RECC News for 2014

An archive of RECC News

  • Serious Fraud Office appeals for witnesses in its investigation into solar panels business

    The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has arrested six individuals in connection with its a criminal investigation into solar panel business Solar Energy Savings Ltd. The SFO is appealing for witnesses who have any information that might be of use to its investigation...

    Posted: 16 December, 2014

  • DECC RHI census published

    Yesterday DECC published its first interim report from a census of Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) applicants. The census was designed to help DECC understand participants’ experiences of installing a renewable heating technology, and applying to the RHI Scheme...

    Posted: 19 November, 2014

  • RECC welcomes Watchdog investigation

    BBC's Watchdog programme last night exposed the activities of British Solar, a cold-calling company selling solar PV and air source heat pumps to older, often vulnerable consumers...

    Posted: 14 November, 2014

  • October 2014 Newsletter

    You can access the October 2014 Newsletter below...

    Posted: 27 October, 2014

  • 2013 Annual Report

    RECC has published its 2013 Annual Report today. It has been produced for the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) who, through its Consumer Code Approval Scheme, is the body responsible for approving RECC...

    Posted: 20 October, 2014

  • DECC launches RHI Calculator

    DECC launched its Domestic RHI calculator today. This interactive tool is aimed at consumers considering installing renewable heat generating technologies in their home. The calculator will give consumers an indication of the likely RHI payments they will receive...

    Posted: 30 July, 2014

  • July 2014 Newsletter

    You can access the July 2014 Newsletter below...

    Posted: 30 July, 2014

  • Ofgem announce the first 1,000 approved applicants for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive

    Ofgem last week published a document releasing details of the first 1000 applicant’s into the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI). Just 7 weeks from launch on 9 April 2014...

    Posted: 16 July, 2014

  • Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013

    On 13 June 2014 the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 came into force. These regulations make significant changes to the consumer protection legislation governing businesses that agree contracts with domestic consumers in the home...

    Posted: 16 June, 2014

  • Solar panel salesmen jailed

    The Daily Record and Sunday Mail recently reported that David Diaz and his brother Vic Black were jailed in March 2014 for contempt of court and breaching a restraining order...

    Posted: 29 April, 2014

  • Claims company ‘Verity Claims’ targets solar PV consumers

    The Daily Mirror recently reported that a company, Verity Claims, is offering, in return for an upfront fee of £495 to obtain compensation for consumers ‘from the Government’ for mis-sold solar PV systems by Solar Energy Savings Ltd and Ultra Energy Global Ltd...

    Posted: 25 April, 2014

  • April 2014 Newsletter

    You can access the April 2014 Newsletter below...

    Posted: 17 April, 2014

  • RECC sets up Primary Authority agreement

    RECC has this week set up a Primary Authority agreement with Slough Borough Council (SBC). This is a major step forward for RECC members...

    Posted: 15 April, 2014

  • Ofgem launch their Domestic RHI website

    Ofgem have today announced the launch of their domestic RHI website. The site is now live and can be found at

    Posted: 9 April, 2014

  • Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive launches today

    Renewable heating now affordable for millions of homes The Government has today launched the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (d-RHI) [1]. This incentive scheme pays households for the heating and/or hot water they supply themselves with new renewable heating systems...

    Posted: 9 April, 2014

  • Insolvency Service bans two directors of solar PV companies

    Steven Douglas Newman, the director of PV Solar Direct Ltd, a company that went into Voluntary Liquidation on 29 November 2012 owing creditors and shareholders £282,997, of which consumers at least £186,602, has been disqualified as a director for 9 years following an investigation by...

    Posted: 25 March, 2014

  • RHI Roadshow event - How can the Domestic RHI benefit my business?

    The Renewable Energy Association (REA) are running roadshow events in London (10 April) and Birmingham (25 June) explaining the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive, how it works, what systems are eligible and  business opportunities...

    Posted: 24 March, 2014

  • ASA rules on ‘Magic Thermodynamic Boxes’ claims

    The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) have ruled on a  complaint raised against performance claims by 'Magic Thermodynamic Box Ltd'...

    Posted: 21 March, 2014

  • Domestic RHI to be launched by Easter

    Although we do not have an exact date for the launch of the domestic RHI, Greg Barker today tweeted that it is set to be launched by Easter. https://twitter...

    Posted: 18 March, 2014

  • RHPP scheme to close 31 March

    The Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme will be coming to a close on 31 March 2014. Participants have until this time to make a claim under this scheme. After this time any vouchers will no longer be valid...

    Posted: 12 March, 2014

  • Ofgem and NMO publish open letters on electricity meters affected by onsite generation

    The joint Ofgem and National Measuring Office (NMO) open letter on meters affected by onsite generation is now available at the following links: Ofgem website:

    Posted: 19 February, 2014

  • Ofgem publish Domestic RHI factsheets

    The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is due to open in spring. At launch, people will be able to get full information and apply to join the scheme from the Ofgem website...

    Posted: 19 February, 2014

  • British Renewable Energy Awards 2014 to take place at ‘Green Hotel of the Year’

    Join the REA to celebrate your renewable energy success stories This year’s British Renewable Energy Awards Gala Dinner [1] will take place at The Savoy Hotel on London’s Strand, which won five awards in 2013 for its commitment to reducing its environmental impact [2]...

    Posted: 18 February, 2014

  • DECC extend budget for RHI training vouchers

    The £500,000 fund aimed at expanding the skill set of domestic heating engineers to include renewable heating systems has today been extended by an additional £150,000...

    Posted: 12 February, 2014

  • January 2014 Newsletter

    You can access the January 2014 Newsletter below...

    Posted: 24 January, 2014