South West Sustainable Energy Champion Harry LopesHarry Lopes’ passion for clean electricity generation led him to found Solstice Renewables in 2012. Solstice is at the vanguard of solar development and has introduced the UK’s first split ownership community/ commercial project and community development with Lancashire Wildlife Trust. It developed 13 solar farms with a total capacity of 118 MW (40 MW in the south west), enough to power over 35,000 typical homes. Pete West Pete West has been instrumental in the establishment of Dorset Community Energy, a not-for-profit community benefit society, set up in August 2013. By 2015, the society had raised £488,000 of local community investment from 150 mainly local shareholders, to finance 12 solar PV installations on schools and four PV installations on community buildings of a total installed capacity of 420 kW. Gabriel WondrauschStarting from nothing, Gabriel has built SunGift into a thriving and successful business delivering solar PV, energy storage and LED lighting installations. Through this, he has delivered many ground-breaking projects such as the first installation of solar car ports on multi-storey car parks and has developed relationships with some of the most technologically advanced companies in the world. Dave TudgeyDave has been a passionate proponent of community energy in Bristol for many years, starting as a founder of the Easton Energy Group in 2009. He has been fundamental in the development of ground-breaking projects for the Easton Energy Group including Owen Square Community solar and heat pump system, and the solar micro-grid ‘Twos Project’. He has since gone on to become a founding director of Bristol Energy Network. Juliet DavenportJuliet Davenport OBE founded Good Energy in 1999, the first UK company to offer 100 percent renewable electricity. The company works with over 1,400 independent renewable generators to enable the generation of their own green power before Feed-In-Tariffs. She has appeared before Parliamentary inquiries, sat on Ofgem’s Sustainable Development Advisory Group, and joined a working group on decentralised energy established by the Climate Change Minister.Alistair MacphersonAlistair has lead the development of a fast-growing community energy organisation and demonstrated what can be achieved when local authorities form partnerships with community energy groups. He has balanced the organisation’s focus between significant renewable generation deployment and high-impact fuel poverty services. Since 2014, he has worked hard running three community shares schemes for rooftop and ground-mounted solar in Plymouth. Katie RevilleKatie is vice-chair of South Dartmoor Community Energy, is on the Cosy Devon board, was part of a recent delegation to the European Parliament and is part of a project seeking a grant from the Warm Home Discount. She organised a bond issue to finance a local 5 MW solar project alongside Bath & West Community Energy and has secured £36,000 in funding for local community energy.