Protecting consumers and
The Renewable Energy Consumer Code was set up by the Renewable Energy Association. Our aim is to guarantee a high quality experience for consumers wishing to buy or lease small-scale energy generation systems for their homes. The Renewable Energy Consumer Code logo is a sign that the company has agreed to abide by the high standards set out in our Consumer Code.
Our members are firms selling or leasing small-scale renewable or low carbon heat or power generation unit who have agreed to comply with the Renewable Energy Consumer Code. This Code is backed by Trading Standards Institute as part of its self-regulation initiative, the Consumer Codes Approval Scheme.
Small-scale heat and power systems enable you to generate energy at home from renewable sources. Technologies for doing this include photovoltaic solar panels, small-scale wind and hydro electricity generating units, ground or air source heat pumps, solar water heating panels, boilers or CHP units fuelled by wood chips or pellets.
Today DECC have announced that they will be significantly increasing the Renewable Heat Premium Payments (RHPP) significantly. The value of the RHPP which is for domestic consumers is increased for all eligible technologies - biomass, solar thermal, air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps. DECC are due to announce the details of the RHI in the summer before it is launched in the Spring of 2014...
Posted: 20 May, 2013
On 7 February 2013 the new MCS installer standard for PV installers, MIS 3002 issue 3.0, was launched along with the new PV Guide. There was a 3 month period when installers could choose to use the new standard if they wish but from 7 May all PV installers must use the new MIS standard and the new PV guide. The new PV Guide has taken some time to develop and represents a significant improvement reflecting the fast changing and developing industry. The key changes are to the perfomance estimation method, the wind uplift calculations and other design and technical updates...
Posted: 17 May, 2013