You're not alone! Help SPP support the solar industry in 2017. Image credit: Anesco

It’s that time of year again, the annual Solar Power Portal Readers’ Survey!

It’s been yet another turbulent year for the UK solar industry. The painful truth is one of huge job losses and shrinking install rates. The challenges are many and they are well-documented.

There are solutions however and there is a future for the industry, a sustainable one with a decreasing reliance on Whitehall and persuasive economics. The energy transition is bigger than UK government bean counting. It’s inevitable and the recent smart power consultation presents a chance to work with government so that mistakes of the past are not repeated.

The changing energy market offers new opportunities too, particularly when energy storage is thrown into the mix. Just look at the work of sonnen, Good Energy’s Piclo platform (now called 'Selectricity') and Nissan EV-to-grid installation as examples of what is already possible, now.

We are passionate about Solar Power Portal’s ongoing role in supporting these transitions and your place in them. To do this effectively, we need to know what is important to you and the opportunities you will be prioritising in the future.

Since we launched we have fired freedom of information requests at government, shared best practice, held focus groups on key topics, provided bespoke market intelligence and brought the industry together at a series of events up and down the country. To do this to the best of our ability we need to know what you want and a big part of that process is this survey. Please take the time to complete all the applicable questions and help us focus on the best ways to support UK solar in 2017.

If that’s not enough incentive, you can also be entered into our draw to win £100 of Amazon vouchers once your survey is complete.

Thanks for reading and good luck in the draw!