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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O&M Working Group

  • April 10th - 12:30-14:00
  • Venue: Bird & Bird

This Working Group is focused on establishing and advancing O&M standards and best practices across the ground-mount and large-scale rooftop PV industries. Key priorities include operational health and safety; performance optimisation; data management, monitoring and communication; and environmental stewardship.

Large-Scale PV Working Group

  • April 10th - 14:30-17:00
  • Venue: Bird & Bird

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.

Solar World Congress 2019

  • April 11th- July 11th
  • Venue: Santiago, Chile

As in 2017 ISES is pleased to be holding the Solar World Congress 2019 together with the lEA SHC International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling 2019. Chile, with a growing renewable energy industry, committed research community and strong renewable policies, is the perfect location for the SWC 2019 and SHC 2019 which will cover the full spectrum of topics shaping the renewable energy transformation, from technologies, to policies, finance and education.

New Build Working Group

  • April 16th - 10:00-12:00
  • 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.

PV Rooftop Working Group

  • April 16th - 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

  • April 16th - 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.

Priorities for energy security in the UK – market efficiency, innovation, and the future of the Capacity Market

  • May 9th - 09:00-13:00
  • Venue: Central London

This conference focuses on priorities for energy security in the UK.

Priorities for energy security in the UK – market efficiency, innovation and the future of the Capacity Market

  • May 9th - 09:00-13:00
  • Venue: Central London

This conference will explore the future of the Capacity Market in light of its European Union ruling suspension for violating state aid regulations, as well as the Commission's anticipated publication of an Opening Decision on the Capacity Market investigation, to be followed by their final decision later in the year.

edie live 2019

  • May 21st- May 22nd
  • Venue: NEC, Birmingham

Through the lens of energy, resources, the built environment, mobility and business leadership, we’ve created the UK’s only event which is tailor-made to fit the needs of sustainability, energy and resource professionals. Be inspired by sustainability superstars, coached by industry experts, encouraged by your peers, and shown the way by hundreds of innovative suppliers.

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