Events: March

February 2016

An overview to our events in March.

Scottish Renewables Annual Conference- Defining the Future of Renewable Energy in Scotland: 1st-2nd March, Edinburgh

We will be attending the Scottish Renewables Annual Conference, to discuss the future of renewable energy in Scotland. Come to see our Chairman John Forster speak as part of a panel on Future for Established Technologies from 11.30am – 12.40pm.

Deployment has accelerated and costs have declined in onshore wind and solar, with talk increasingly of being subsidy-free in the 2020s; but at what scale, where, and who will be building?  How can government policy help achieve that, and where does that leave the future for other established technologies, such as hydro?

Visit www.scottishrenewables.com/events/sr-annual-conference-2016/ to find out more.

EcoBuild: 8th – 10th March, London

We will be exhibiting on stand E3180 at EcoBuild, at the UK’s leading exhibition and conference for the construction and energy market, with over 44,000 industry professionals in attendance.

Visit www.ecobuild.co.uk to find out more.

Solar Power Portal Roadshow Event: 17th March, Edinburgh

The Solar Power Portal roadshow events are free, technology agnostic, half day events that provide a concise and educational experience targeting installers, local councils, and commercial energy buyers, with view of enabling networking and knowledge exchange that will ultimately benefit everyone involved. The goal is to bring as many installers, local business and councils together in order to facilitate discussion and help the industry grow.

John Forster will be chairing the Edinburgh event and speaking on the day.

Visit www.ukroadshow.solarenergyevents.com/edinburgh to find out more.

Solar in Scotland: The Future and the opportunity: 15th March, Edinburgh

Chaired by John Forster the Solar Trade Association event will cover the full range of industry sectors, exploring the future and opportunities for expanding solar’s share in the energy mix within Scotland’s 100% renewable target. Importantly, each speaker will focus on one or more of the STA’s key asks of the Scottish Government, and our keynote speaker Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing MSP will present his vision for renewables.
STA Scotland is recommending that Scotland sets a goal of deploying 2GW of solar in Scotland by 2020, a tenfold increase from today. Despite the huge challenges from recent UK policy changes, including reductions to the Feed-in-Tariff and early closure of the Renewables Obligation, this ambitious target can still be achieved. Attend our event, meet the industry and discover the opportunities, and together we can overcome the barriers to growth.

Visit www.solar-trade.org.uk/event/solar-in-scotland/to find out more.

Scotland Food & Drink AGM and Conference: 17th March, Edinburgh

We will be exhibiting at the Scotland Food & Drink conference to discuss benefits of solar to those in the industry.  The event will look at the Scottish food and drink industry in 2030, what it could look like by then and what we need to do to achieve success over the next 10-15 years. A top line-up of speakers will look at the latest trends in the sector, how SF&D should support industry growth. A panel of both key retail and foodservice buyers and some leading CEOs from our manufacturing sector.

Visit www.scotlandfoodanddrink.org/events/event-info/1293/scotland-food-and-drink-agm-and-conference.aspx to find out more.