Upcoming featured events
The UK’s solar and clean energy industries will meet this October at Birmingham’s NEC for Solar Energy UK / Clean Energy Live, Europe’s second largest B2B solar and storage event in the second half of the calendar year, where solar, energy storage and energy management connect. SEUK is evolving into a broader exhibition – Clean Energy Live, opening up new market segments from the roof to the smart home and bringing whole building energy solutions to the mainstream. The show will continue feature solar and Storage leading the low carbon transition with the return of the Solar Business and Installer Central theatres.
The Solar Power Portal Awards return for a fourth consecutive year this October. Hosted by stand-up comedian Jimmy Carr, the annual celebration of the PV industry has evolved to include the successes of the wider clean technology space – with the inaugural Clean Energy Awards. Established to recognise outstanding achievement in the solar and clean energy sectors within the last 12 months, the awards (sponsored by Trina Solar) will be announced at a prestigious presentation and gala dinner ceremony on Wednesday 5th October at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham.
The combination of renewable generation and energy storage has been widely heralded as the future of the energy system. The Solar Trade Association, RenewableUK and the Electricity Storage Network are bringing together experts from their respective industries to share knowledge on the practicalities and opportunities of building renewable-linked storage projects. This first masterclass will focus on the large-scale: with financiers, lawyers, developers and EPCs from a range of backgrounds sharing their expertise to help you develop your own propositions further. The event will be followed by a drinks reception to enable professionals from the three industries to connect.
This two day event brings together high level decision makers from the Department of Communication Energy and Natural Resources, the Commission for Energy Regulation, ESB Networks, EirGrid and developers, installers and financiers to provide updates, incite discussion and release bottlenecks to accelerate sustainable deployment of solar PV across the Republic of Ireland.
SolarPower Europe and the Solar Trade Association are running a joint conference in London on the 6th December aimed at raising standards in O&M. With the rapid growth in UK utility scale assets approaching 8GW, including commercial rooftop, there is a proportional growth in the number of O&M providers entering the market both in the UK and across Europe. To meet these challenges, SolarPower Europe launched their ‘O&M Best Practices Guidelines’ through their task force, and the STA has set up a working group with the objective of raising standards across the sector.