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

Solar Energy UK is a specialist trade association representing over 350+ leading businesses  in the solar and storage value-chain and 1,200 affiliate rooftop installers. Since 1978, we have been dedicated to making the adoption of solar energy easy and profitable. Our membership grows every year reflecting our high-growth industry. We’re proud to be run by our members, for our members.

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 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 briefings, 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.

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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.

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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: TBC
Vice-Chair: TBC

Coordinator: Harvie Agnew

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: John Davies, 2 Degrees Kelvin

Coordinator: Harvie Agnew

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: Harvie Agnew

The Commercial Rooftop working groups, work on bringing together the UK’s leading installers and developers of residential and commercial scale rooftop assets, this working group focuses on optimising commercial development opportunities and reducing barriers to deployment for the rooftop solar market.   
Chair Commercial: Jonathan Bates, Photon Energy  
Coordinator: Kara Davies, Solar Energy UK 

The Residential Working Group focuses on all issues relating to residential solar and storage projects’ including new build solar. The group focuses on matters related to design, installation, maintenance, and operation.  

The group works together to share information and develop policy to ensure a high-quality solar industry in the UK. Its members discuss various topics, including market dynamics and government solar policy initiatives.  

Chair Residential: Robert Flynn, Solarbarn  
Chair New Build: Paul Hutchens, Eco2Solar 
Coordinator: Kara Davies, Solar Energy UK 

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: Emily Fare, Solar Energy Scotland 

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