The Solar Trade Association has confirmed plans for next week’s Solar Independence Day, which will see solar PV systems up and down the country open up to the general public.

Taking place on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 July, the annual celebration has been designed to introduce the public to the benefits of solar power and allow them a first-hand look at commercial installations and solar farms.

More than 15 sites from Dorset to Edinburgh managed by companies including Belectric, Lightsource and Foresight Solar will open their doors next week, each holding their own event and some are set to be visited by MPs as well.

The full list of events is as follows.


  • Edinburgh College, iPower Energy, Friday 3 July 9:30am – 3:30pm
  • Cronan Farm, Forster Energy, Friday 3 July 10am – 12 pm
  • Pitmedden Garden, Forster Energy, Saturday 4 July 11am – 2pm

North East

  • Hirst Estate, Enphase, Saturday 4 July 11am – 2pm


  • Precision House, Precision Marketing Group and Sustain Services, Friday 3 July 11am – 4pm

South East

  • Lakeside Energy from Waste Facility, Belectric, Friday 3 July 12pm – 1:30pm
  • Hunters Race Solar Farm, Foresight Group, Friday 3 July 10am – 2pm
  • Kencot Hill Solar Farm, Foresight Group, Friday 3 July 10am – 2pm
  • West Solent Cooperative Solar Farm, Solarcentury, Saturday 4 July 10am – 1pm

South West

  • Thamesdown Bus Depot, Public Power Solutions, Friday 3 July 10am – 2pm
  • Solarsense Technology Park, Solarsense, Friday 3 July 11am – 4pm
  • Willersey Solar Farm, Belectric, Friday 3 July 11am – 3pm
  • Whitley Solar Farm, British Solar Renewables, Friday 3 July 10am – 3pm
  • Manor Solar Farm, Lightsource, Saturday 4 July 10am – 3pm
  • Race Solar Farm, Primrose Solar, Saturday 4 July 11am – 3pm


  • Caeremlyn Solar Farm, Silverstone Green Energy, Saturday 4 July 11am – 2pm