UKWA to host inaugural Solar Showcase, 7 September 2023

July 26, 2023

Solar power on warehouse rooftops is a key theme for the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA). There’s been huge interest in this topic, with many questions being asked by members about how best to embark on the solar journey.

Accordingly, UKWA will be hosting its first ever UKWA Solar Showcase on Thursday 7 September, at UKWA member Howard Tenens Logistics’ warehouse in Swindon.

Howard Tenens has had solar PV installed and will share with delegates the challenges they experienced along the way as well as the benefits they have seen to date.

At the event, UKWA will be launching a new legal guidance note from Weightmans, which explains some of the contractual considerations for occupiers of leased warehouse properties when entering a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). PPAs and other financial models will be explained by an expert panel, including a special asset finance deal from SGEF, exclusively for UKWA Members.

Other speakers will include representatives from trade bodies Solar Energy UK and the National Federation of Roofing Contractors, who will also answer questions from the audience, while Clegg Gifford will explain the insurance requirements relating to installation of solar PV, and leading technical specialists will compare and contrast the benefits of different solar technologies.

Every UKWA Member who attends will receive a copy of UKWA’s industry-leading Solar Toolkit, with step-by-step guidance to help plan a rooftop solar project.

UKWA CEO Clare Bottle comments, “Only 5% of UK warehouses have solar panels on the roof, yet as our landmark report showed, collectively warehouses have enough roof-space to double the UK’s capacity for renewable energy from solar power and help the country achieve its Net Zero ambitions.

While energy costs remain painfully high and demanding customers are expecting a reduction in their warehouses’ carbon footprint, now is the perfect time explore how a solar panel installation project could benefit your business.

Join us at our inaugural Solar Showcase in September. It’s free to attend – and it may end up saving you a small fortune!”