The meeting point for installers, commercial and
public sector end users

15-17 March 2016
5-7 April 2016

Knowledge Bank

  • INSTALLERS MUST ADAPT TO NEW CUSTOMER DEMANDS

    INSTALLERS MUST ADAPT TO NEW CUSTOMER DEMANDS

    Solar installers in the UK must adapt to the increasing and changing demands of consumers if they are to thrive under new market conditions. That was the conclusion of yesterday’s installer panel at the opening leg of this year’s Solar Power Portal Roadshows, held at Salford’s AJ Bell Stadium.

  • MAXIMISING SELF-CONSUMPTION THE KEY TO DELIVERING DOUBLE-DIGIT RETURNS

    MAXIMISING SELF-CONSUMPTION THE KEY TO DELIVERING DOUBLE-DIGIT RETURNS

    Solar installers in the UK can still offer consumers returns of around 10% by sizing systems appropriately and maximising self-consumption. Installers and other industry professionals discussed the state of the sector during last week’s Solar Power Portal Roadshows and concluded that despite 65% cuts to the small-scale feed-in tariff, double-digit returns could still be achieved by making adjustments to how systems are sold...

  • Energy storage buyers’ guide

    Energy storage buyers’ guide

    Jo-Anne Duff from Solar Media talks to Ray Noble, Solar and Energy Storage Advisor to the REA. Over many years, Ray has advised many solar companies across the world, including manufacturers, installers and developers. Ray continues to give advice to both commercial and public sector customers.

  • SPP Roadshows - Speaker Spotlight

    SPP Roadshows - Speaker Spotlight

    Ahead of the Solar Power Portal Roadshows taking place in March and April 2016 across 6 locations in the UK, Paul Southall from the National Trust is telling us how Solar and other renewable solutions can be adapted to suit even the most demanding properties and how renewables are guaranteeing a steady revenue stream for the National Trust.

  • SOLAR PV BUYER’S GUIDE - Produced by the Energy Manager’s Association

    SOLAR PV BUYER’S GUIDE - Produced by the Energy Manager’s Association

    This EMA buyer’s guide is designed to give you some basic information and guidance on how to approach the addition of solar PV to your energy management portfolio, assessing how to decide whether or not solar is right for your building, the procurement process and how to tackle any potential issues that might arise. It also looks into potential energy storage solutions and offers advice on the financial incentives and packages available for solar installations.

  • Solar Power Portal - UK Solar Market Updates Report

    Solar Power Portal - UK Solar Market Updates Report

    The energy market is moving towards a more sustainable and decentralised energy production, which combined with the emergence of new technologies and innovations makes this a very interesting time for the UK energy sector. The Solar Power Portal roadshows are back this March and April in 6 locations across the UK to address issues such as energy efficiency, calculating returns on a commercial installation, community energy, storage code of conduct, heat storage, picking the right technologies for the right properties and adjusting to changing regulatory environment. For more information on such issues and all the current developments in the UK solar market, read Solar Power Portal's latest 10-page news roundup.

  • The Future of the UK Solar Installer

    The Future of the UK Solar Installer

    Ahead of last years’ Installer Central feature area at Solar Energy UK 2015, Solar Media brought together leading industry figures to discuss the recent policy changes and their expected effects on the installer market. This business critical webinar will put forward easy steps installers can take to shore up their business and maintain profitability.

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