Our Events

Our events are a hub for doing business in the UK solar industry, building the relationships and helping you seal the deals to make your company grow. STA paid events bring together influencers and opinion shapers form the industry, government and other bodies. At our members only meetings and working groups, key decisions are made on the position that STA takes on important issues while allowing members to network with others in the industry. Our list of carefully selected partner events provide a pre-screened list of interesting and relevant events to attend. Click on the event categories or view the list below to learn more about upcoming events.

Past Events

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Solar Thermal Working Group – Online

  • January 23rd - 11:30-13:00
  • Venue: Online

To involve as many people as possible we have decided to trial an online working group using GoToMeeting. This will be in addition to traditional working groups, with the potential of running every other 6-weekly meetings online. Do join in for some or all of this event and do give us your feedback for this plan.

STA Scotland Working Group

  • January 24th - 09:30-16:30
  • Venue: Anderson Strathern, Edinburgh

STA Scotland, which is a sub-committee of the STA Board of Directors, coordinates the work of the STA in Scotland, both on solar PV and solar thermal, rooftop and ground mount. It is made up of two sub working groups, the STA Scotland Policy and Communications Working Group and the STA Scotland Rooftop Solar Working Group.

Rushlight Show

  • January 25th - 08:00-17:00
  • Venue: The Royal Geographical Society

The 9th Rushlight Show, kindly sponsored by Innovate UK, BEIS, Flanders Investment & Trade,  Carbon Limiting Technologies, Sage, Granted Consultancy, Venner Shipley and Smith & Williamson, is taking place on Thursday 25 January 2018 at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London.  It is the leading event for cleantech companies and sustainable solutions to meet investors and financiers, corporate customers, government departments, advisers and intermediaries in the heart of London.

O&M Working Group

  • January 25th- October 24th
  • Venue: Bird & Bird

The STA O&M Working Group works to establish standards, best practice priorities and needs in O&M in the industry. Themes include health and safety, performance and operational optimisation, data management, monitoring and communication, and biodiversity.

Solar Finance & Investment Europe

  • January 30th- January 31st
  • Venue: London - Grange City Hotel

Solar Finance & Investment Europe is the leading event for PV asset owners, developers and financiers all over Europe to discuss secondary market trends, refinancing, post-subsidy development and international opportunities. If you looking for anyone that is buying or selling a PV asset or is developing one this is the place to be.

Grid Scale Working Group

  • January 30th - 10:00-13:00
  • Venue: Simmons & Simmons

The STA Grid Scale Working group seeks to address the barriers facing utility scale battery storage developments, to enable its widespread adoption. Themes include working with Ofgem on co-location guidance for solar+storage, and ensuring a role for grid-scale storage in the Frequency Response and Capacity markets. 

Large Scale Asset Management Working Group

  • February 1st - 15:00-17:00
  • Venue: Simmons & Simmons

The STA Large Scale and Asset Management working group leads on protecting existing assets from policy and tax risks, maximising value from existing assets— from O&M contracts to PPAs, and identifying new business models. A key topic of engagement has been working to improve dialogue with Distribution Network Operators on annual planning and outage management.

New Build Working Group

  • February 6th - 10:00-11:30
  • Venue: Simmons & Simmons

The STA New Build Working Group leads on increasing deployment of solar PV and solar thermal on new build domestic and commercial buildings. We work with the government, the construction industry and the public to make sure that solar is they key solution to sustainable buildings.

PV Rooftop Working Group

  • February 6th - 11:45-14:30
  • Venue: Simmons & Simmons

The STA PV Rooftop and Storage Working Group leads on the domestic and commercial rooftop market. It discusses cost reductions, stakeholder engagement, impacts of Feed-in Tariff and Renewables Obligation policy and produces guides to help installers. The group also discusses technical issues surrounding G83, G59, MCS standards and fire safety standards.

Behind the Meter Storage Working Group

  • February 6th - 14:45-16:30
  • Venue: Simmons & Simmons

The STA BTM Storage working group aims to responsibly and sustainably grow the residential and commercial storage market by supporting different business models and increasing connections with the broader smart power industry, such as EVs and smart home appliances. Regulatory clarity, including the VAT and business rates treatment of storage features heavily in the sessions. The group also discusses design and installation standards, grid-related issues including charging and metering, aggregation services and the development of new storage-enabling tariffs.

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