Steve Williams Scoops “Solar Innovator of the Year” Award

by | Oct 18, 2019 | Awards

Clean Solar Solutions are proud to announce that our Managing Director, Steve Williams, has been awarded the title ‘U.K. Solar Industry Innovator 2019’ at this year’s Solar & Storage Live event, hosted by Terrapinn.  It is an acheivement that recognises the tireless work that Steve has put into building Clean Solar Solutions and crucially, recognises his continuing contribution to the U.K. solar industry.

Speaking of his award, Steve comments “To be voted for by your industry peers as a ‘game-changer’ and ‘industry innovator’ is indeed a privilege and humbling experience.  Wife, children and solar.  That is my whole life, in that order.  I love this industry and I love what I do.  I love my story, my humble background, my achievements to date and my ambitions for my future.

‘I am impassioned about solar, an industry that I only came into 6 years ago.  I had no grand designs, no big vision, no plans to become an expert.  I just came to clean some solar panels for some clever people who were doing their bit to save the planet and earn a living.  I knew I was operating with people who were operating on a much higher level than me, so I had to learn and educate myself pretty quickly.  As I did, ‘solar’ seduced me and I have been head over heels in love with my work ever since.

‘I try to improve myself, the people around me, my companies and the industry I am honoured to be involved in.  I hope to continue in the same vein.  I feel I still have much to learn and much to accomplish.  I have many, many people to thank, not least my wife, Karen, who is a director in the business and who has pushed and encouraged me to pursue my dreams and aspirations.  

I hope to continue to serve the industry for many years to come and hope we all push forward, professional, innovative and with a great deal of communal success.”

 Not content to sit back and relax after winning his award, Steve networked/partied (!) all night and was on a 6am flight to Amsterdam, where he continued his innovative work, educating the solar industry about cleaning floating solar panels at the world’s first dedicated floating solar event, hosted by Solarplaza.

As a team, we witness Steve’s work ethic and leadership and we feel confident that he will continue to drive us, the people, his companies and the solar industry forward in any way he can.