British Photovoltaic Association
We see things in more than one direction
Who we are
British Photovoltaic Association (BPVA) is the National Trade Association of the UK solar photovoltaic industry. The BPVA is a strong political and commercial organisation and has become the industry’s favourite platform since formation in 2010. As the leading and most influential voice of the industry, we have made a significant contribution to the growth of the UK solar industry in the past few years.
The BPVA is working hard to make solar PV a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy.
The BPVA stands for quality and value to its members.
Our mission is: “To ensure that solar photovoltaic energy is established as the leading renewable energy source in the UK”. We promote solar PV at national and international levels and assist our members in their business development in the UK and abroad.
The BPVA is a fully independent not-for-profit organisation and the only trade association in the UK with 100% focus on solar PV. The daily activities of the association are overseen by a dedicated in-house team covering membership management, marketing, events, finance and policy. The Executive Committee is responsible for the strategic planning and its members are selected from various membership categories representing all members’ interests.
BPVA has seven Working Groups (Policy, Finance, Education, Application, Communication, Construction & Energy Storage) aimed at sharing knowledge and resources, channelling members’ expertise, advising key decision makers, market development and coordinating policy and lobbying activities.
We have a wide and diverse range of members which includes:
Why join the BPVA
Our objective is to grow solar energy’s share in the UK energy mix. We engage with the Government at the highest level making sure the industry is represented which members play a key role in this extremely important process. By becoming a member, you will be influencing decision makers; you will have access to intelligence on current and future regulatory frameworks and market developments which is crucial to developing your business. You will also have access to high level business contacts to increase your visibility and credibility, maximising your outreach.
Membership also provides numerous other benefits, including a number of high profile networking events in the House of Commons and the House of Lords, Ministerial roundtable meetings, exhibitions, conferences, workshops and Working Group meetings where our members meet in an exclusive environment. BPVA events are the ideal networking platform for you to develop effective political and business contacts. By joining the BPVA you will be directly involved in the UK solar PV market.
n Solar module manufacturers
n MCS certified installers
n Inverter manufacturers
n Mounting System manufacturers
n System integrators & EPC’s
n Project developers
n Distributors, retailers & resellers
n Production equipment manufacturers
n Material, components & BOS suppliers
n Architects, home builders & construction companies
n Commercial and retail building owners, developers & operators
n Universities & educational institutions
n Research organisations
n Banks, financial institutions & investors
n Consultancy and engineering companies
n Utilities & energy suppliers
n Recruitment & training companies
n Insurance companies
n Certification organisations
n Housing associations
n Local authorities & councils
n Legal & other professional services
n Property & Managing Agents
n Governmental organisations & institutions
n Energy Storage Solution Providers
Take part in shaping the industry by being at the heart of the decision-making process. Work in partnership with the Government and be part of the policy development team. Increase awareness and promote solar PV as an important part of the UK energy mix.
Obtain key information on market, data forecasts and Government policies to help you plan your strategy. Get exclusive access to the latest information and regular updates on all developments directly affecting the solar PV industry in the UK.
Make the right connections, improve your brand, develop your network and meet new business partners. Gain visibility through our website, unique marketing activities, exhibitions and networking events.
Have intelligence on current and future policy and market developments which is crucial to develop your business. As a BPVA Member you will exclusive access to policy and market analysis. You also benefit from up-to-date information on key topics of Energy Storage, e-transport and BIPV.
BPVA membership offers you substantial savings for exhibiting at major UK & International exhibitions and conferences that otherwise might be cost-prohibitive to attend.
BPVA - The voice of the Solar PV industry in the UK
n Lobbying & policy development
n Opportunity to engage with the Government shaping policies & standards
n Market information, market research & surveys
n Exhibitions & conferences
n Sponsorship opportunities enabling you to gain awareness and credibility in the industry enhancing your brand
n Networking events - including annual drinks reception in the Houses of Parliament
n Discounts on events, products, publications & services
n Access to industry experts providing advice on the market, regulations, certification processes and technical support
n Trade missions & opening export markets
n Weekly e-newsletters
n Access to publications, market research & reports
n Sales & marketing support
n Member & installer directory
n Public awareness campaigns
n Insurance services
n Financial services
n Free recruitment services
n Training & workshops
n Standardisation & certification
n Use of BPVA logo
n Networking with other members
n Membership certificate and membership card
n Sales leads from RatedSolarInstaller.com and the BPVA website
n Numerous brand-building opportunities
n Exposure through the website
n BPVA video casts
n BPVA member pavilion at major trade shows
n Discount on membership of the British Energy Storage Industry Association
n Free subscription to the Energy Storage Journal
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