It’s been a difficult year for many – but we are aiming to finish it positively
We have been shortlisted in the small business and innovation product of the year categories for the Lincolnshire Technology and Innovation Awards.
It is exciting news, with the winners set to be announced at a ceremony on 1 October.
In 2019, we won the innovation product of the year category and were highly commended in the innovation in sustainability, with the team excited to showcase our latest work to judges.
“Coronavirus and lockdown were words nobody had heard of when we were celebrating our success in last year’s awards,” says Simon Hopkins of HIT Energy Services.
“It is strange how it then affected all our lives in such a huge way, and it has been a difficult year for everyone.
“But we recently moved into our new monitoring base at Lincoln University and the nominations are further evidence that there are exciting times ahead.”
Small business award
The small business award is given to a company that has between five and 15 employees within the digital, creative and technology industries who have shown exceptional performance.
While we are a small team, we have a huge reach – from our Lincolnshire base, we monitor £16.5m worth of solar assets across the U.K. and Ireland.
Following the solar boom between 2010 and 2016, we have been at the forefront of maintaining the technology and keeping it performing to the best of its ability.
We have also been shortlisted in the innovation product of the year category – which recognises a stand-out finished product that provides a solution to a distinct problem.
The latest generation of our HIT Energy Guard called the Vision Pro uses smart lux sensors to pick up the smallest change in performance of solar panels.
This gives system owners confidence energy generation will remain as close to 100% of their potential at all times.
“The accuracy of our innovation means we know immediately when one panel in the system is underperforming, so can fix it before it becomes a problem that loses money,” added Simon.
“We are monitoring more and more systems across the U.K., but this is all done from our base in Lincolnshire.
“It really is the heart of our operation, which makes it so exciting that we have been shortlisted for these awards.”