It’s time to shake off solar thermals preconceptions

It’s time to look again at solar thermal. The strategic importance of this mature, proven technology is growing as our homes become more thermally efficient and require less space heating – we will continue to need hot water. The UK also needs to do much more to decarbonise heat, where we lag badly behind in Europe. Solar thermal is well …

Guest Blog: BLP – Energy Storage Challenges

Ahead of the STA Storage Seminar on the 7th of November here is a preview of what to expect. Kiran Arora of BLP, our event partner and speaker has written a blog on the challenges that the behind the meter storage market faces, highlighting some of our main themes to be explored at the event. Energy Storage: Behind the Meter –  8 Key Challenges …

One step forwards, two steps back? The strange case of Tory solar policy

Blog by Seb Berry, the Director of Corporate Communication at Solarcentury and Vice Chair of the Solar Trade Association wrote for Brighter Blue The Conservative Party has had an on-off love affair with the solar industry ever since the heady days of David Cameron’s Quality of Life Commission. Professionally, I was happy to serve on the Commission. It helped to …

Smart Energy Plan

24/07/2017 STA Policy Manager Chris Hewett was interviewed for BBC News on the publication of the BEIS smart energy proposals. Chris discussed the exciting growth of the UK storage and solar markets, while also highlighting the significant barriers faced and government opportunities for regulation change. As always the STA are proud to be representing the industry especially as we further expand STA …

Solar: nothing to hide, everything to offer

  This blog is by Leonie Greene, Head of External Affairs, STA Reading some of the coverage of the Public Accounts Committee report on Government’s funding of clean energy schemes you’d be forgiven for thinking backing solar was costing households a lot of money. It isn’t. That is why we welcome all the transparency we can get. The National Audit …