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Solar, storage & smart energy management empower local people & organisations. Investment in these technologies is essential if local leaders are to tackle climate change, improve air quality & facilitate the transition to a smart energy system.

Our new report Leading Lights demonstrates how councils can lead on solar today and makes 10 recommendations to help all councils boost their solar capacity. The STA and its members want to work directly with local authorities, Metro Mayors & city leaders to spread knowledge and best practice. By working together we can accelerate a level playing field for distributed power from central Government & from Ofgem.

How can we help you?

Download the STA resources for local authorities

Get in touch and join our Leading Lights Local Authority Network

Spread the word РDownload our communications pack

Ask for an STA member to present Leading Lights to your council

Get involved in our regional workshops, which we’ll be holding with MPs and local leaders.

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Key findings from the report

The STA can offer further support to full local authority members including;

  • Clear & up to date industry information on technology & project costs & financing
  • Supporting evidence for ambitious planning policies
  • Expert representation on the BEIS Smart Systems Forum & ENA technical working groups in support of distributed power & local flexibility market creation
  • Expert advice on safeguarding quality when structuring procurement processes & tenders
  • STA’s regular newsletter summarising key developments in policy & news
  • Access to the industry & to major investors
  • Collaborative working to secure effective national frameworks to level the playing field for local leaders.

 

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