40 Years of the Solar Trade Association

Believe it or not, in 2018 the STA celebrated its 40th anniversary at the forefront of the UK solar transformation.

Solar energy started as a pioneering niche technology with very little impact on the UK energy system, but in the last decade, the costs have plummeted, innovation has flourished and there is now nearly 13GW of solar capacity in UK and a million solar roofs. The next decade will see solar, alongside other decentralised renewable technologies and energy storage, move firmly into the mainstream. New business models, innovations and a fast maturing sector will make solar even more accessible in the UK, against a backdrop of global expansion of the technology.

40 years of solar