PRESS RELEASE: STA new ‘Innovators’ membership offers free peer support and exposure to big investors

Today at Solar & Storage Live on ‘Innovation Day’ of Green GB Week, STA Chief Executive Chris Hewett will launch the Association’s new “Innovators” membership category, which offers a complimentary one-year membership to qualifying innovation start-ups. Early members include peer-to-peer trading platform Verv; SolarCoin, the world’s largest community-based solar electricity reward programme, pioneers in simplified Solar Thermal technology Soltropy, and …

PRESS RELEASE: STA Comments on IPCC Special Report on 1.5C

Central role of Wind and Solar in Climate Mitigation Puts Pressure on UK Energy Policy The IPCC report published today shows the heavy lifting for climate change mitigation will be done by renewables for all 1.5C pathways. Under 1.5C pathways the bulk of the necessary investment will be in renewables, ‘particularly solar and wind power’, with estimates of annual investment …

PRESS RELEASE: STA responds to Labour plans for increased solar deployment

Energy system driven by expanding wind and solar now offers lowest cost pathway Enabling ‘smart’ homes that interact intelligently with grid could save up to £6.9billion per annum 26th September 2018 Commenting on Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to conference today and widespread media coverage, where he is expected to talk about the Labour Government plans to increase solar deployment, as part …

Press Release: STA responds to the future of small scale renewables

Solar ‘coming of age’ but barriers must be removed urgently and smart homes enabled Vital to confirm fair export remuneration for future UK prosumers in line with EU consumer rights [1] 19th July 2018 The long overdue Call for Evidence on the future policy framework for small and medium scale renewables has been published by BEIS today. With all aspects …

Press Release: STA launches industry’s first-ever Best Practice Manual on distribution network outages

The Solar Trade Association (STA) today launched the UK solar industry’s first-ever best practice manual on the management and mitigation of network outages for Distribution Network Operators (DNOs), and for solar farms connected to their networks. Constraints on PV generation due to both planned and unplanned network outages, typically for maintenance work, are the most significant cause of lost power …

STA announces new CEO

29th November 2017: Chris Hewett has been appointed the new CEO of the UK’s leading solar body, the Solar Trade Association (STA). Chris, who has been leading on policy for the STA since June, brings 25 years’ of experience having previously headed up the Environment Agency’s climate change team. He has previously also worked for Green Alliance, IPPR and the …

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Budget Briefing; Solar Power & Storage

21st November 2017:   The STA has produced a short briefing ahead of the Budget, setting out current deployment and our key asks of the 2017 Autumn Budget. This​ budget is particularly important for the solar industry because Treasury policies are now key to securing a sustainable recovery in the solar sector, where deployment has fallen by 85% this year compared to 2015. We are looking to Treasury …

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