The Solar Trade Association has rebranded to Solar Energy UK this year to reflect the “new era of solar in the UK”, with plans for increased member activity as well as striving for a target of 40GW installed capacity in the country by 2030. We caught up with chief executive Chris Hewett to find out what the trade body has in store for 2021.
UK trade body rebrands and changes name as it lobbies for 40GW of solar capacity by 2030.
The Solar Trade Associations Jonathan Selwyn takes a look at solar in 2020, the challenges but also the resilience and the optimism going into 2021.
Modelling as part of the government’s long-awaited energy white paper shows that between 80-120GW of new solar could be needed by 2050 in higher scenarios.
The solar sector has welcomed the including of solar PV with the Green Home Grant’s local authority allocation.
A coalition of business associations have come together to demand solar exception from ‘punitive business rates’.
Following last week’s Large Scale Digital Summit, organised by Solar Power Portal publisher Solar Media, we re-cap all of the industry leading insight and discussion in our podcast.
Installers across the UK are shutting up shop in light of the COVID-19 pandemic (coronavirus) as uncertainty remains over key worker classification.
Chris Hewett, chief executive of the Solar Trade Association, spoke to Solar Power Portal about the exclusion of solar in yesterday's Budget and the promise of a reform to business rates.
Regulatory uncertainty has “damaged” subsidy-free solar projects, the Solar Trade Association (STA) has said in response to Ofgem’s Decarbonisation Action Plan.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) has once again hit out at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) over its solar statistics.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) is joining forces with the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) for a new offering.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) is calling on the next government to “hit the ground running” as it stresses the need for the “urgent delivery” of three key policies.
The Solar Trade Association today paid testament to Léonie Greene after it was announced she would be standing down from the trade body after more than eight years.
Solar is “ready to deliver” in the transition to a net zero future but the Labour Party is facing a “considerable challenge” in its proposed target of net zero by 2030.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) has issued concerns over support for failed inverters both historically and after the sale of ABB’s inverter business concludes.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) has slammed government solar deployment statistics, issuing an ultimatum to either “get its house in order” or cease publishing the figures.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) has issued an open letter to suppliers calling for export tariffs before the 1 January 2020 deadline.
Solar can help wildlife to thrive, a new tool aims to prove while also seeking to help industry with improving biodiversity of sites.
Solar’s role in delivering net zero is being vastly underestimated as new research reveals it could provide 20% of UK electricity by 2030.
Details of the government’s Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) emerged earlier this week, eliciting responses that range from calling it “better than nothing” to welcoming an end to the “ongoing tragedy” of the policy gap between the feed-in tariff (FiT) and the SEG.
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is the latest to join a slew of calls for the proposed solar VAT hike to be scrapped.
Large-scale solar deployment in the UK is set to re-ignite next year as the technology continues to beat all previous cost estimates and could be as cheap as £40 per megawatt hour by 2030, the Solar Trade Association has said.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) has published the industry’s first best practice guide to mitigating network outages for both network operators and solar farms.
Viridian Solar’s Stuart Elmes reflects on the recent STA ‘Leading Lights’ report and narrows in on the example Milton Keynes is setting for others to follow.
On the back of the trade body’s new report on local authority solar, the Solar Trade Association’s Leonie Greene uncovers the extent of the opportunity with local authorities, details some best practice and looks at precisely how solar companies can thrive in this sector.
Developers of large scale solar farms are facing a 20% increase in planning fees after the Department for Communities and Local Government’s (DCLG) chief planner confirmed changes days before Christmas.
The Solar Trade Association has announced that Chris Hewett will take the reins as the trade body’s new chief executive.
The Solar Trade Association is looking to light a fire under the UK’s solar thermal industry, claiming now is the time to “shake off preconceptions” surrounding the technology.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) has refuted claims made in a recent report that a residential solar array in combination with an energy storage system was not “economically viable”, calling it flawed and lacking in detail.