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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Solar Standards and Certification – IEA SHC Solar Academy Task 57

  • December 12th - 13:00-14:30
  • Venue: Webinar

As part of the IEA SHC Solar Academy, in which IEA SHC shares it’s work and supports R&D and implementation of solar heating and cooling projects worldwide, this webinar will present Task 57 on solar standards and certification. As part of the webinar, the Global Solar Certification Network, IEA SHCs work on ISO guidelines as well as different requirements in certification will be introduced.

Next steps for the renewable energy industry in the UK – finance, innovation and policy priorities

  • January 22nd - 08:30-13:00
  • Venue: Central London

This conference will bring together policymakers with key stakeholders to discuss the future of renewable energy in the UK - looking at the key issues for finance, innovation and policy.

New Build Working Group

  • January 22nd - 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

  • January 22nd - 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.

Behind the Meter Storage Working Group

  • January 22nd - 15:00-16:45
  • Venue: Gowling WLG

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.

O&M Working Group

  • January 24th - 14:00-17:00
  • Venue: TBC

The STA O&M Working Group works to establish standards, best practice priorities and needs in O&M in the industry. Themes include health and safety, performance and operational optimisation, data management, monitoring and communication, and biodiversity.

Next steps for heat networks in the UK: regulation, consumer engagement, and innovation in technology and infrastructure

  • January 29th - 08:30-12:00
  • Venue: Central London

 

This timely seminar will assess the future for heat networks in the UK and potential measures to support the growth of the sector - looking in particular at investment, policy and regulation, and next steps for innovation in technology and infrastructure.

Solar Finance and Investment: Europe

  • January 29th- January 30th
  • Venue: London

Now in its 6th year, Solar Finance & Investment Europe is firmly established as the must-attend event for solar developers, asset owners and financiers to understand the latest trends and opportunities in the European solar landscape.

STA Scotland Working Group

  • January 31st (All Day)
  • Venue: Anderson Strathern

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 driving innovation in the UK energy sector: collaboration, commercialisation and the impact of policy

  • March 7th - 08:30-13:00
  • Venue: Central London

This seminar will discuss next steps for supporting innovation in UK energy generation, and delivering leadership in new energy technology.

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