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  • Solar PV firm fined for making nuisance calls

    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined Solar Tech North East, a solar PV company based in Middlesborough, £90,000 for making 74,902 nuisance calls between May and June 2017 to consumers registered with the Telephone Preference Scheme (TPS)...

    Posted: 28 November, 2018

  • Autumn Newsletter 2018

    This month's RECC newsletter can now be downloaded and read below...

    Posted: 21 November, 2018

  • RECC launches consumer guide on demand-side response

    RECC has today launched its consumer guide on demand-side response for domestic consumers. The guide explains what demand-side response means and how it works, and lists the sorts of kit in the home that might be part of it. These include smart meters, smart appliances, battery storage systems, electric vehicles that are charged at home and solar PV panels, for example...

    Posted: 23 October, 2018

  • CTSI urges businesses to consider benefits of ADR

    The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) urges businesses to become a member of the Consumer Codes Approval Scheme (CCAS), which is key to strengthening consumer confidence and protection by adopting more effective methods such as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)...

    Posted: 21 September, 2018

  • RECC warns of consumer detriment from closure of Feed-In Tariff Scheme

    RECC has warned of the dangers of widespread mis-selling in the run-up to the proposed date for closing the Feed-In Tariff Scheme to new generators (31 March 2019)...

    Posted: 16 September, 2018

  • Six convicted in £17 million solar PV fraud

    A jury at Liverpool Crown Court on 29 August 2018 found six men guilty of running a solar PV scam which defrauded 1,500 consumers, including older and vulnerable consumers, to the tune of £17 million. They will be sentenced on 1 October 2018...

    Posted: 7 September, 2018

  • RECC member survey predicts job losses in solar PV sector

    RECC yesterday responded to Government's Call for Evidence on future support for small-scale renewable energy.Launched in parallel with a consultation on the planned closure of the Feed-In Tariff Scheme, the Call for Evidence seeks stakeholders' views on the merits of a range of different support mechanims going forward...

    Posted: 31 August, 2018

  • RECC supports call to Energy Minister to extend FIT Export Tariff

    Virginia Graham, RECC Chief Executive, is one of 200 to add her name to an Open Letter calling on Clare Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, to extend the deemed export tariff element of the Feed-In Tariff. Government is proposing that all elements of the Scheme will close to new applicants with systems commissioned after 31 March 2019...

    Posted: 31 August, 2018

  • Solar & Storage Live, 16-18 October 2018, NEC - Birmingham

    Solar & Storage Live, happening 16 - 18 October, brings together stakeholders in solar generation and maintenance, storage deployment, and emerging ancillary technologies. It provides a platform for the rapid rise in electric vehicles, energy communication, and smart consumption; technologies supporting the move to decentralised energy in the UK and worldwide...

    Posted: 30 August, 2018

  • Summer Newsletter 2018

    This month's RECC newsletter can now be downloaded and read below. In this month's edition, we are continuing the call to all members to send RECC photos of installs they have completed to be shown on the RECC website...

    Posted: 3 August, 2018

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