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    • Simon Holden -Euroheat chairman Euroheat hits back at ‘inefficient biomass’ report

      Following this week’s report in the Guardian that biomass boilers are up to 20 per cent less efficient than expected, Simon Holden from Euroheat argues that biomass per se, is not to blame. “Wood burning has proved hugely successful and efficient in central Europe. The problems in the UK market, which is still a very young […]

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  • News

    • Win a day in the fast lane with Worcester’s new cash-back promotion Worcester, Bosch kicks off cashback promotion

      Worcester, Bosch has launched a cashback cylinder promotion, which includes that chance for installers to win a trip to Silverstone racetrack. Under the scheme, heating engineers are now able to claim £100 cash-back upon purchasing a Greenstore high-efficiency unvented cylinder. […]

    • Rural Energy MD Paul Clark Training is key to biomass performance, warns Rural Energy

      Rural Energy is calling for more emphasis on training to combat a recent DECC report, which questions the efficiency of biomass boilers. The Leicestershire-based company argues that a better understanding of system design and variables affecting boiler performance from installers […]

    • Roderick Pettigrew, former chief executive of B&ES B&ES chief executive resigns

      Roderick Pettigrew has resigned from the position of chief executive of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) with immediate effect. President Andy Sneyd explained that the departure was an entirely amicable one, and took the opportunity to thank Mr […]

    • stroma Stroma adds biomass to MCS scheme

      Stroma Certification has secured approval from AKAS to extend the scope of its MCS accreditation scheme for installers to biomass. The scheme already covers solar PV, GSHPs, ASHPs and solar thermal, and is expected to include wind turbines from the […]

    • Panorama_04 (2) SMA hits the road with Commercial Roadshow

      SMA Solar UK will be travelling across the country throughout February and March with its new Commercial Roadshow. Touring eight venues, each stop will include hands-on SMA Sunny Design demonstrations, with a focus on the new SMA commercial solution portfolio, aimed […]

    • voltec 3 Voltec signs partnership with Greentrader24

      Voltec Solar has expanded its presence in the UK by signing a partnership agreement with distributor Greentrader24. Greentrader24 managing director, Mark Wilke, said: “Voltec PV panels have been in the UK for more than two years and now is a […]

    • rea REA champions PV storage with UK solar launch

      The Renewable Energy Association has announced the official launch of UK Solar and its first storage representation body UK Energy Storage UK Solar will support and represent over 130 of its existing solar members and broaden its member base to […]

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  • Opinions

    • Gordon (EEC) 300dpi Opportunity knocks following Scottish referendum

      Gordon Moran, writing for the European Energy Centre, looks at the prospects that greater devolution across the UK may bring […]

    • Zenex Solar’s managing director Liz macFarlane Has Britain got talent?

      Hiring the best candidate is often fraught with difficulty. Liz MacFarlane, Zenex Solar, offers some pointers for getting it right […]

    • Bob Long, MD Eco Innovate Ltd Getting into hot water

      Heat pump specialist Bob Long revisits the topic of domestic hot water production from heat pump systems and the potential […]

    • John Holloway Contracts Director of TSG Building Services PLC. Q&A – TSG

      John Holloway is TSG’s renewables director REI: What have you got planned for 2015? JH: Our immediate aim is to […]

    • 2mins Two minutes with… Fair Energy

      Who are you? Shirley Hill, director of Fair Energy What do you do? Established in 1999 Fair Energy design, install […]

    • Steve Pester Life on earth

      Steve Pester, BRE National Solar Centre, turns his attention to proposed technical changes to guidance for PV earth connections The […]

    • Bill_Wright_ECA Current affairs

      By guest columnist Bill Wright, ECA’s head of energy solutions Once again, the threat of power shortages is dominating the […]

    • Robert Burke Making the RHI and industry led scheme

      Robert Burke, HETAS, looks at what changes we can expect concerning the domestic RHI in 2015 as the scheme begins […]

    • Plumb Center's head of sustainability Tim Pollard Pollard’s Patter

      We hit a major milestone on 29 September 2014 with over 10,000 accreditations for the domestic RHI in less than […]

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