Solar Energy UK will address the UK government’s proposed harmful cuts to solar head on in October with sessions designed around the future of individual companies and the jobs they sustain. Over 5,000 international attendees are expected on 13-15 October to find out how to increase the value of their companies, continue to win solar business and incorporate new technology into offerings to reduce the payback time of a new installation.
With almost 10GW of PV installed across the UK, there is a wealth of opportunity for international investors to add British solar to their portfolios and benefit from secure fixed income. Attendees at the event also include a large number of companies offering operations and maintenance and asset management services now that built assets start to come off warranty.
Solar Energy UK is also the UK’s largest international solar exhibition, so although the British government has applied the brakes to the industry, the exhibition will also bring a host of international experts to attendees’ doorsteps. The four cutting-edge conferences are free to attend and allow delegates to explore storage, rooftop PV, Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and the Middle East, India, Ireland, Europe – and of course the UK. Attendees will also hear from land owners, rooftop owners, DNOs, electric vehicle companies and energy buyers decarbonising their own operations.
Attendance in 2015 is expected to be record breaking, with 200-plus exhibitors, 80 speakers and over 5,000 visitors from over 75 countries.
"Solar Energy UK 2015 is a major opportunity for the global solar market to come together en masse and show taxpayers and government that we will continue to grow. We will continue to provide jobs and the exhibition will show companies how to navigate government policy and remain profitable," said Joanne Duff, head of event content at Solar Media. "This is our time to show companies and hard-working families that we can save them money on their energy bills and to show international governments that British companies are ready to export expertise and finance to help provide access to low-carbon energy to those who need it most."
"Solar Energy UK is the ‘must attend’ solar specific annual event for anyone doing solar PV business – it is a key networking opportunity, and gives the STA as a trade association time to meet with our members and take the pulse of the industry," added Paul Barwell, CEO at the Solar Trade Association.
"This year’s show will demonstrate the strength of the solar industry following recent announcements from DECC, and will be also be a great chance for the STA to report back on the status of Government FiT and RO consultations and where we stand with our lobbying work on behalf of the industry. Don’t forget to book your table at the Solar Power Portal awards on the Tuesday, and we hope to see you for drinks on our stand on the Wednesday evening."
The event is free to attend and registrations can be made online at //uk.solarenergyevents.com