Membership

Our members are building a clean energy system for everyone’s benefit. 

Engage in member forums, share good practice and gain insight to help diversify and grow your business. Our collective expertise will help you to gain perspective, manage uncertainty and develop solutions to shared problems.

Alongside over 25 opportunities for peer-peer engagement a year, you’ll gain access to member-only resources, including a database of local planning guidance, a league table of energy export tariffs and a business profile in our members’ directory.

Having a strong, collective voice is one of the most valued benefits of joining a trade association. We’re in constant dialogue with government and regulatory bodies, promoting our members, removing barriers and creating incentives for growth.

Let us represent your business interests, saving you time and effort and helping to develop your employees. We’re proud of what we’ve achieved with forward-thinking businesses over the years.

Click here for our most recent annual impact report.

Enjoy free tickets and discounted exhibition space at the industry’s leading events, from exclusive business lunches to large conference and exhibitions. Stay informed with our weekly briefings, monthly members’ webinars and regular working groups.

Leverage our relationships with district network operators, manufacturers, the finance industry and trade associations in key sectors. Get more involved in our work and stand out from the crowd with member-only sponsorship opportunities.

Our members are solar park developers, installers of rooftop and smart energy systems, manufacturers, distributors, developers, asset owners and managers. Only businesses actively involved in renewable energy can join the association.

An enhanced membership package for large member business who want to stand out from the crowd, demonstrate their commitment to growing the industry and reinforce their credentials as a sector leader. You will get a tailored package of brand visibility, unique engagements and business introductions on demand.

If you want dedicated support to proactively engage businesses in the solar and storage industry, you may want to consider associate membership. You’ll get a tailored package of insight, opportunities and support, plus many of the benefits of membership.

If you are a public sector or non-profit organisation with an interest in the solar and energy storage industry, you may want to consider associate membership to help you stay informed and connected.

If you are a start-up technology business seeking to accelerate the energy system’s drive to a low-carbon economy, this is the membership for you. Eligibility depends on having grant or incubation funding, a clear value proposition and an experienced management team.

We’re currently offering a complimentary three-month trial membership for small residential installers who have been certified with the MCS for at least three years and are seeking to substantially grow and/or diversify their business.

If you become a member after your trial, annual membership fees start at £25 a month we’ll give you a £100 discount and £300 of MCS credits in your first year if you have an annual turnover of less than £500k.

Contact membership@solarenergyuk.org for more information.

We’re currently offering 15 months’ membership for the price of 12 for leading commercial installers to celebrate the launch of a new dedicated working group which is seeking to overhaul business rates and support business development.

The package includes free tickets for our forthcoming online events on clean energy procurement and a complimentary listing in our supplier directory accompanying our forthcoming guide for commercial buyers.

Contact membership@solarenergyuk.org for more information.

Bringing together the UK’s leading owners and managers of large-scale solar assets, this working group focuses on optimising the commercial development and profitability of UK solar farms.

The group is a hub for knowledge sharing and policy development, engaging directly with external experts and decision makers and discuss a range of topics including regulatory and policy reform, network charging reform, engagement with network operators, asset management best practices, and routes to market for new development.

Chair: Luke Roberts, Bluefield Partners
Vice-Chair: Adam Swarbrick, JBM Solar

Coordinator: Cameron Witten

This working group brings together organisations from within the utility-scale solar industry focused on large-scale operations, maintenance, and technical asset management to collectively work towards improving standards, developing best practice, and driving innovation in the sector.

The group is a hub for knowledge sharing and policy development, and is particularly focused on innovation, data, digitalisation, research, and optimisation, to enable the industry to drive up plant performance and reduce operational costs.

Chair: Will Hitchcock, Above Surveying
Vice-Chair: Ypatios Moysiadis, Energian 

Coordinator: Cameron Witten

This working group is co-led by Solar Energy UK and RenewableUK, and represents members of both organisations who are owners, operators, and developers of large-scale energy storage assets.

The group is particularly focused on the solar PV and large-scale storage nexus, and how to remove market and policy barriers to enable the growth of the UK large-scale energy storage industry.

It collaboratively develops policy solutions considering a range of dynamics, including network charging reform, engagement with network operators, new routes to market, and technological innovation.

Co-Chair: Roberto Castiglioni, Ikigai
Co-Chair: Matt Allen, Pivot Power

Coordinator: Cameron Witten

The Rooftop Solar working group brings together businesses installing and operating rooftop solar systems. The group works together to share information and develop policy to ensure a high-quality solar industry in the UK. Its members discuss a range of topics including market dynamics and government solar policy initiatives.

Chair: Jonathan Bates, Photon Energy

Coordinator: Kevin McCann

This working group coordinates Solar Energy UK members involved in the safe cleaning, maintenance and operation of solar energy systems.

The group has developed industry guidance to promote high industry standards, and ensure that the UK’s solar systems are run as safely and efficiently as possible.

Chair: Steve Williams, Clean Solar Solutions

Coordinator: Kevin McCann

This working group is helping to develop the domestic and commercial energy storage market in the UK. Its members are working together to raise awareness of the benefits of energy storage and support the development of the industry. The group is particularly focused on identifying and working with government and others to remove barriers to consumer uptake.

Chair: Mike Lanigan, Moixa

Coordinator: Kevin McCann

The New Build Construction Working Group focuses on the installation of solar power and heating systems as part of the construction of new homes and other buildings. Members of the group consult and take action relating to building regulations and other policies intended to make new buildings as energy efficient as possible.

Chair: Paul Hutchens, Eco2Solar

Coordinator: Kevin McCann

The Solar Heat group provides members with a platform to engage constructively with government officials on policy, stimulate collaborative innovation, promote public understanding of the use of solar energy for thermal processes and facilitate good industry practice.

Chair: Dr Richard Hall, Energy Transitions

Vice-Chair: Johan Du Plessis, tepeo

Coordinator: Rachel Hayes

 

This working group brings together Solar Energy members supporting local authorities to deliver solar projects across their land and building portfolios, in addition to navigating clean energy procurement. Members of the group are focused on engaging with community groups and local government to help them realise this potential.

Chair: John Taylor, Greater South East Energy Hub

Coordinator: Rachel Hayes

This working group brings together expertise from across the industry, as well as wildlife and environmental organisations, to provide support and guidance for members on how to maximise biodiversity and enhance natural capital gain through best practice in land management.

Chair: Sulwen Vaughan, Next Energy Capital

Vice-Chair: Belinda Howell, Clarkson & Woods

Coordinator: Rachel Hayes

Solar Energy Scotland works to shape policy that will enable Scotland to fully realise its potential for solar and energy storage applications within the power, heat and transport sectors, in contribution to the nation’s ambitious aim of reaching net zero by 2045.

The group focuses on accelerating Scotland’s energy transformation by removing key planning barriers, addressing grid constraints, reforming non-domestic rates and more.

Chair:  Thomas McMillan, Savills

Vice-Chair: Josh King, AES Solar

Coordinator: Rachel Hayes

More information to be revealed soon.

Coordinator: Kevin McCann

More information to be revealed soon.

Chair: Giulia Guidi

Coordinator: Cameron Witten


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