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.

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PV Rooftop and Storage Working Group – Members only

  • January 18th - 10:30-13:30
  • Venue: Watson Farley & Williams LLP

The STA PV Rooftop and Storage Working Group leads on the domestic and commercial rooftop market and small-scale electricity storage.

Solar Thermal Working Group – Members only

  • January 18th - 14:00-17:00
  • Venue: Watson Farley & Williams LLP

The STA Solar Thermal Working Group leads on all issues relating to the solar thermal industry, including policy issues such as the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and technical developments.

Chair: Patrick Davis, Cool-Sky Ltd

Strategic Grid Working Group – Members Only

  • January 24th - 10:00-13:00
  • Venue: Simmons & Simmons

The STA Strategic Grid Working Group leads on complex grid issues, for large-scale, commercial and domestic solar and liaises with other stakeholders to improve grid capacity and connections.

ESN Symposium 2017

  • January 25th - 09:00-17:00

The Electricity Storage Network’s annual open symposium for 2017 examines the latest technical, commercial, legal and regulatory trends with experts providing their views on the deployment of electricity storage in the power system, from consumer and community level to the larger projects on major distribution and transmission connected site.

Solar Finance & Investment Europe

  • January 31st- February 2nd
  • Venue: Grange City Hotel

This 3-day conference, now in its 4th year is the only solar finance event focusing on European assets.

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Energy Now Expo2017

  • February 8th- February 9th
  • Venue: Telford International Centre

The Energy Now Expo showcases the renewable energy opportunities available to the agricultural and rural communities of the UK.

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STA Scotland – Members Only

  • February 9th - 09:00-16:00
  • Venue: TBC

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.

Operations and Maintenance Working Group – Members Only

  • February 21st - 14:00-17:00
  • Venue: Simmons and Simmons

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.

Scottish Renewables Low-Carbon Cities Conference

  • February 22nd - 09:00-16:30
  • Venue: COSLA, Edinburgh

With the bulk of Scotland’s power now coming from renewable energy and a new Scottish Climate Change Bill in the offing, Scotland continues to lead the way in building a low-carbon economy.

Energy Storage Summit

  • February 28th- March 1st
  • Venue: Victoria Park Plaza

Energy Storage Summit returns to London in February, and with interest building around the potential of the UK storage sector, the event expands across two days in 2017 to reflect the upward trajectory of this exciting market.

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SolarPower Summit

  • March 7th- March 8th
  • Venue: Thon Hotel EU

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New Build Working Group – Members Only

  • March 14th - 14:00-17:00
  • Venue: Watson Farley & Williams LLP

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.

Scottish Renewables Annual Conference: Scotland’s Energy Evolution

  • March 21st- March 22nd
  • Venue: Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh

The next 12 months will herald a new Energy Strategy and stricter carbon reduction targets for Scotland, an industrial strategy and the publishing of a climate change plan at Westminster, and further clarity on the emerging shape of Britain’s likely exit from the EU.

BGS Solar Energy Summit

  • April 24th- April 25th
  • Venue: France

France is on the way to become next-big-thing on European solar map as French government has introduced new solar support mechanism that is designed to help making a transition towards more renewables and aid the country’s carbon reduction efforts.

Operations and Maintenance Working Group – Members Only

  • May 9th - 14:00-17:00
  • Venue: Simmons and Simmons

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.

All-Energy Exhibition and Conference 2017

  • May 10th- May 11th
  • Venue: SECC, Glasgow

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All-Energy has provided the industry suppliers, experts and thought-leaders from the renewable energy supply chain the opportunity to connect with new customers, increase their sales opportunities and expand business networks in this fast-changing marketplace.

New Build Working Group – Members Only

  • June 13th - 10:00-13:00
  • Venue: Watson Farley & Williams LLP

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.

Future Energy & Finance

  • November 28th- November 30th

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