The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has announced the official launch of UK Solar and UK EnergyStorage, its first storage representation body.
UK Solar will support and represent more than 130 of its existing members, and plans to broaden its member base to become the trusted voice of solar power in the UK.
REA chief executive Dr Nina Skorupska said: “Solar power is one of the first major renewable energy technologies set to compete with traditional energy sources without subsidy. The integration of solar as a major player in the UK energy mix will transform the power market. Businesses, households and the public sector will see their energy bills reduced. It is the mission of UK Solar to support and drive the transition to this solar future.”
REA will be working with its existing solar members to develop a clear path to grid parity with wholesale and retail electricity prices across all sectors of the solar power market.
REA will also represent renewable storage technologies with UK Energy Storage, is the trade body for all storage technologies across the UK.
REA senior adviser Ray Noble said: “The potential for energy storage to transform the UK energy mix is immense. Through representing all types and scale of storage technologies, REA will drive the commercialisation of viable storage solutions. The integration of storage technologies will bring down costs and increase the capacity of renewable energy available on demand, which could revolutionise the energy mix.”