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:

  • New sustainability requirements for biomass fuels

    From 5 October 2015 all biomass applicants for the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will need to be using an approved sustainable fuel in their biomass system, as shown on the Biomass Suppliers List. These requirements also affect those with existing biomass systems receiving the RHI. You can find details of the new rules on the Ofgem website...

    Posted: 5 October, 2015

  • Important consumer legislation comes into force

    Two important pieces of consumer legislation came into force on 1 October 2015. They are: the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and the Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes (Competent Authorities and Information) Regulations 2015. The new laws will affect business to consumer contracts in the small-scale renewable generation sector... The Consumer Rights Act 2015 The purpose of the Consumer Rights Act is to simplify UK consumer law by consolidating eight separate laws into one...

    Posted: 2 October, 2015

Renewable Energy Consumer Code
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