In less than a week, the Solar and Storage Live conference and exhibition will kick off, returning to Birmingham’s NEC Arena from 23-25 November.

Solar Media, Solar Power Portal’s publisher, sold the exhibition to international events company Terrapinn in 2018, but will be maintaining its presence at the solar and storage trade exhibition and be based at stand A21.

The editorial team will be onsite throughout the event, producing news stories, key interviews, daily recaps and audio content from the show floor. If you’re exhibiting or just visiting Solar & Storage Live and have a story worth telling, get in touch.


More than 150 exhibitors will fill the show floor at this years event, including dcbel, esg, Huawei, Lightsource Labs, Q Cells, and more.

Already, SolarEdge has announced that it will be showcasing its new smart energy management system, designed to optimise solar PV at the event. Whilst Telford-based battery and energy storage company AceOn is to showcase its new residential energy storage battery.


Exhibitor Spotlight: g2 Energy

g2 Energy are a Lloyds Registered, NERS accredited Independent Connection Provider (ICP), which enables us to complete Contestable Works and grid connections at voltages up to 132kV. We have connected over 2.3GW of generation to the National Grid, including Solar, Gas Generation and Battery Storage.

Full Turnkey Service

If you are considering any type of electrical power scheme, we can help. As a High Voltage Electrical and Civil ‘Balance of Plant’ specialist, we have the capability to offer a full turn-key service and can complete the design and build of a project utilising our in-house teams. This includes the initial grid application and liaison with the Distribution Network Operator (DNO); as well as full system studies and Earthing design of the scheme, through to on-site project management during the construction phase.

g2 Energy have the capacity to design, build and maintain private networks in numerous sectors including industrial and commercial and technological.

Bespoke Containerised Substations

g2 Energy’s innovative Containerised Substation solutions create a time- and cost-saving solution for grid connection projects. Designed and assembled at our Head Office and Warehouse facilities, each container is designed to DNO and customer requirements. As these Containerised Solutions are pre-assembled before being delivered to site, a significant reduction can be seen in cost for your project.

Visit us on stand D13 at the Solar & Storage Live exhibition to discuss your project requirements!


Solar & Storage Live Theatre Content

As well as the exhibitors, the hall also includes five theatres each with a specific theme. This year this includes the Large Scale Solar and Storage, Commercial & Industrial Solar and Storage, Everything Installer, Energy Storage and ChargEV Theatres.

Over 200 speakers are involved in the jam packed agenda across the different stages, including representatives from some of the world’s largest energy companies.

Leading speakers include;

  • Chris Hewett, chief executive, Solar Energy UK
  • Alex Gilbert, senior strategy manager, TfL
  • Barbara Hammond, CEO, Low Carbon Hub
  • Cami Dodge-Lamm, head of European Public Affairs and Regulation, cyberGRID
  • Chris Coonick, innovation lead – ISCF Transforming Construction, Innovate UK
  • Daisy Cross, head of Smart Energy Programme, Energy UK
  • Hugh Brennan, managing director, Hive Energy
  • James Williams, MD, Sero
  • Matthew Lumsden, CEO, Connected Energy

The full agenda can be found online here.

Solar & Storage Live Awards

On the evening of Wednesday 24 November 2021, attendees will gather for this years’ Solar & Storage Live Awards at the Hilton Metropole.

This year, comedian, TV presenter and writer Olivia Lee will be hosting the ceremony, with 13 coveted awards on offer.

Categories include Contractor of the Year, Residential Solar and/or Storage Project of the Year, Commercial Solar and/or Storage Project of the Year, Utility Scale Solar and/or Storage Project of the Year, International Solar and/or Storage Project of the Year and the Alan Clark Award for Local/Community Energy amongst others.

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