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:

  • Regulations laid in Parliament to update the RHI

    BEIS has announced that it has now laid regulations in Parliament to update both the Domestic and Non-domestic RHI with the latest version of the MCS installer standard for heat pumps (version 5.0 of MIS 3005), which was published by MCS on 28 April. This change is to allow heat pumps installed in accordance with the updated standard to be eligible to apply to the RHI and will come into force on 31 July. The draft regulations for this amendment can be found at legislation.gov.uk...

    Posted: 11 July, 2017

  • Underwriter, Elite Insurance Company Ltd, ceases writing new business

    Underwriter, Elite Insurance Company Ltd has announced that it has now ceased writing any new business with immediate effect. All policies issued up to this date will remain in force and existing policyholders will not be affected. Any claims should continue to be submitted to the company’s claim handling agents as stated on policy documents. Regarding new policies, Code Members must make sure that the insurance provider/s they use for deposit and workmanship warranty insurance have alternative arrangements in place regarding underwriters, where they used Elite Insurance Company...

    Posted: 11 July, 2017

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