The Solar & Storage Live exhibition returns to Birmingham’s NEC Arena in less than six weeks’s time, in what remains the UK’s largest gathering of the solar and energy storage industries. 


This year’s event will see more than 140 exhibitors pack the show floor, featuring leading companies in the space such as Q CELLS, Hoymiles, Westech and Wind & Sun, IRFTS, GivEnergy, Narada, Midsummer, Smith Brothers, G2 Energy and TalesunESS.

Here’s a snippet of what some of our exhibitors will be showcasing:

SmartWater – An international crime fighting and crime prevention company with a track record for detecting and deterring criminal activity
Green Frog Connect – Design and build safe, reliable and cost-effective high-voltage connections to the national electricity grid
myenergi – Help businesses and homeowners save money through reducing their energy bills and become part of a sustainable future

Click here for the full exhibitor and sponsor directory.

Meanwhile, the event also boasts sponsors including KiWi Power, Varta, Aeris, Fiedfisher, FootAnstey, NGK Insulations, SMA, GCL and Suntech. 


What’s New

A brand new addition this year is the Start-up Hub, where more than 80 of the industry’s newest innovators will present their solutions and services, providing a snapshot of the UK energy sector’s transition. 

We are keen to support diversity in the renewables and wider energy sector, which is why we’ll be hosting a Women in Energy Mixer at the end of day one of the event. This will be run in association with POWERful Women, an organisation whose sole focus is advancing gender diversity within the energy sector.

This year we’ve also introduced a networking app, Jujama, which gives you easy access to set up meetings.


Solar & Storage Live Theatre Content

The exhibition hall will this feature five theatres, all dedicated to a specific theme and area of coverage. Theatres this year include the Future Power Theatre, Responsive Power Theatre, Energy Storage Theatre, Installer Theatre, and the EV Theatre, each with a packed conference agenda. 

More than 240 speakers will appear over the course of the exhibition, including representatives from some of the world’s largest energy companies. 

Leading speakers include;

  • Dirk Idstein, M.D, Enel X
  • Iain Miller, Head of Innovation, Northern Powergrid
  • Tanya Sinclair, Director, Policy UK&I, ChargePoint
  • Ian Cameron, Head of Innovation, UKPN
  • Robyn Lucas, Head of Data Science, Open Energi
  • Richard Cave-Bigley, Director for Distributed Generation and Storage, SSE Enterprise Utilities
  • Dr. Frank Meyer, Senior Vice President Global Segment B2C Solutions & E-Mobility, E.ON
  • Hervé Morvan, Chief of Future Platforms, Rolls-Royce
  • Emma Fryer, Associate Director, Climate Change Director, techUK
  • Yannis Perrakis, Technology Principal, Digital Innovation, BP


Solar & Storage Live Awards

As ever, the exhibition will also coincide with the annual Solar & Storage Live Awards, which is once again held at the Hilton Metropole adjacent to the NEC. 

This year’s ceremony takes place on Wednesday 18 September and is to be hosted by comedian Zoe Lyons. A total of 13 awards are to be presented on the evening with tens of solar and storage’s leading companies vying for the coveted prizes. 

This year’s categories include the Best in Show Solar Design award, sponsored by Viridian Solar, and the ever-popular Contractor of the Year award, this year sponsored by the Solar Trade Association. They will be joined by returning favourites such as Product Innovation of the Year and Utility-scale Project of the Year, as well as new categories including Best Industry Innovator, the Smart Energy Award and Woman of the Year. 

Tables and tickets for this year’s awards can be purchased online here