Past Events


Residential Energy Storage Working Group

  • July 24th - 15:00-16:45
  • Venue: Gowling WLG

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

  • July 24th - 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.

New Build Working Group

  • July 24th - 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.

The PPA Market for Solar Developers

  • July 23rd - 09:00-17:00
  • Venue: Friends House, Euston


Over 30GW of renewables and flexible generation find their way to market via a Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). Although technologies as diverse as rooftop solar, fuelled peaking plants, and co-location of storage and generation have offtake arrangements to secure revenue, the PPA contracts are of a broadly similar structure. This new one-day training session explains key PPA terms, and their bankability and interaction with financing structures, all from the perspective of the solar industry. . Our in-depth knowledge of the offtake market is used to detail wholesale market, subsidy scheme and embedded benefit pricing structures and how these are typically reflected for different technologies.  We also explore the offtaker market by looking at the differing products on offer now and the emergence of corporate PPAs.

Progress in solar energy – Building capacity and the importance of collaboration for a low-carbon Africa

  • July 19th - 18:00-19:30
  • Venue: Imperial College London - South Kensington Campus

Join researchers from Imperial College London, South Africa, Mauritius and Nigeria to hear about the latest advances in concentrated solar power (CSP) technology and the impacts of cross-continent collaboration for capacity building in African nations.

This event is free to attend.

RE-SourceUK 2019

  • July 8th - 09:20-16:15
  • Venue: The Guildhall, London

RE-SourceUK 2019 is the UK’s leading corporate and public sector energy procurement event.

RenewableUK and the Solar Trade Association are working in partnership to deliver this event in the UK, bringing the European RE-Source platform to the UK for the first time.

O&M Working Group

  • July 4th - 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.

G99 & G100: Grid Connection and Export Limitation

  • July 1st - 12:00-17:00
  • 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.

STA members receive a 50% discount.

Rushlight Summer Showcase

  • June 20th - 09:00-17:30
  • Venue: Victory Services Club


The Rushlight Summer Showcase is THE marketplace that brings together over 250 cleantech developers and sustainable solution providers, active European investors & financiers, corporate venturers, government departments, business partners, consultants, intermediaries, advisers  and businesses looking to source suppliers and partners for an improved level of sustainability in their supply chain and operations.

Next steps for energy storage in the UK: policy priorities, regulation, and delivering storage at scale

  • June 20th - 09:00-13:00
  • Venue: Central London

This conference will discuss next steps for energy storage in the UK - with discussion on innovation, regulation and policy priorities.

  • Members meetings
  • Partner events
  • STA events
  • Training Opportunities
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