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:

  • RECC urges Government to maintain consumer protection standards

    In its response to the Consultation on a Smart Export Guarantee RECC has urged Government to maintain a high standard of consumer protection in the small-scale renewables sector. RECC welcomed the Government's proposal to require licensed suppliers to reward consumers for the electricity they export to the grid going forward, stressing that it will send a positive message to consumers, encouraging them to play their part in a flexible energy system going forward...

    Posted: 6 March, 2019

  • RECC welcomes planned MCS battery storage standards

    RECC has welcomed the announcement from MCS, the National Certification Body, that it is developing product and installer standards for small-scale battery storage systems. MCS sees these standards as a logical extension to its existing suite of standards which cover solar PV and other renewable technologies. Battery storage is frequently installed alongside solar PV or retrospectively added to a solar PV system...

    Posted: 26 February, 2019

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