Pic credit: PROINSO
The only UK company to be shortlisted for global solar award. Pic credit: PROINSO

UK-based global solar energy company, PROINSO, has been shortlisted alongside four other companies in the Rural Electrification Award category for a prestigious global solar award. The award ceremony will take place in September this year.

Established in 2009, the Solar Industry Awards recognise the people, products and services, which will develop innovative manufacturing and product approaches that have the potential to impact the way people live.

Solar photovoltaic: innovative storage technology

The UK solar energy company together with The OXIS Solar Centre for Autonomous Research (OSCAR), launched Project Helios, a launch-pad for cost effective and safe solar energy storage globally.

OSCAR is a tailored demonstration centre, which houses OXIS’ entire solar storage technology, according to PROINSO.

The Project Helios demonstration includes a 3.8kWp solar photovoltaic power generation system with PROINSO integrated solution and 3kWh OXIS Lithium Sulfur battery.

The solar company added that the mains output is used to power both the charger for the driverless vehicle, the Meridian Navya and the OXIS Lithium Sulfur battery.

Reliable and cost effective

The Lithium Sulfur battery stores unused surplus power generated during the day, which is then used for after dark.

According to the solar components distribution company, the solar photovoltaic system can easily be assembled for grid-connected use where the battery is used to increase self-consumption.

PROINSO Head of Off-Grid Solutions and APAC, Stuart MacFarlane said: “We have worked hard in meeting this global necessity for safe and cost effective distributed generation.

“The financial and technological hurdles for rural electrification are real but this is evidence that we are making strides. Still a lot to do but we are on the right track in playing an important role in this global challenge.”