Why Powerstar

Powerstar voltage optimisation systems work alongside industry associations and trade organisations.

Powerstar has been recognised as a market leader in voltage optimization through achievement of awards and accreditations whilst Virtue has received awards for its innovation.

EcoVadis CSR Rating

EcoVadis CSR Rating: Silver Recognition

In 2018 Powerstar worked with EcoVadis in order to achieve CSR formal certification.

The EcoVadis assessment covers four areas: Environment, Labour Practices & Human Rights, Fair Business Practices, and Sustainable Procurement. For all of these areas, a wide range of documentation and information was provided for evaluation by Powerstar during the assessment period.

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ETL Battery Storage Framework

Powerstar has been chosen as a supplier for ETL’s Battery Storage Framework that supports public sector clients to procure battery storage solutions to help reduce fixed and variable charges, and generate savings by reducing Triad, DUoS and Capacity Market charges, and utilise grid incentives such as Firm Frequency Response (FFR).

Learn more about the framework by clicking here.

Avetta Consortium Member

Powerstar is a proud member of the Avetta consortium which meet stringent standards for superior businesses. Avetta connects the world’s leading organisations with qualified suppliers, contractors, and vendors.

Quality Assurance ISO9001

Powerstar has been certified by BSI to ISO 9001:2015 under certificate number FS579032.

Environmental Management ISO14001

Powerstar has been certified by BSI to ISO 14001:2015 under certificate number EMS600861.

Regen member

Powerstar is a proud member of Regen, a centre of energy expertise and market insights with a mission to transform the world’s energy systems for a low carbon future.

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UL Quality Assurance

Powerstar has been certified by UL for quality and safety under file number E472553.

To learn more about the UL accreditation read our blog by clicking here.

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SafeContractor Accreditation

Powerstar has been successfully awarded the SafeContractor Accreditation under membership number SP4837.

SafeContractor is a leading accreditation which reassures customers that Powerstar is health and safety compliant across every aspect of the business.

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Electricity Storage Network (ESN) Member Since 2016

Powerstar is a proud member of the Electricity Storage Network. ESN is an industry group for companies and organisations that are active in the deployment, design, consumption and research of electricity storage for network connected applications.

Environmental Business of the Year 2014

Winners of the Environmental Business of the Year award and the 2014, Sheffield Business Awards.
The company was also shortlisted for the 2014 International Business of the Year Award.

European Utility Week – Product Innovation Awards

Powerstar’s VIRTUE was named winner of the ‘Renewable Energy & Grid Integration’ award along with the overall ‘European Product Innovation of the Year’. The product was also shortlisted for the ‘Energy Storage’ category.

Care4Air Award

Business Award winner of the Care4Air Award, in recognition of manufacturing solutions that help reduce carbon emissions.

UK Trade & Investment

Winners of the UKTI (UK Trade & Investment) Exporter of the Year Award, for success in expansion of company to develop Australian office facilities.

British Chambers of Commerce

Provided with accreditation to carry the British Chamber of Commerce logo due to export success of solutions which are fully manufactured in the UK.

Private Business Awards

Winners of the PWC Yorkshire Private Business Award and amongst shortlisted companies for the National Private Business Award.

Yorkshire’s Finest

Winners of the ‘Yorkshires Finest’ Innovation award in 2011, awarded by the Yorkshire Post for the launch of the innovative Powerstar MAX system.

Smart DTI Award

A European award, presented to Powerstar designer and company Chief Executive Officer, Dr Alex Mardapittas, for innovation in the field of technology.

NICEIC Approved Contractor

The NICEIC Approved Contractor Scheme is for electrical contractors undertaking design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of electrical installations to BS 7671.

Innovator 10

Yorkshire Forward Innovation Award winners 2010, awarded for development of Powerstar, an innovative, patented solution that is fully designed, manufactured, and engineered in Yorkshire.

Made In Sheffield

Accredited in 2010 with the Made In Sheffield mark, awarded to select companies within Sheffield who uphold the cities standards of excellence in manufacturing.