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 …

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One cheer for the domestic RHI?

Stuart Elmes, CEO of Viridian Solar, member of the Board of Directors of the STA and Chair of the STA Solar Thermal Working Group has done an excellent blog for Next Energy News about solar thermal and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). To read the blog, click here.

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Solar thermal – the forgotten older brother?

This is an article by Chris Roberts, the Solar Trade Association’s Technical Specialist and Managing Director of Poweri Services Ltd, which was written for and published in Solar Business Focus UK. For many years heating water using the power of the Sun was the most popular of all small-scale renewable energy technologies. I’ve been involved in this industry since the turn of …