Membership

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

Solar Energy UK is a specialist trade association representing over 400+ 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.

Take part in exclusive networking events with industry leaders, share good practices, gain invaluable insight from working group meetings and meet new and existing businesses to help diversify and grow yours.

Gain invaluable knowledge through our member-only webinars, policy and market intelligence briefings, quarterly market updates, and rooftop and utility-scale developments.

Be at the forefront of industry advancements with our member-only Steering Committees and Forums and directly contribute to our industry’s growth and development through our policy and advocacy work.

  • High-Impact Collaboration: Engage with industry leaders to solve challenges collectively.
  • Strategic Networking: Cultivate relationships with decision-makers for endless opportunities.
  • Cutting-Edge Insights: Stay ahead with exclusive access to trends and best practices.
  • Policy Influence: Be a part of shaping government policies that impact our industry.

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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, Natural Power

Coordinator: Harvie Agnew

The Commercial Rooftop working group, works 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: Daroon Ramadani, Solar Energy Scotland 

The purpose of this steering group is to identify barriers to embedding sustainable product procurement and wider environmental, social and governance processes across all aspects of the solar industry, and actionsproposed solutions to address these barriers.

The purpose of this group is to identify barriers to the rapid deployment of solar energy related to planning and land-use matters and actions/proposed solutions to address these barriers.

The purpose of this group is to identify barriers to delivering and demonstrating greater ecological diversity across the industry and actions/proposed solutions to address these barriers.

The purpose of this groups is to identify barriers to the rapid deployment of solar energy across the transmission and distribution networks and actions/proposed solutions to address these barriers.

The purpose of this group is to identify barriers to the rapid deployment of solar energy related to financial access, incentives, levies and market arrangements, and actions/proposed solutions to address these barriers.

The purpose of this group is to identify current and likely future skills gaps and labour market difficulties within the solar industry and identify actions/proposed solutions to these challenges.

The purpose of this group is to use our collective capacity to drive high standards and best practices in the solar industry, ensuring consumer confidence and industry credibility. The group will assess the current challenges and propose solutions to address them.

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