Solar thermal (C) Norfolk Solar

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.

Solar thermal (C) Rayotec

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 …

New build solar in Kent (C) Eco2Solar

New build solar: Build a home, build a solar home

by Paul Hutchens, Chairman of the Solar Trade Association New Build Working Group and Managing Director of Eco2Solar Article published in Planning and Building Control Today, a digital quarterly production covering all aspects of planning, regeneration, construction and building control issues. You can view the magazine here. Solar is a cheap and easy way of making the new homes and offices …

Solar Impulse plane

Solar airplane shows power of sunshine electricity

A solar powered plane, Solar Impulse II, took off from Abu Dhabi this morning on the first leg of its round the world flight. Paul Barwell, CEO of the Solar Trade Association, commented: “This shows the power of solar technology: simple, clean and becoming ever more efficient.” “We are seeing solar racing cars, solar speed boats… soon the touchscreens on …

The Path to Zero Subsidy (part 2)

Our CEO Paul recently wrote a two-part guest blog in Solar Power Portal outlining the STA’s Path to Zero Subsidy. The second part focussed on “How do we get there?”, examining rates of return in a zero subsidy world and considering key cost reduction drivers that will enable the industry to operate without feed in tariffs. The blog was published in the …