Past Events


Local Authority Steering Group

  • June 13th - 14:00-16:00
  • Venue: Bird & Bird LLP

Solar, storage and smart energy management empower local people and organisations. Investment in these technologies is essential if local leaders are to tackle climate change, improve air quality and facilitate the transition to a smart energy system. This STA Local Government Group leads on discussing and determining the key strategic opportunities in this sector.

Chaired by Toddington Harper of GRIDSERVE.

STA Scotland Working Group

  • May 30th - 10:00-16:00
  • Venue: Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

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.

G99 & G100: Grid Connection and Export Limitation

  • May 23rd - 11:00-16:00
  • 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.

edie live 2019

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

Join the UK’s leading energy, sustainability and resource professionals at edie live 2019 - the place for empowering sustainable businesses to turn ambition into action.

We will provide you with the platform to harness innovation, forge new collaborations and evolve your business strategies to achieve that sustainable future, today.

All-Energy 2019

  • May 15th- May 16th
  • Venue: SEC Centre

All-Energy is the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy event, returning to Glasgow’s SEC on the 15th & 16th May 2019. Don’t miss the opportunity to do business with 300+ exhibitors and hear from 400+ expert speakers from across all industry sectors in 50+ FREE conference sessions.

Rooftop Solar Roadshow

  • May 9th - 12:30-17:00
  • Venue: Bristol - Edinburgh - Peterborough


Calling all installers!

The Rooftop Solar Roadshow is a set of half-day seminars aimed at supporting SME installers to navigate and master the new post-subsidy solar landscape in the UK.

The permanent closure of the FiT scheme at the end of March is predicted to impact the residential retrofit sector most but the long-term market opportunity should not be overlooked. While public support for solar is exceptionally high and new technologies are enabling consumers to access additional benefits, 96% of homes in the UK still do not have solar on their roofs.

These educational seminars will commercially upskill installers to leverage drivers such as the uptake of EVs and Local Authority initiatives to unlock new business and help accelerate the smart energy transition. Attendees will also be briefed on how the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), the remaining government policy mechanism the STA helped design, could operate via suppliers and how it could affect consumers.

A workshop by an award winning sales trainer, Q&A sessions and networking opportunities will ensure attendees get the most value out of the seminar.

Bristol - Edinburgh - Peterborough


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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.

Webinar: Storage Markets Across Europe: Czech Republic and UK

  • May 3rd - 10:00-11:00
  • Venue: Webinar

The Solar & Storage Task Force has launched a webinar series to explore the status of solar & storage markets across Europe. These webinars will feature representatives from National Associations from different European countries, who will present an update and outlook of their national solar & storage markets.


  • Andrew Lam – Government Affairs and Relations Manager, Energy Products, Tesla
  • Fabian Hafner – Energy Policy Analyst, Tesla


  • Jan Fousek – CEO, Czech Association Energy Storage and Batteries (AKU-BAT CZ) and Chairman of Supervisory Board, Czech Solar Association
  • Nicholas Gall – Senior Policy Analyst, UK Solar Trade Association

Please note: members can attend this webinar for free. The cost for non-members is €199.

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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.

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