Invitation to Solar & Storage start ups

08 Feb 2019

Solar and Storage Live 2019 – the UK’s largest renewable energy expo

The future is once again looking bright for solar in the UK with 2019 certain to be a year of great change. Grid-connected capacity is predicted to reach an all-time high, with a strong pipeline of post-subsidy projects; falling product prices and a more favourable policy landscape.

So there’s already plenty to celebrate at Solar & Storage Live 2019; but there’s also the bigger picture to look at as solar rapidly takes it’s place as a key renewable in the energy system of the future.

With changes in the nature of supply and demand, increasing digitisation, the integration of storage, and a move towards a greater penetration of electric vehicles on the grid, our agenda has evolved to cover all the most important opportunities and challenges for those working in this complex environment, including dedicated streams on all the following areas: Responsive power and flexibility; Future energy networks; Energy storage; PV installation and subsidy-free PV; New business models and financing and EV infrastructure.

Start ups and Universities invited to participate free of charge

This year, we are looking to grow the event to include more energy stakeholders than ever before and as part of this, we are offering a platform, free of charge, to the UK’s most innovative start-ups* and research projects in the energy sector – especially those with projects focused around solar, storage and EV infrastructure.

There will be a dedicated start-up zone in the expo hall at the NEC, where we can offer you some free space; we also have a category in our well-respected industry awards for product innovations and there will be place in the agenda to share some of the most exciting case studies of how new technology/ new business models are revolutionising the energy sector.

For universities looking to get involved and share their research projects with the wider energy industry, there will be a poster zone and a poster viewing session in the agenda where universities will have the chance to discuss their work and answer any questions visitors might have.

If you’d like to find out more about what we can offer and how to get involved, please email Event Director, Caitlin Champion (

*Start-ups are defined as companies who have been operating for less than 2 years and/ or have less than 50 employees and/or with profits of less than £1 million