The new Government elected in May 2015 has the opportunity to take solar to competitiveness with fossil fuels under the right policy framework. The STA will launch its Solar Independence Plan at this event ‘ a blueprint for how the new Government can achieve this. But what ambitions do new Ministers have for the British solar industry? This event will also examine major opportunities and challenges the UK solar sector will encounter this Parliament. Will DECC & Ofgem tackle growing pressures accessing the grid? How will developments in Europe and internationally affect the UK industry, including trade disputes? How soon will storage, solar and electric vehicles transform our power system? This central London event provides ample opportunity to discuss the outlook for solar power at a time of change over a networking lunch and evening drinks.