Moray engineer makes the finals list for innovation award

Grant’s Feasey’s work in Forres recognised by industry body

A MORAY ENGINEER who has worked his way to becoming a senior design engineer in just five years is being lined up for a national award.

Grant Feasey joined the Forres-based firm AES Solar in 2011 straight from the University of Strathclyde, working his way up to his current position and responsible for the development of a new solar thermal product for his company.

The product, ‘AES Supremacy’, is considered to be an engineering triumph as it managed to be simultaneously efficient, versatile and attractive. The revolutionary product makes fitting thermal solutions quicker and easier – meaning minimal disruption for home owners.

Now Grant’s role in its development has led to him being named as a finalist in the Young Professionals Green Energy Awards from the industry body Scottish Renewables – he will learn if he is successful at an awards event in Glasgow on May 26.

Grant said: “I am delighted to be a finalist in the awards – I put a lot of work into the design of the AES Supremacy to make it one of the best on the market. I am also thankful to AES Solar for the support and guidance they have given me, without which I would not have been short-listed.”

AES Solar managing director George Goudsmit added: “We are so pleased that one of our Engineers was selected for this prestigious award, it is a demonstration of the importance of nurturing the young talent that we have here in Scotland.”

Sonia Dunlop, spokesperson for the Solar Trade Association said: “The Solar Trade Association is delighted that Grant Feasey from AES Solar has been nominated for the engineering award.

“Solar thermal is a Made in Britain technology and his work is a great example of the research, development and innovation that is going into solar thermal across the UK.

“Research done here in Britain – and in Scotland – leads to UK patents and UK exports. We hope this will inspire both the Scottish and Westminster governments to continue to back solar thermal as a key technology for greening our heat and hot water demand.”