About Us

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Since 1978, the Solar Trade Association (STA) has worked to promote the benefits of solar energy and to make its adoption easy and profitable for domestic and commercial users.

A not-for-profit association, we are funded entirely by our membership, which includes installers, manufacturers, distributors, large scale developers, investors and law firms.

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What we do

The STA is the leading voice for the UK’s solar industry, with a proven track record of winning significant breakthroughs and defending industry interests.

On your behalf, and drawing on expertise from right across the solar industry, we undertake in-house policy development and provide advice and analysis to Government departments, politicians, agencies, regulators, other key decision-makers, NGOs, the media and other stakeholders.

Structure of the STA

The STA is overseen by a Board of Directors and policy is decided on the principle of one member, one vote. Beneath the Board there are several working groups covering: policy, technical groups for PV and ST, large scale PV, grid, public relations and lobbying as well as new build.

STA Articles and Bylaws

The STA and its members are governed by the Articles and Bylaws. These documents set out the rules governing the Association including powers of the Board of Directors, membership criteria and disciplinary procedures.

The Articles and Bylaws may be updated from time to time and the current versions can be downloaded below.

We are proud members of:

  • Solar Power Europe
  • ESTIF