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


Setting Sights on Scottish Solar 2019

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


Join us in Edinburgh on September 2 for our annual STA Scotland conference.

Tickets sold out last year, so register now to avoid disappointment.

STA Scotland Working Group

  • September 3rd - 09:00-12:00
  • Venue: Anderson Strathern, Edinburgh

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.

Invest in the Italian Solar PV Market

  • September 6th - 08:30-12:30
  • Venue: PwC


With the new subsidies coming into effect in the next few weeks, Italy is poised to scale up the top five list of the major Solar PV markets in Europe.

Energy market regulation, corporate PPAs, self-consumption and renewable energy communities are the main focus of stakeholders in the Italian solar PV market today.


Investing In A Net Zero Carbon Future

  • September 9th - 11:00-14:00
  • Venue: Burges Salmon LLP

Hosted by Burgess Salmon LLP, Chaired by eminent economist Dimitris Zenghelis and in conjunction with Dr Alison Green's Transition Lab, Energy Connectors LTD offers an opportunity to attend ‘Investing In A Zero Carbon Future’ mini conference.

Solar and Storage Live 2019

  • September 17th- September 19th
  • Venue: NEC, Birmingham

Solar & Storage Live 2019 will bring together the entire energy value chain, with experts, innovators and disruptors from the solar, EV and storage industries at a time when the global energy transition is already well underway.

But with new technologies, new players and new business models shaking up and transforming the energy sector, the industry needs to adapt to ensure there are more winners than losers in the innovation race.

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.

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