RECC sets out high consumer protection standards for businesses who are selling or leasing renewable energy generation systems to domestic consumers. RECC is approved by Chartered Trading Standards Institute as part of the Consumer Codes Approval Scheme and is also a TrustMark Scheme Operator.
By displaying the logo RECC Members signal they have agreed to abide by the high standards set out in the Consumer Code, following the consumer journey from start to finish, and in the Bye-Laws. Both the Code and the Bye-Laws dovetail with the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) installer standards.
RECC members work with a range of renewable technologies from solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, solar water heating systems, ground and air source heat pumps and boilers fuelled by wood chips or pellets. They also work with common 'add-ons' such as battery storage systems, voltage optimisers and i-boost systems.
The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (DRHI) scheme will close to new applicants on 31 March 2022. The scheme will continue for existing generators for the remainder of their payment schedules. Ofgem has issued draft guidance on the (DRHI Scheme Closure and is seeking comments on it by 7 February. Ofgem intends to publish the final version of the guidance in early March 2022. In the meantime Ofgem will in the next two weeks publish guidance for anyone seeking to apply for the DRHI scheme before it closes on 31 March 2022...
Posted: 18 January, 2022
Government has nominated Ofgem to adminisiter the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) due to be launched in England and Wales in spring this year. In advance of the grant scheme's launch Ofgem is seeking stakeholders' views. RECC members who install heating technologies, along with a wide range of other stakeholders, are encouraged to respond. The deadline for responding is 27 January. Ofgem is seeking views under the following headings: Demonstrating eligibility Making applications Audit and compliance Appeals and right of review...
Posted: 10 January, 2022