Our Events

Our events are a hub for doing business in the UK solar industry, 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


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.

The future for regulation and competition for UK utilities – infrastructure investment, innovation and consumer value in the telecoms, water and energy markets

  • February 26th - 09:00-13:00
  • Venue: Central London

Scheduled to take place at the time when the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) is considering submissions to its review of the regulatory regime for utilities. This conference will provide an opportunity to gain insight on the progress of the review and initial thinking on the consultation responses, as well as to feed into discussion on the future shape of UK utilities regulation landscape.

Solar Heat Working Group

  • February 26th - 13:30-16:00
  • Venue: Gemserv Offices

This meeting follows on from the MCS Solar Thermal Working Group, with focus on new developments and emerging opportunities across the Solar Heat sector.

FutureBuild 2019

  • March 5th- March 7th
  • Venue: ExCel London

SolarPower Summit

  • March 6th- March 7th
  • Venue: Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place

The SolarPower Summit is SolarPower Europe’s annual flagship event. It takes place for two days and brings together over 300 industry representatives from all major energy players, as well as SMEs and a range of decision makers from across the EU and beyond, and is recognised as one of the most important energy events in Brussels.

Next steps for driving innovation in the UK energy sector: collaboration, commercialisation and the impact of policy

  • March 7th - 08:30-13:00
  • Venue: Central London

This seminar will discuss next steps for supporting innovation in UK energy generation, and delivering leadership in new energy technology.

Solar Heat Networks: Policy, Planning, Design & Performance

  • March 8th - 10:00-16:30
  • Venue: BEIS

This event, hosted by BEIS and the International Energy Agency (IEA) Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP), is a unique opportunity to bring together various stakeholders involved in the implementation of heat networks to discuss how solar heat can be used to affordably reduce the carbon emissions of both existing and new heat networks.

This workshop is part of IEA SHC Task 55: Towards the Integration of Large SHC Systems into District Heating and Cooling (DHC) Networks

C&I and Utility-Scale Storage Working Group

  • March 19th - 14:00-16:30
  • Venue: Bird & Bird


Scotland Build 2019

  • March 20th- March 21st
  • Venue: SEC Glasgow

Scotland Build 2019, now in its fourth year, is Scotland's leading and largest construction show dedicated entirely to opportunities in building, construction, architecture and design across Scotland.

Scotland Build is free-to-attend and is like a Who's Who of the built environment industry. Attendees include Scotland's main contractors, architects, civil engineers, developers, local councils, construction professionals and more. The show features 150+ exhibitors, 150+ CPD-accredited conference sessions across 5 conference theatres, Meet the Buyer sessions and incredible networking opportunities.

Scotland Build is not your average construction show. Scotland Build believes that doing business should be fun and includes the popular Festival of Construction with live comedy acts, entertainment, celebrity guests, live music, prize giveaways and much more.

Smart Energy Northern Ireland

  • April 10th - 08:45-13:30
  • Venue: Metropolitan Arts Centre

Following on from the inaugural successful Smart Energy conference in 2018, NIRIG will host Smart Energy 2019 on 10 April at the MAC Belfast. As the key renewables event in Northern Ireland it brings together practitioners, industry representatives and policy-makers to engage on current issues of interest to the sector and respond to the new challenges and opportunities facing the energy industry.

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