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 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 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.
In its Spending Review and Autumn Statement the Government confirmed that the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will continue. The Chancellor stated that the RHI will be cut by £700m. However, in the Spending Review document, the following was outlined: "The government will increase funding for the Renewable Heat Incentive to £1.15 billion by 2020-21, while reforming the scheme to deliver better value for money. By the end of the Parliament the government expects to have incentivised enough additional renewable heat to warm the equivalent of over 500,000 homes"...
Posted: 25 November, 2015
The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has published its latest statistics around the level of Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) eligible installations and installed capacity. Deployment levels for <4kW solar photovoltaic systems in October stood at 14,828 installations compared with 18,508 in September and 10,698 in August. Deployment levels for <15kW wind turbines in October equated to 4 installations compared with 32 in September and 1 in August. The drop in October compared with September for both technologies is in line with both of these tariffs falling on 1 October...
Posted: 23 November, 2015