STA Blogs: The Future of Solar in Scotland

Blog by Chris Clark, Director of Emtec Energy & STA Scotland Chair Ahead of the Future of Solar in Scotland event on the 31st May, PWC Glasgow Chris Clark explains the history of STA Scotland and the bright future the group is planning for solar in Scotland.  Solar in Scotland, who would have thought it? That certainly seems to be …

STA Blogs: Swindon’s pioneering approach to solar

Blog by Steve Cains, Head of Power Solutions, Public Power Solutions Budget cuts and increasing pressure on services have compelled Local Authorities to think of different ways to fill the ever-growing funding gap. Councils have been taking different approaches to this problem, depending on local circumstances. Commercial investment boards set up by local authorities now scrutinise ways to generate long-term …

Leading Lights: How Local Authorities are Making Solar and Storage Work Today

A new report published by the STA today[1] shows how local councils are leading the way on solar by building modern solar homes, developing ‘subsidy-free’ solar farms, master planning ‘smart’ neighbourhoods and using solar to save money and provide stable sources of revenue to fund services. Highlights from the collection of 26 pioneering and proven case studies, which detail financing, …

The Future of Energy – A Need for Self-Reliance

Blog by Paul Hutchens, Founder and Managing Director at Eco2Solar and STA Board Member We live in an age of fragile world markets, politically-motivated events, concerns around world food production and potentially climate change driven catastrophes – all of which impact on the availability and cost of energy production. This clearly highlights the need for the UK to become more …

Solar Mis-selling: How to Spot the Signs

Blog by Aleksandra Klassen, Policy Analyst at The Solar Trade Association A disreputable salesperson will often hook a customer with an eye-catching, but plausible, scenario of how their target customer is either at risk or missing out on an easy benefit. Here are some myths currently doing the rounds that we in the solar industry are concerned are leading to …

The UK Clean Growth Strategy and the Role for Solar in Delivering it

In October 2017 the UK Government published its Clean Growth Strategy, setting out the actions that it will take to reduce emissions, increase efficiency and help to lower the amount that consumers and businesses spend on energy, and putting clean growth at the centre of a modern Industrial Strategy. Leastways, that’s what the foreword written by Theresa May said it …