Who we are

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

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 renewables

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.

Latest News:

  • ICO to clamp down on nuisance calls

    In a recent change to the law, from spring 2017, company directors can be held directly responsible for nuisance call practices. Each could be fined up to £500,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), if they are found to be in breach of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations. Read more here...

    Posted: 26 October, 2016

  • New Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland Equity Loan

    The Scottish Government has announced a new pilot loan scheme called the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland (HEEPS) Equity Loan. The scheme will run until 31 March 2017, with the possibility of an extension until March 2018. What is an equity loan? An equity loan is repaid when the property is sold. Applicants do not make any ongoing payments. The amount repaid is related to how much was borrowed and the value of the property when it is sold...

    Posted: 22 September, 2016

Renewable Energy Consumer Code
trading standards approved code