Graham Stuart MP opens UK Solar Summit 2023. Image: Solar Media (Gareth Davies).
Graham Stuart MP opens UK Solar Summit 2023. Image: Solar Media (Gareth Davies).

Solar Power Portal is delighted to announce that the UK Solar Summit will be returning in 2024 on 4-5 June.

Returning for the 3rd edition in a brand-new location at Novotel London West, Solar Power Portal will feature as the editorial partner for the Summit which aims to bring stakeholders from across the solar value chain together for an annual update on key developments in the market.

The UK’s solar industry continues to go from strength to strength with new ground-mount solar sites being announced on a regular basis with sizes ranging from the smallest individual landowners through to nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs) featuring hundreds of megawatts.

Perhaps the most groundbreaking announcement on the NSIP front was Elements Green with its 1GW Great North Road Solar Park. Solar Power Portal recently sat down with the developer in an exclusive interview on the project.

On commercial rooftop, we are seeing businesses looking to solar as a way to gain control in light of rapidly increasing energy costs.

The UK Solar Summit brings together stakeholders from across the value chain to provide an opportunity to share knowledge and make new business connections in a bid to keep driving the sector forward.

The event has helped businesses and individuals identify the market drivers and dynamics that will provide opportunities over the coming years and expert speakers have shared their knowledge on how to bring projects through from the earliest stages of planning through to technology decisions and ultimately asset management.

UK Solar Summit to include new Advisory Board

Solar Power Portal is delighted to announce that this year’s UK Solar Summit will introduce a brand-new Advisory Board featuring key players from across the UK solar industry. Each will help mould the agenda into one that delves into all crucial solar developments and opportunities are ripe for exhibitors.

You can find the UK Solar Summit’s Advisory Board below:

  • Jonathan Selwyn, managing director, Bluefield Development
  • Nikki Hunter, sourcing lead – Network Rail Decarbonisation Programme, Network Rail
  • Chris Pritchett, partner, Energy & Infrastructure, Shoosmiths
  • Matt Black, managing director, IG Renewables
  • Justin Thesiger, director of operations & asset management, Low Carbon
  • Tim Wareham, Renewable Electricity senior policy advisor, Department for Energy Security & Net Zero
  • Ben Fawcett, commercial director, Exagen
  • Connie Muir, community renewables manager, Younity
  • Elizabeth Baxter, director of Project Finance, Sonnedix
  • Steve Hunter, managing director, Power Markets, Renewable Power Capital
  • Alexandra DeSouza, general counsel, EMEA & Global Head of Transactions, Lightsource bp
  • Geoff Hoffheinz, chief engineer, Glennmont Partners
  • Robert Mattholie, senior asset manager, RES
  • Rosalind Smith-Maxwell, director at Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners
  • Mark Wakeford, chair, EVO Energy
  • Adele Ara, chief technology officer, Lightsource bp

Solar Media’s 3rd UK Solar Summit will take place at Novotel London West on 4-5 June 2024. To learn more, please click here. If you would like to the opportunity to speak at the event, please click here.