|15 April 2016|

USA

A pioneering solar power company from California has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

SolarReserve, with its Co-Founder and CEO Kevin Smith, is a semifinalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Greater Los Angeles Region Award.

SolarReserve is a leading global developer of utility-scale solar power projects with groundbreaking solar energy storage technology utilising American innovation that can produce solar generated electricity 24 hours a day. The company’s Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Nevada is the first utility-scale solar power plant ever built in the world with fully integrated energy storage technology. Utilising the sun’s energy, and requiring no fossil fuels, the project delivers electricity on demand, much like a coal, oil, natural gas or nuclear power plant, except with zero emissions, no hazardous waste and low water use.

“It’s been an incredible journey to commercialise this breakthrough technology, developed right here in California, and deploy it worldwide in a way that positively impacts local and global economies as well as the environment,” said Kevin Smith. “I’m honoured to be part of a remarkable organization dedicated to clean energy innovation, and fueled by everyone’s passion to create markets around the world for deployment of renewable energy solutions that can meaningfully combat climate change.”

The finalists will be announced Monday, May 9, and winners will be announced at a black-tie Awards Gala on Tuesday, June 21, with more than 700 Founders, CEOs and other business leaders in attendance, at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California.