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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STA Scotland Working Group

  • May 30th - 10:00-16:00
  • Venue: Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

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.

Next steps for energy storage in the UK: policy priorities, regulation, and delivering storage at scale

  • June 20th - 09:00-13:00
  • Venue: Central London

This conference will discuss next steps for energy storage in the UK - with discussion on innovation, regulation and policy priorities.

C&I and Utility-Scale Storage Working Group

  • June 26th - 14:00-16:30
  • Venue: Watson Farley & Williams

 

O&M Working Group

  • July 4th - 11:00-14:00
  • Venue: Bird & Bird

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

  • July 4th - 13:00-16:00
  • Venue: Bird & Bird

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.

RE-SourceUK 2019

  • July 8th - 09:00-17:00
  • Venue: The Guildhall, London

RE-SourceUK 2019 is the UK’s leading corporate and public sector energy procurement event.

RenewableUK and the Solar Trade Association are working in partnership to deliver this event in the UK, bringing the European RE-Source platform to the UK for the first time.

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.

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.

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