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.

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Solar Power Engineers Forum

  • September 19th - 08:30-15:00
  • Venue: EA Technology Corporate Office

The Solar Power Engineers Forum is designed to actively encourage open debate and shape ‘Best Practice’ between UK based Electrical Engineers from a wide range of organisations within the Solar Power sector.

Solar Thermal Working Group

  • September 19th - 10:30-16:00
  • Venue: Gemserv Offices

Behind the Meter Storage Working Group

  • October 3rd - 10:00-12:00
  • Venue: Watson Farley & Williams

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.

PV Rooftop Working Group

  • October 3rd - 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.

New Build Working Group

  • October 3rd - 15:00-16:45
  • Venue: Watson Farley & Williams

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.

Solar & Storage Live 2018

  • October 16th- October 18th
  • Venue: National Exhibition Centre

With 8-years of continuous growth, this year’s show once again will herald an exciting new focus on Solar, Storage, EV infrastructure and related technologies that will empower the transition to cleaner energy.

London Build 2018

  • October 23rd- October 24th
  • Venue: Olympia London

Construction activity in London outpaces that of the rest of the UK and is driven by a population growth rate that is double the rest of the country (in the next 6 years London’s population will rocket to over 10m making it a world 'mega-city') and its role as one of the world's major hubs for international business.

At London Build you can win contracts, sell products, gain access to the latest construction intelligence in London and the wider region, promote your brand, open new business opportunities, meet pre-qualified buyers and much more.

STA Scotland Working Group

  • October 31st - 09:00-17:00
  • 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.

Energy Systems: Storage 2018

  • November 5th - 12:30-17:30
  • Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Join the UK’s leading renewable trade associations, RenewableUK and the Solar Trade Association, to explore what our energy system would need from storage to achieve 100% of our energy needs from renewable generation, and the new technologies that can get us there.

Solar Ireland 2018

  • November 27th- November 28th
  • Venue: Croke Park, Dublin

Over 2 days you will hear from industry experts from home and abroad, across the supply chain, on how a successful solar industry in Ireland will be transformative in job creation and investment. Solar Ireland will be a virtual roadmap to where the opportunities and challenges are.

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