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.
RECC says Boiler Upgrade Scheme offer of £5000 falls short of cost most households will face when installing low-carbon heating systems such as heat pumps; Government’s long delayed Heat and Buildings Strategy announcement suggests the scheme will only deliver 30,000 new heat pumps a year; Continuity following closure of Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is welcomed, giving RECC’s installers the assurance needed to scale up installation rates...
Posted: 19 October, 2021
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