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


Webinar: Technology Insights for Installers

  • October 1st - 10:00-11:00
  • Venue: Webinar- Online

Sponsored by:

Join the STA on Thursday 01 October at 10:00 to explore Technology insights for Installers.

Speakers will include Liz MacFarlane, Director at Segen and Ivan Ivanov, Senior Product Development Manager at Huawei in addition to members of the STA team.

The webinar will be chaired by Chris Hewett, Chief Executive at the STA, and will include a short update on STA activity, followed later by an open forum for members to share views and exchange ideas.

This webinar is intended to be for STA members and select guests only, and the link to the webinar will be shared with registrants nearer the time.

Please note that registration for this webinar will close at 21:00 on 30 September 2020

Solar Heat Working Group

  • October 2nd - 14:00-15:30
  • 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.

Webinar: Navigating Contracts for Difference

  • October 15th - 10:00-11:00
  • Venue: Webinar- Online

Join the STA on Thursday 15 October at 10am to explore contracts for difference (CfDs).

Further details will be provided in due course.

Please note this webinars is for members only. Please contact membership@solar-trade.org.uk for the password.

Large-Scale PV Working Group

  • October 19th - 13:00-14:30
  • Venue: N/A - Online

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.

Please note you must be a STA member to participate.

STA Scotland Working Group

  • October 20th - 10:00-12:00
  • Venue: N/A-Online

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.

Please note this is a members only meeting.

STA x Cornwall Insight- Wholesale Market And Balancing Revenue Considerations For Solar

  • October 27th - 09:00-12:00
  • Venue: TBC

We invite you to join Cornwall Insight’s half-day online workshop delivered exclusively for STA members, covering wholesale electricity and balancing revenue outlooks for commercial-scale solar developments, including projects co-located with battery storage.

Register now for our highly interactive virtual workshop: Wholesale Market and Balancing Revenue Considerations for Solar, taking place on 27 October 2020 from 9:00am-12:00pm.

Spaces are limited, so please book now to avoid disappointment.

Webinar: Engaging with Local Authority Tender Schemes

  • November 5th - 10:00-11:00
  • Venue: Webinar- Online

Join the STA on Thursday 05 November at 10am to explore opportunities to Engage with Local Authority Tender Schemes.

Further details will be provided in due course.

Please note this webinars is for members only. Please contact membership@solar-trade.org.uk for the password.

Net-Zero Live

  • November 10th- November 11th
  • Venue: NEC Birmingham

Net-Zero Live is the UK’s first and only energy, sustainability and resource event, empowering businesses to accelerate climate action and lead the net-zero revolution.

Taking place on 19 & 20 May 2020 at the NEC Birmingham, Net-Zero Live will provide you with a platform to exchange ideas and information, build business relationships and evolve your strategies to achieve a net-zero future, today.

Register for free: http://bit.ly/2HnpuUd

Elemental 2020

  • November 11th- November 12th
  • Venue: ExCel

There is no other exhibition in the UK quite like elemental.

Focusing solely on heat, water, air and energy, this exhibition looks at the technologies – both current and in development – that provide heat, manage water, control air flow and energise our buildings.

elemental offers a dynamic solutions-driven experience – combining product-based exhibits with an extensive content and CPD programme looking at how we effectively manage heat, water, air and energy within the built environment, now and in the future.


RE-Source UK Virtual Series – Public Sector

  • November 18th - 13:00-16:00
  • Venue: Online

Wednesday 18 November - RE-Source UK Series- Public Sector

Organised by thSolar Trade Association and RenewableUK, RE-SourceUK Virtual  is the UK’s leading corporate and public sector energy procurement event.

In this highly interactive virtual half-day conference combining webinar and online B2B networking sessions, we will discuss what public sector leaders are doing to ensure that they reconfigure their practices and procurement parameters to incorporate clean energy into their charters. The public sector is the largest in the UK in terms of workforce; the sector is committed to reducing its own carbon footprint through operations processes. This is critical to the UK Government’s net zero targets.

  • Members Meetings
  • Partner Events
  • RE-Source UK Hub
  • STA Paid Events
  • STA Scotland
  • Training Opportunities
  • Webinars
  • Other