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 Green Homes Grants scheme (the Scheme) went live in September 2020, just 12 weeks after first being announced. Government had made £1.5 billion available to be allocated in just 6 months with the twin aims of creating up to 82,500 jobs in the sector and improving the energy efficiency of 600,000 homes. Government first extended the proposed end-date for the Scheme by a year to 31 March 2022, but then closed the scheme to new applicants on 31 March 2021, the original end-date...
Posted: 14 September, 2021
As part of the drive to achieve Net Zero CO2 emissions by 2050 against 1990 levels, Government is seeking evidence on how the CO2 content of 'green' electricity tariffs can be made more accurate and transparent. Many domestic and small commercial consumers sign up to 'green' electricity tariffs believing they are purchasing 100% renewable electricity and thus reducing their CO2 emissions...
Posted: 19 August, 2021