Solar Energy UK has announced that its annual series of roadshows is returning in February, helping solar companies to ‘cut costs and boost profits’.

The consensus across the solar industry is that 2014 is set to be a record-breaking step forward for the global PV market, with the UK predicted to play an integral role in its development.

Solar in the UK is transforming into a mature market off the back of installing over 1GW of capacity for the first time last year. In order to fulfil the sector’s predicted potential, British solar companies need to address a number of changes that will affect the profitability of installing solar in 2014:

  • Upcoming cut to Renewable Obligation support levels
  • Increased module price pressure after EU anti-dumping measures
  • A slowdown in the rate of savings from technical advances

The Solar Energy UK roadshows aim to explore where companies can find the necessary savings to excel in the solar market in 2014. The roadshow programme will help companies assess a number of new, innovative options facing the market:

  • Affordable storage – all the latest technology on offer and how to sell it to customers
  • The Renewable Heat Incentive and Green Deal – represent exciting new revenue stream opportunities for PV installers
  • Balance of systems (BoS) and inverters – how to lower costs and boost competitiveness with system optimisation
  • Reducing operational costs – how to streamline customer acquisition and marketing
  • Utility scale side planning costs – streamline your site-selection process with proper community engagement

The roadshows will visit the following key locations across the UK throughout the month of February:

Monday 3 February – Sandown Park Racecourse, Surrey
Tuesday 4 February – Taunton Racecourse, Somerset
Wednesday 5 February – Huntingdon Racecourse, Cambridgeshire
Thursday 6 February – Salford City Stadium, Manchester
Monday 10 February – Thirsk Racecourse, Yorkshire
Tuesday 11 February – Musselburgh Racecourse, Edinburgh

Tickets are £55 + VAT for MCS registered installers or £105 +VAT

Full details and booking information can be found on the Solar Energy UK roadshows website