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 autumn newsletter is now published.There have been several developments in consumer protection and the renewables sector, including an increase in the boiler upgrade scheme grants. There are also new consumer guidance documents including guidance on consumers in vulnerable circumstances and a guide to solar panels.In this newsletter, you will find news including:RECC team members attend Solar & Storage Live 2023Government delays ban on new gas boilers by 10 yearsMCS confirms plan for scheme developmentWe trust you will enjoy reading this autumn edition...
Posted: 6 November, 2023
Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister, has announced that the grants available under the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) will increase to £7,500 from 23 October. The increased grants will be available for air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps. RECC welcomes the added incentive the increased grants will provide for homeowners who wish to replace their existing boilers with heat pumps. However, RECC regrets that grants available for biomass boilers, available for off-grid properties for which heat pumps are unsuited, will remain at £5,000...
Posted: 25 September, 2023