STA events


Rooftop Solar Roadshow

  • May 1st- May 9th
  • Venue: Bristol - Edinburgh - Manchester - Peterborough

Capturing opportunity in a subsidy-free era


Calling all installers!

The Rooftop Solar Roadshow is a set of half-day seminars aimed at supporting SME installers to navigate and master the new post-subsidy solar landscape in the UK.

The permanent closure of the FiT scheme at the end of March is predicted to impact the residential retrofit sector most but the long-term market opportunity should not be overlooked. While public support for solar is exceptionally high and new technologies are enabling consumers to access additional benefits, 96% of homes in the UK still do not have solar on their roofs.

These educational seminars will commercially upskill installers to leverage drivers such as the uptake of EVs and Local Authority initiatives to unlock new business and help accelerate the smart energy transition. Attendees will also be briefed on how the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), the remaining government policy mechanism the STA helped design, could operate via suppliers and how it could affect consumers.

A workshop by an award winning sales trainer, Q&A sessions and networking opportunities will ensure attendees get the most value out of the seminar.

Bristol - Edinburgh - Manchester - Peterborough


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Staying positive – The Smart Export Guarantee and negative electricity prices in GB

  • March 29th - 14:00-15:00
  • Venue: Webinar Insights

As the Feed-in Tariff draws to a close at the end of this month, Government has put forward a “Smart Export Guarantee” (SEG) for households and businesses with on-site renewable generation.

This proposed price floor of zero would supposedly protect prosumers from the risk of negative electricity prices – But how significant a risk is this?

What does the evidence from other jurisdictions tell us?

And how can we ensure that all renewable electricity receives a fair market price?


Join the STA policy team for an in-depth look at the SEG, and what a future of increasingly volatile wholesale power prices could mean for the rooftop solar industry going forward.

Registration now open!


G99 & G100: Grid Connection and Export Limitation

  • March 27th - 12:30-17:30
  • Venue: Solar Trade Association

This 1-day course covers the connection of large scale embedded generators to the distribution network. It is suitable for contractors installing solar PV systems, wind turbines and batteries up to around 50MW. Where candidates are going on to complete G99 applications on behalf of a client, Narec DE can provide follow-on consultancy to assist with securing grid connections

Webinar: Best Selling Practices for Inverter Upgrades

  • February 19th - 16:00-17:00
  • Venue: Webinar

Developed in coordination with the STA, this webinar will explore best industry practice for preventing mis-selling and enhancing system safety, whilst simultaneously maximising your business' potential.

Solar & Storage Live 2018

  • October 16th- October 18th
  • Venue: National Exhibition Centre

We look forward to seeing you at this year's Solar & Storage Live, where we have a number of exciting sessions lined up.

We will be available throughout the event at stand P72, so do take the opportunity to meet us face-to-face and discuss any matters that are important to you!

If you are attending on the first day, you can also find us at Piazza Suite 1 for breakfast and lunch courtesy of Segen.

Energy Systems: Storage 2018

  • November 5th - 12:30-17:30
  • Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Join the UK’s leading renewable trade associations, RenewableUK and the Solar Trade Association, to explore what our energy system would need from storage to achieve 100% of our energy needs from renewable generation, and the new technologies that can get us there.

STA AGM 2018

  • July 5th - 14:30-17:00
  • Venue: Browns Butlers Wharf

This meeting is open to all members and you will have an opportunity to hear a summary of our activities for the year and elect two new board members.

Our guest speaker Simon Brown, Head of Onshore Wind and Solar at BEIS will be outlining the latest government thinking on the post-FiT framework.

O&M and Asset Management 2018

  • December 6th (All Day)
  • Venue: Bird&Bird

Join us on December 6 2018 at Bird&Bird LLP for the STA and SolarPower Europe's annual O&M and Asset Management conference, where we will be exploring a number of key topics.

This event is now in its third year running, and has become the highlight of the O&M calendar, so be sure to save the date in your diary, and keep an eye open for further announcements in the coming weeks.

Solar Thermal Working Group – Online

  • April 27th - 11:25-13:00
  • Venue: GoToMeeting

To involve as many people as possible we have moved half of these working groups online using GoToMeeting. This will be in addition to traditional working groups, with the potential of running every other 6-weekly meetings online. Do join in for some or all of this event.

The Future of Solar in Scotland

  • May 31st - 08:30-18:30
  • Venue: PwC Glasgow

Our annual solar conference this year will be in Glasgow, where we will be exploring the future of solar in Scotland. Be sure to book early to avoid missing out on what will be another exciting and informative event!

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