RECC News for 2011

An archive of RECC News

  • FITs Consultation Judicial Review

    On Wednesday 21 December Mr Justice Mitting upheld an appeal brought to the High Court over the Government’s handling of the feed-in tariff, stating that it was “legally flawed”...

    Posted: 22 December, 2011

  • Consumer satisfaction high for customers of solar panel installers

    Research by Consumer Focus shows that the vast majority of consumers are satisfied with their experience of solar panel installation. Around nine in 10 people are satisfied with their solar panel system, the sales approach, and cost of the system...

    Posted: 12 December, 2011

  • Consumer Guidance on FIT changes

    REAL has published guidance on common queries that consumers may have with reference to the FIT changes and the reference date of 12 December 2011. You can find the guidance here. There is also guidance for installers which is available here ...

    Posted: 6 December, 2011

  • Green Deal consultation released by DECC

    DECC have published the draft consultation on The Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation. The document sets out the proposals for the implementation of the Green Deal and how the installation energy efficiency measures can be financed in households throughout the UK...

    Posted: 24 November, 2011

  • Revised version of MCS 001 now available on the MCS website

    MCS 001 has now been updated and published as a revised version 2.0...

    Posted: 8 November, 2011

  • The REAL Scheme receives full OFT Approval

    The OFT have today granted the REAL Assurance Scheme full approval under the Consumer Codes Approval Scheme (CCAS). The OFT only approve codes that have proved effective in safeguarding and protecting consumers interestes going further than the basic requirments of the law...

    Posted: 3 November, 2011

  • Consultation on Feed-in Tariffs for solar PV.

    The Government today published proposals to introduce new Feed-in Tariff rates for PV systems with a total installed capacity of 250 kW or less. The proposals are published in a consultation document that closes on 23 December...

    Posted: 1 November, 2011

  • REAL: Our battle with the cowboys

    With around 20 companies applying every day to become members of the REAL Assurance Scheme, it is inevitable that we find the occasional unscrupulous merchants trying their best to slip in, unnoticed, alongside the decent and hard-working companies who make up the majority of our industry...

    Posted: 24 October, 2011

  • Solar Power UK teaches installers a lesson

    Opening its doors from the 26-28 October, Solar Power UK 2011 will give installers the unique chance to assess all the opportunities of the UK solar sector under one roof...

    Posted: 20 October, 2011

  • DECC Announce Delay to Non-Domestic RHI

    As you will be aware, DECC was planning to launch the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for non-domestic generators on 30 September 2011. State Aid approval is a necessary condition for the scheme to go ahead...

    Posted: 29 September, 2011

  • Proven Energy Ltd P35-2

    Proven Energy Ltd’s main backer, LCA, has announced that due to a recent and acute technical defect discovered on three turbines, they have resolved to advise all users of their P35-2 turbine to temporarily brake these systems and have suspended sales of this model...

    Posted: 21 September, 2011

  • Consumer Focus survey on FIT experiences

    18 months into the feed-in tariff and Consumer Focus is keen to get a better understanding of consumers experiences so far...

    Posted: 9 September, 2011

  • Tips to avoid being ripped off by solar panel cowboys

    Rogue traders are taking advantage of the expanding solar panel market to make a killing before the Government adjusts the Feed-In Tariff in the spring...

    Posted: 26 August, 2011

  • DECC publish response to consultation of Feed in Tariff Fast Track Review

    DECC have published their response to the consultation of the FIT Fast Track Review which covers all Solar PV installations over 50kW, all stand alone solar PV and Anaerobic Digestion installations under 500kW...

    Posted: 26 July, 2011

  • Premium Payment Details Announced by DECC

    The details of the Premium Payments for domestic heating installations under Phase 1 of the RHI have been published by DECC. Details can be found on the DECC website here...

    Posted: 22 July, 2011

  • REAL welcomes Which? investigation into selling solar PV

    The REAL Assurance Scheme today welcomed the findings of the Which? investigation into the selling of solar electricity systems...

    Posted: 24 June, 2011

  • EvoEnergy wins Installer Award at British Renewable Energy Awards 2011

    The 6th annual British Renewable Energy Awards paid tribute to the UK renewable energy industry’s achievements at a packed gala dinner attended by around 350 people in boutique Kensington hotel Jumeirah Carlton Tower...

    Posted: 20 June, 2011

  • REAL responds to the Microgeneration Strategy consultation

    The REAL Assurance Scheme has responded to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)’s consultation on the Microgeneration Strategy. In our response we have suggested ways to improve the level of consumer protection in the small-scale renewable sector...

    Posted: 23 March, 2011

  • Adjusted Feed in Tariffs from 1 April 2011

    Ofgem have published the adjusted feed-in tariff levels for the coming year. The tariffs are adjusted annually to reflect the changes in inflation. Inflation is determined by the Retail Price Index (RPI)  which for 2010 was 4.8%...

    Posted: 11 March, 2011

 
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