About Us

Solar Media Ltd grew from a small start-up in 2006, to a global B2B media company reaching the entire clean energy industry. We deliver authoritative media solutions to engage audiences and fast track business relationships accelerating a global clean energy future. Our diverse portfolio of live events, news, publications and market research reports bring together decision-makers throughout the clean energy value chain.

Our industry-leading brands connect influential people and organisations to their target markets, helping them make better-informed decisions and improve their performance.

The team at Solar Media Ltd are committed and passionate about supporting global initiatives for a cleaner, renewable energy environment. Renewable energy is the future and we are proud and excited to be a part of it!

From a small team of five in 2006 the company has grown to include more than 45 full time equivalent employees across three continents. Our organic growth and high-quality people in fast moving sectors are the key to our continued success.

Our Mission

Solar Media provides the most authoritative, independent, and valuable information for the international clean energy industry, online, in print and in person. We work in collaboration with our customers to help their businesses thrive and create a sustainable energy future

Our Vision

To be the number 1 media platform for the solar, energy storage and EV industries as an indispensable promotional partner for our customers by consistently delivering audience engagement through quality content.

Our Leadership

Nigel Barklem

CHAIRMAN

Nigel has been the Chairman of Solar Media Ltd since its inception in 2006.He uses his years of experience to create value in new and emerging B2B media businesses.

David Owen

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Founded Solar Media Ltd in 2006 after more than 10 years of publishing experience in B2B and Fortune 500 companies. Based in Sydney, Australia he leads the strategic direction of Solar Media Ltd.

Dominic Barklem

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Dominic leads the day to day operations of the company and heads up our event operations, content and sales teams. His passion for delivering events ensures every delegate and sponsor gets the most out of their involvement.

Deep Marwa

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Deep’s passion for numbers is only trumped by his passion for Hockey. He leads the finance group for Solar Media Ltd and is a key part of the executive management team.

Liam Stoker

EDITOR IN CHEIF

Liam is editor-in-chief at Solar Media, the publisher of Current±, PV-Tech.org and Energy Storage News among others. Liam started with Solar Media in 2015 editing the UK-facing titles.

Paul Collinson

PORTFOLIO DIRECTOR

Paul joined Solar Media at the start of 2019. He is responsible for leading the Finance, Energy Storage, EnTech, Large Scale Solar and Everything EV event series'.

Jo Wilkinson

HEAD OF EVENT CONTENT

Jo has worked in renewable energy since 2010 across wind, solar, energy storage and wider utility transformation. Outside of work, Jo is a lover of music, coffee and cycling.

David Stanley-Tate

MARKETING DIRECTOR

David joined Solar Media Ltd in 2020 and has overall responsibility for the strategy and implementation of marketing, communications, data and analysis across all aspects of the business.

Finlay Colville

HEAD OF MARKET RESEARCH

Finlay is well respected internationally and leads business intelligence activities across solar and energy storage. He has been with Solar Media since 2015

David Evans

COMMERCIAL PUBLISHING DIRECTOR

Based in Shanghai, David, is responsible for publishing sales and commercial partnerships. Spending more time on planes than at home he creates exciting new promotional opportunities and campaigns for clients.

Lili Zhu

OPERATIONS MANAGER, CHINA

Lilli develops key relationships from our Shanghai business unit, leading sales efforts and delivering high value communication plans for SML customers

Carrie Bei Xiao

EDITORIAL MANAGER, CHINA

Carrie, has been with Solar Media since 2012 and is responsible for all of our Chinese language content. She is well known in the industry and brings exclusive news and content from China to the rest of the world.