Joining the STA means that you become part of the community of companies and individuals focused on solar in the UK. Through membership, you will be promoted as the best choice for solar equipment & services and being a member can bring the following benefits:
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Through its affiliation with the REA, the STA is now represented on :
Joining the STA provides members with professional differentiation. The main remit of the Association (established in 1978) is to assist its members. To do this effectively it needs to ensure credibility and as such, the STA and its members are governed by the Articles and Byelaws. These documents set out the rules governing the Association including powers of the board of directors, membership criteria and disciplinary proceedures. Member’s use this credibility to market their company’s services.
Whilst solar thermal systems have been a part of UK plumbing systems for many years, it is only in the last few years that Domestic Solar Hot Water (DSHW) systems have started to become widely accepted. The anticipated launch of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) should support huge growth in the DSHW market and in the many other forms of solar thermal energy that can help Britain to realise its 15% renewable energy by 2020 targets.
For the last few years, the solar electricity (PV) market has also been transformed withthe introduction of the Feed in Tariff in April 2010, it is now a hughly significant and growing industry which is assisting in meeting UK electrical energy demands. To date there are over 315,000 pv installations with a 1.3GWp generation capacity.
Now that the solar industry is moving from a niche industry into the mainstream, the STA has changed its profile to suit the requirements of this growing market. Whilst continuing with its lead role as a successful driver of Government energy policy, it is now also working ever more actively with all interested parties to grow the whole solar market and industry.
To join the Association NOW or to receive full information (sent to the email address provided below), please submit your company details here: