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Consumer information – building the Solar PV revival
Colin Meek: Will the Solar PV market surge again? When the Government announced the closure of UK’s Feed-in-Tariff there were dire predictions for UK’s Solar PV installation sector. Yet even though installation numbers are well down compared to 2015 there are signs of optimism. MCS has noted a 5% increase in installation numbers in the […]
Heat Pump Installations – best practice guide launched
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) and the Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC) have collaborated to publish a definitive best practice guide for the installation of heat pumps. rb&m partner Colin Meek worked for RECC as a project coordinator and co-author. The new guidance, crafted by MCS, RECC, Energy Saving Trust Scotland and the Heat Pump […]
Barriers to a sustainable market for heat pumps
Levies and taxes imposed on the retail price of electricity do represent a barrier to the heat pump market but the evidence presented by Barnes and Bhagavathy, and supported with conclusions in various reports from the CCC, is that the upfront cost and the actual efficiencies achieved are likely to play a bigger role.