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By his own admission, Howard Johns is conflicted over his four-year stint as chairman of the Solar Trade Association (STA), the position from which he last week announced his resignation. On the one hand, the managing director of Southern Solar has seen the industry enjoy four years of rapid growth, doubled the membership and income of the STA, and helped secure commitments from government that solar represents a strategic part of the UK's energy mix. FURTHER READING NHS hospital prescribes solar power to treat high energy bills Report: Solar, wind and biofuel markets smash revenue records "I set myself and the board a few targets, which were to double the membership, double the income, get a new home, and appoint a new CEO [the recently installed Paul Barwell]. That has all been done so it seems like a good time to move on," said Johns, adding that he will continue to sit...

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