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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Rooftop O&M Working Group

  • January 23rd - 10:00-12:00
  • Venue: Watson Farley & Williams

This Working Group brings together leaders in the O&M sector to facilitate discussion around key issues in the maintenance of Rooftop PV.

PV Rooftop Working Group

  • January 23rd - 12:45-14:45
  • Venue: Watson Farley & Williams

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

  • January 23rd - 15:00-16:45
  • Venue: Watson Farley & Williams

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.

Renewable and Nuclear Energy – Removing CO₂ from the Energy Mix

  • January 30th- January 1st
  • Venue: CMS London

This Conference will look at whole system thinking - how can we design the highest possible performing system (clean, reliable, affordable, flexible) with a diverse portfolio of technologies? A standardised & consistent approach to best practice in: financing, regulation, siting, supply chain development and capability, project management across all technologies in whole system

Rushlight Show

  • January 30th (All Day)
  • Venue: Church House

RUSHLIGHT SHOW - LONDON, 30 JANUARY 2020

The 11th Rushlight Show, kindly sponsored by Innovate UK, BEIS, Flanders Investment & Trade,  Carbon Limiting Technologies, Granted Consultancy, Venner Shipley and London South Bank University, is taking place on Thursday 30 January 2020 at Church House Westminster, Deans Yard, Westminster, London, SW1P 3NZ.  It is the leading event for cleantech companies and sustainable solutions to meet investors and financiers, corporate customers, government departments, advisers and intermediaries in the heart of London.

Solar Heat Working Group

  • January 31st - 14:00-16:00
  • Venue: N/A - Online

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

Please note you must be a STA member to participate.

Solar Finance & Investment Europe

  • February 5th- February 6th
  • Venue: Victoria Park Plaza

Solar Finance & Investment Europe (SFIEurope) returns to London on 5-6th Feb. Join us to find out institutional investors’ plans for the market, new solar markets, solar+storage, post-subsidy projects, large energy buyers’ needs, bifacial panels and trackers, plus regional insight for Spain, Portugal, UK, Ireland, Italy, France, Netherlands, Greece, Ukraine and many more… and leave with new business.

STA Scotland Working Group

  • February 5th - 11:00-15:00
  • Venue: Anderson Strathern (Glasgow)

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.

Local Authority Steering Group

  • February 13th - 15:00-17:00
  • Venue: Solar Trade Association

Solar, storage and smart energy management empower local people and organisations. Investment in these technologies is essential if local leaders are to tackle climate change, improve air quality and facilitate the transition to a smart energy system. This STA Local Government Group leads on discussing and determining the key strategic opportunities in this sector.

Chaired by GRIDSERVE.

The Energy Storage Summit

  • February 25th- February 26th
  • Venue: Victoria Park Plaza

The Energy Storage Summit, now in its 5th year is renowned for its quality, breadth and expertise, featuring an all-encompassing range of strategic and technical sessions on the adoption and deployment of storage.

The Summit, in London on 25-26 February 2020, plays a pivotal role in the journey to propelling the industry into the next stage of its development, providing an unrivalled platform to develop the right partnerships and create business opportunities of all sizes.

  • Members Meetings
  • Partner Events
  • STA Paid Events
  • STA Scotland
  • Training Opportunities
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