, individuals, engineers, architects, owners of renewable energy plants, authors and organisations. In the context of these awards, solar energy or renewable energy means energy derived from the sun, whether directly or indirectly, through weather systems (such as wind and hydropower) or crops. The aim is to promote renewable energy for widespread replication and public acceptance.

The judges looked for systems and projects that are inspiring and that can be reproduced. Winners will have demonstrated vision, persistence and ability to introduce and succeed with their project.

Judges comments on HHP:

“The integrated approach to living was very impressive and the low-impact ethos has considerable appeal. It is an important demonstration of the possible in a realistic context and is the strongest of a very strong field”.

“An extremely commendable project, which has had to persist and fight for its success. The whole system, which includes a reasonable amount of ‘lifestyle’ provides an example of future living standards”.

The award ceremony will be at Lord’s Cricket ground on 14th November as part of a  ‘Sustainability in Public Services’ conference.

Date posted: November 1, 2000 | Author: | No Comments »

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