Our Events

Our events are a hub for doing business in the UK solar industries, building the relationships and helping you seal the deals to make your company grow. STA paid events bring together influencers and opinion shapers form the industry, government and other bodies. At our members only meetings and working groups, key decisions are made on the position that STA takes on important issues while allowing members to network with others in the industry. Our list of carefully selected partner events provide a pre-screened list of interesting and relevant events to attend. Click on the event categories or view the list below to learn more about upcoming events.

Past Events

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Progress in solar energy – Building capacity and the importance of collaboration for a low-carbon Africa

  • July 19th - 18:00-19:30
  • Venue: Imperial College London - South Kensington Campus

Join researchers from Imperial College London, South Africa, Mauritius and Nigeria to hear about the latest advances in concentrated solar power (CSP) technology and the impacts of cross-continent collaboration for capacity building in African nations.

This event is free to attend.

The PPA Market for Solar Developers

  • July 23rd - 09:00-17:00
  • Venue: Friends House, Euston

 

Over 30GW of renewables and flexible generation find their way to market via a Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). Although technologies as diverse as rooftop solar, fuelled peaking plants, and co-location of storage and generation have offtake arrangements to secure revenue, the PPA contracts are of a broadly similar structure. This new one-day training session explains key PPA terms, and their bankability and interaction with financing structures, all from the perspective of the solar industry. . Our in-depth knowledge of the offtake market is used to detail wholesale market, subsidy scheme and embedded benefit pricing structures and how these are typically reflected for different technologies.  We also explore the offtaker market by looking at the differing products on offer now and the emergence of corporate PPAs.

New Build Working Group

  • July 24th - 10:00-12:00
  • Venue: Gowling WLG

The STA New Build Working Group leads on increasing deployment of solar PV and solar thermal on new build domestic and commercial buildings. We work with the government, the construction industry and the public to make sure that solar is they key solution to sustainable buildings.

PV Rooftop Working Group

  • July 24th - 12:45-14:45
  • Venue: Gowling WLG

The STA PV Rooftop and Storage Working Group leads on the domestic and commercial rooftop market. It discusses cost reductions, stakeholder engagement, impacts of Feed-in Tariff and Renewables Obligation policy and produces guides to help installers. The group also discusses technical issues surrounding G83, G59, MCS standards and fire safety standards.

Residential Energy Storage Working Group

  • July 24th - 15:00-16:45
  • Venue: Gowling WLG

The STA Residential Energy Storage working group aims to responsibly and sustainably grow the residential and commercial storage market by supporting different business models and increasing connections with the broader smart power industry, such as EVs and smart home appliances. Regulatory clarity, including the VAT and business rates treatment of storage features heavily in the sessions. The group also discusses design and installation standards, grid-related issues including charging and metering, aggregation services and the development of new storage-enabling tariffs.

STA Scotland Working Group

  • August 20th - 10:00-16:00
  • Venue: Anderson Strathern, Glasgow

STA Scotland, a sub-committee of the STA Board of Directors, coordinates the work of the STA in Scotland. The branch is helping to shape policy decisions that will enable Scotland to fully realise its potential for solar and storage applications within the electricity, heat and transport sectors. The working group focuses on removing barriers such as business rates, grid constraints, building standards, and planning frameworks and has a track record of delivering material outcomes to industry.

Setting Sights on Scottish Solar

  • September 2nd (All Day)
  • Venue: Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

 

Scotland’s accelerated race to net-zero has signalled a new level of leadership and ambition. The next several years will be critical in defining decarbonisation pathways and carving out a role for solar technology.

Register today to join 100 delegates from across the industry to learn, network and do business.

O&M and Asset Management 2019

  • December 5th (All Day)
  • Venue: Bird&Bird

Join us on December 5 2019 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 fourth 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.

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