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

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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!

Energy Networks

  • May 31st - 18:00-23:45
  • Venue: De Hems Dutch Cafe Bar

Energy Networks will be convening at the Gallery Bar at De Hems Dutch Cafe Bar, Soho for an evening of renewable energy & smart grid networking.

Smart Energy Marketplace

  • June 19th (All Day)
  • Venue: Sandy Park

Smart Energy Marketplace is the largest smart and renewable energy event in the south west, taking place on 19 June at Sandy Park Exeter and attended by over 500 leading companies from across the clean energy sector.

Now in its eighth year, the event has evolved to provide the perfect platform for industry experts to focus on the energy system as a whole, including the gas network, electricity systems and disruptive new technologies such as energy storage and electric vehicle infrastructure.

Vision 2018

  • June 21st- June 22nd
  • Venue: Business Design Centre

Vision is the event for Architects, Technologists, Designers, Developers, Specifiers and their clients. Celebrating design, specification and product innovation in creating smarter buildings and better places.

40 years of Solar: The STA’s 40th anniversary

  • July 5th - 16:00-22:00
  • Venue: London's Living Room, City Hall

Believe it or not, this year the STA is celebrating its 40th anniversary at the forefront of the UK solar transformation. So for our showcase event of 2018 we will be gathering, with friends and colleagues, to celebrate the growth of solar energy in the UK and looking at what the future has in store.

Behind the Meter Storage Working Group

  • July 11th - 10:30-12:30
  • Venue: TBC

The STA BTM 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.


PV Rooftop Working Group

  • July 11th - 13:00-15:00
  • Venue: TBC

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.

New Build Working Group

  • July 11th - 15:15-16:45
  • Venue: TBC

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.

Scottish Renewables’ Solar Conference 2018

  • September 4th- September 9th
  • Venue: COSLA

Join Scottish Renewables in Edinburgh to hear about the role of solar in Scotland’s future energy system and the changes required to secure the future of the sector.

Large Scale Asset Management Working Group

  • September 6th - 00:00-00:00
  • Venue: TBC

The STA Large Scale and Asset Management working group leads on protecting existing assets from policy and tax risks, maximising value from existing assets— from O&M contracts to PPAs, and identifying new business models. A key topic of engagement has been working to improve dialogue with Distribution Network Operators on annual planning and outage management.

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