Solar & Storage Live (S&SL), the UK’s largest solar and energy storage trade exhibition, is partnering with the government’s Green Great Britain Week next month.

And the partnership comes just as the first tranche of speakers at this year’s Current± Theatre are unveiled, including some of the country’s foremost experts on decentralised energy issues.

S&SL, organised by Current± publisher Solar Media, is to be held between 16 – 18 October 2018 and is set to be the largest gathering of the UK’s solar PV and energy storage supply chain in the country.

And this year’s event is focusing primarily on the energy transition and solar and storage’s role within a more decentralised power system.

BEIS first announced GGBW earlier this year, confirming it to be a week-long celebration of the country’s clean energy industries and their achievements to date.

Each working day, running from Monday 15 October to Friday 19 October, will have a specific focus. Monday 15 October is to celebrate the UK’s leadership on climate issues, stemming right the way from the UK’s Climate Change Act of 2008.

The latest science on climate change will also take centre stage. Tuesday 16 October will examine and showcase the clean technologies of the future and innovative low carbon firms, while Wednesday will tackle the critical issue of how to finance the low carbon economy.

The Current± Theatre starts on Tuesday with a keynote panel debate including Committee on Climate Change chairman Lord Deben, who will discuss the future make-up of the UK’s energy system.

Tuesday afternoon meanwhile will see a host of disruptive utilities – early names include Good Energy’s Juliet Davenport and Bulb’s Hayden Wood – contest how decentralisation is affecting their business models.

Wednesday’s sessions are predominantly focused on the deployment of subsidy-free renewables and storage as we look to the imminent future of grid parity projects and how they will alter the energy market for good, with speakers from entities like Anesco, JinkoSolar and the Bank of Ireland.

Full details of the programme and a list of speakers can be seen here.

As ever, visitor registration for Solar & Storage Live is FREE OF CHARGE, however tickets for our Current± Theatre are available to purchase now. A special early bird rate is available until 14 September.

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