The Solar Digest for Solar Power, Solar Energy and Photovoltaic PV News - Associations

Solar Trade Association Responds To Helm’s Cost of Energy Review

Professor Helm’s Cost of Energy Review says that current energy policy, regulation and market design are not ‘fit for purpose’ given the speed of technology change.

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STA Secures Tax Win For Solar And Batteries For Householders

The Solar Trade Association (STA) is celebrating securing a 5% rate of VAT on battery storage for householders installing a storage system alongside a new solar PV system.

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Solar Trade Association Sounds Deployment Alarm As Solar Hits ‘crunch point’

The STA has published a summary of current solar deployment [1] at a major crunch point for the solar industry. This was reported in national media over the Easter weekend. The data shows that this year, solar retrofits on existing homes amounted to the equivalent of one roof per MP constituency per week, and the equivalent nationally of only one large factory roof per month.

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Silence From Chancellor Leaves Rooftop Solar Facing Unprecedented Business Rate Hike

There was no announcement today from the Chancellor to drop business rate hikes of up to 800% on organisations using their own rooftop solar. The STA is concerned for 44,000 solar microgenerators, who are currently exempt from business rates, and who face a nasty shock from April.

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STA Calls On Government To Remove Barriers For Energy Storage

Cheaper, cleaner energy possible, if Government removes barriers to storage and places stronger incentives on network operators.

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Solar Trade Association Sets Out Industry Storage Priorities

Following a year of analysis and detailed discussions with members, the Solar Trade Association (STA) has published its position paper on the interaction between solar and energy storage, entitled “Solar + Storage Opportunities” [1].

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Solar Survey Respondents Reveal Third of UK Solar Jobs Lost

Comprehensive PWC and Solar Trade Association survey shows support for tax breaks to re-boot struggling UK solar sector as global market accelerates.

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Solar Industry Launches ‘Stunning Solar’ Campaign

The Solar Trade Association has officially launched a new push to raise awareness of how the latest in rooftop solar technology can produce beautiful and aesthetically pleasing installations.

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Moves To Keep Low VAT On Solar “very encouraging”

The Solar Trade Association has greeted reports of a change of direction on VAT on solar as “very encouraging”.

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STA Template Agreement Aims To Boost Confidence in Solar ‘maintenance and repair’ Market

What do you do if your solar PV or solar thermal system stops working? As with all electrical and heating systems, things can occasionally go wrong and components wear out.

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