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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.

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.

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.

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.

Large-Scale PV Working Group

  • April 10th - 13:00-16:00
  • 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.

O&M Working Group

  • April 10th - 11:00-14:00
  • 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.

Smart Energy Northern Ireland

  • April 10th - 08:45-13:30
  • Venue: Metropolitan Arts Centre

Following on from the inaugural successful Smart Energy conference in 2018, NIRIG will host Smart Energy 2019 on 10 April at the MAC Belfast. As the key renewables event in Northern Ireland it brings together practitioners, industry representatives and policy-makers to engage on current issues of interest to the sector and respond to the new challenges and opportunities facing the energy industry.

Staying positive – The Smart Export Guarantee and negative electricity prices in GB

  • March 29th - 14:00-15:00
  • Venue: Webinar Insights

As the Feed-in Tariff draws to a close at the end of this month, Government has put forward a “Smart Export Guarantee” (SEG) for households and businesses with on-site renewable generation.

This proposed price floor of zero would supposedly protect prosumers from the risk of negative electricity prices – But how significant a risk is this?

What does the evidence from other jurisdictions tell us?

And how can we ensure that all renewable electricity receives a fair market price?

 

Join the STA policy team for an in-depth look at the SEG, and what a future of increasingly volatile wholesale power prices could mean for the rooftop solar industry going forward.

Registration now open!

 

G99 & G100: Grid Connection and Export Limitation

  • March 27th - 12:30-17:30
  • Venue: Solar Trade Association

This 1-day course covers the connection of large scale embedded generators to the distribution network. It is suitable for contractors installing solar PV systems, wind turbines and batteries up to around 50MW. Where candidates are going on to complete G99 applications on behalf of a client, Narec DE can provide follow-on consultancy to assist with securing grid connections

Scotland Build 2019

  • March 20th- March 21st
  • Venue: SEC Glasgow

Scotland Build 2019, now in its fourth year, is Scotland's leading and largest construction show dedicated entirely to opportunities in building, construction, architecture and design across Scotland.

Scotland Build is free-to-attend and is like a Who's Who of the built environment industry. Attendees include Scotland's main contractors, architects, civil engineers, developers, local councils, construction professionals and more. The show features 150+ exhibitors, 150+ CPD-accredited conference sessions across 5 conference theatres, Meet the Buyer sessions and incredible networking opportunities.

Scotland Build is not your average construction show. Scotland Build believes that doing business should be fun and includes the popular Festival of Construction with live comedy acts, entertainment, celebrity guests, live music, prize giveaways and much more.

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