RECC News for 2018

An archive of RECC News

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

  • Government confirms end to Feed-In Tariff Scheme

    On 19 July Government released proposals for ending the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Scheme and called for evidence on the future of small-scale renewable energy generation. Stakeholders are invited to respond to the propsals and the call for evidence by 13 September...

    Posted: 31 July, 2018

  • MCS installation fee to increase to £30

    MCS has announced that the per installation fee will rise from £15 to £30 on 3 September. From that date all new credits purchased will be charged at £30 each. The Installer Registration Fee is £55 per annum...

    Posted: 31 July, 2018

  • RECC issues 2017 annual report

    RECC has today issued its 2017 annual report. The report desribes the huge body of work that RECC carried out during the year and picks out the highlights. Among many notable achievements listed, during the year, RECC: - had 2...

    Posted: 31 July, 2018

  • Shared Ambition: Advancing EU and UK Cooperation on Climate Targets

    Renewable Energy Association is organising an event on 28 June to examine the UK's role in meeting its share of the latest EU Climate Targets...

    Posted: 20 June, 2018

  • Energy storage loans available in Scotland

    The Energy Saving Trust (EST) in Scotland is now offering homeowners interest free loans of up to £6k for energy storage technologies!!  Funded by Scottish Government, this is in addition to loans provided for Solar PV systems, from £2,500, up to £5,000...

    Posted: 12 June, 2018

  • The EV Experience conference, 7 June

      The Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC) is excited to announce that it will be speaking at the REA's event, The EV Experience...

    Posted: 14 May, 2018

  • RECC provides guidance for consumers who take out loans to buy solar PV systems

    RECC is aware that around 2,000 people complained to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) about mis-selling of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in 2017 alone; and the total number of people affected could be as high as 20,000...

    Posted: 10 May, 2018

  • MCS announces its independence from Government

    The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has announced that it is now independent of Government as of 25 April 2018. This is in line with government’s strategy of enabling the renewables market to be more sustainable in the long-term...

    Posted: 30 April, 2018

  • Spring 2018 Newsletter

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

    Posted: 27 April, 2018

  • British Energy Awards 2018

    The British Renewable Energy Awards 2018 is now open for entry...

    Posted: 6 March, 2018

  • Reforms to the RHI laid in Parliament

    Regulations to implement reforms to both the Domestic and Non-domestic RHI schemes have now been laid before Parliament. There will now be a period of six to ten weeks for parliamentary debate, and subsequent parliamentary approval is required before the regulations can come into force...

    Posted: 12 February, 2018

  • Ecobuild

    This year Ecobuild is on 6-8 March 2018, at the ExCel Centre, London...

    Posted: 30 January, 2018

  • Winter 2018 Newsletter

    Welcome to RECC's Winter 2018 Newsletter, happy reading!! ...

    Posted: 24 January, 2018

  • Energy Storage and Connected Systems Conference

    Energy Storage and Connected Systems Conference 6 - 7 Feb 2018, Olympia, London This 2 day conference, in association with the REA, brings together 40 leading industry speakers who will talk about the future of energy in the UK...

    Posted: 22 January, 2018

  • Energy Storage Summit

    Energy Storage Summit 27 - 28 Feb 2018, Victoria Park Plaza, London RECC invites you attend Solar Media's Energy Storage Summit this February. The Energy Storage Summit is the largest UK event focused on downstream energy storage...

    Posted: 22 January, 2018

  • RECC corrects misleading insurance information

    RECC requires Code members to protect deposits and further advance (or ‘stage’) payments, and the workmanship warranties issued to consumers, in case they cease to trade...

    Posted: 19 January, 2018