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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C&I and Utility-Scale Storage Working Group

  • September 26th - 15:00-17:00
  • Venue: Bird & Bird LLP

 

RE-Source 2019

  • October 2nd- October 3rd
  • Venue: Amsterdam

Co-organised by SolarPower Europe and WindEurope, in partnership with RE100 and WBCSD, RE-Source 2019 will gather leading experts to discuss the latest trends in PPAs and the corporate sourcing of renewable energy.

New Build Working Group

  • October 9th - 10:00-12:00
  • Venue: Bird & Bird LLP

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

  • October 9th - 12:45-14:45
  • Venue: Bird & Bird LLP

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

  • October 9th - 15:00-16:45
  • Venue: Bird & Bird LLP

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.

O&M Working Group

  • October 10th - 11:00-14:00
  • Venue: Osbourne Clarke

This Working Group is focused on establishing and advancing O&M standards and best practices across the ground-mount and large-scale rooftop PV industries. Key priorities include operational health and safety; performance optimisation; data management, monitoring and communication; and environmental stewardship.

Large-Scale PV Working Group

  • October 10th - 13:00-16:00
  • Venue: Osbourne Clarke

The STA Large-Scale PV working group leads on building a more favourable regulatory environment for existing assets, improving market conditions for new solar farm development, and maximising value from large-scale PV through innovative approaches to asset management. A key recent focus has been our work with Distribution Network Operators on mitigation of network outages during peak production periods.

Solar Heat Working Group

  • October 17th - 14:00-16:30
  • Venue: Watson Farley & Williams

The Solar Trade Association Solar Heat Working Group (STA Solar Heat WG) brings together the STA members that have an interest in the use of solar energy for thermal processes, i.e. solar heating or cooling. The STA Solar Heat WG provides STA members with a platform to engage constructively with HM Government on policy, stimulate collaborative innovation, promote public understanding of the use of solar energy for thermal processes and facilitate good industry practice.

Chair: Dr Richard Hall, Energy Transitions Limited

G99 & G100: Grid Connection and Export Limitation

  • November 6th- July 1st
  • 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.

STA members receive a 50% discount.

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.

This event is now in its fourth year running, and has become the highlight of the O&M calendar. Tickets sold out last year, so register now to avoid disappointment.

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