BRE have been delivering research and providing guidance on solar PV technologies since 1976. In 2013, BRE established the National Solar Centre (NSC) in order to specialise our solar services into a commercial offering for UK and International customers. Our remit is to provide robust, unbiased advice to the solar industry and its clients.

The NSC has a dedicated team of solar professionals with a wealth of experience, ranging from the practical nuts and bolts of solar PV installation, through technical consultancy and project planning, to advising the government on policy. The team are actively engaged in activities, helping to shape the strategic development of solar in the UK and Internationally.

The core team is based at the Eden Project in Cornwall. But our services are also represented at BRE’s Head Office in Watford and regional offices in East Kilbride and Swansea. We add value by linking with experts across BRE’s multidisciplinary activities, as required, for example on product testing, certification and fire investigation.

BRE Innovation in Solar Conference
10 September 2018 – BRE, Watford
Introducing disruptive thinking and breaking the mould


The energy market is undergoing a massive transformation with solar taking a critical role in the UK’s future energy mix.  We are now facing considerable challenges around integrating significant amounts of renewable electricity to deliver the smart and flexible systems that are required by today’s energy consumers.  Innovation plays a key part in meeting these challenges head on, introducing disruptive thinking and breaking the mould.  This one day conference brings together visionaries and researchers from the cutting edge of innovation in solar.

BRE welcomes you to attend this event to find out more about what is coming up on the horizon of this fast paced market from new approaches to energy systems to revolutionary products

6 Hours CPD conference 

For more information about the National Solar Centre

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