Membership benefits

Why join the Solar Trade Association?

Joining the Solar Trade Association will bring real benefits to you and your business. Why not ask our current members which of these apply to them?

Influence public policy

  • Help us influence public policy to ensure stability and remove barriers so that your business can grow – we have a proven track record of winning policy breakthroughs for the industry
  • Get involved in the STA’s Working Groups to make sure you are on the cutting edge of the industry – we have eight different working groups covering PR, Lobbying and Marketing, O&M, New Build, Policy, PV Rooftop and Storage, Scotland, Solar Thermal and Strategic Grid
  • Free advice and clarifications on any detailed policy questions you have
  • Have your interests represented within MCS and RECC

Grow your business

  • Market your business on our ‘Find an installer’ tool so that potential new customers can get in touch with you. We get a lot of homeowners, farmers and other potential customers calling us asking to be put in touch with a solar company near them
  • Get advice from STA experts on public relations to help your marketing go further
  • Market yourself for free in our weekly newsletter and establish yourself as a leader in your sector
  • Network with other industry representatives, potential clients and stakeholders at STA events and working groups
  • Expand into other parts of the UK – STA Scotland has been a springboard for many of our members expanding into Scotland
  • Explore export opportunities through our workshops and relationships with UK Trade & Investment and embassies abroad – both in Europe and in the developing world

Reduce your costs

  • Big discounts on tickets to STA events
  • Free advice from our experts on any technical issues you have
  • Stay on the inside track with our weekly newsletter, regular market intelligence and policy updates delivered straight to your inbox
  • Access to our online library of market research and technical reports

Enhance your credibility

  • Display the STA logo on your material and website to show your long-term commitment to the industry – our logo acts as a ‘trust signal’ for potential new customers
  • Green your brand and show your commitment to a cleaner future
  • Help shape best practice in the industry and raise standards – our ‘Commercial Rooftop Solar Confidence Checklist’ and ‘10 Commitments’ have become gold standards in the development of solar rooftops and farms