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Installation ease for Viessmann heat pump

Designed for ease of installation in the standard British heating system – the new Vitocal 100-A-air source heat pump, introduced by Viessmann, is ideal for the replacement of gas and oil boilers. Compact and affordable, the monobloc unit has A+++ rated energy efficiency to further benefit end-users with low running costs. Viessmann UK’s managing director, […]

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Policy report calls for national delivery to decarbonise heat

A new Heat Commission convened by the CBI and University of Birmingham – with leading industry figures – has called on the Government to develop a National Delivery Body (NDB) to lead the development and implementation of a national heat decarbonisation strategy. Heat is the largest single source of UK carbon emissions, accounting for over […]

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Domestic renewable installations more than double

The early signs of recovery witnessed in the UK’s domestic renewable energy installation market has positively continued into June as the country continues to emerge from lockdown. Last month MCS, the national certification scheme for renewable technology reported early signs of recovery witnessed throughout May. Their early indications showed encouraging signs, with the average number […]

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New Heat Pump Guide to support UK Industry

Some the UK’s most experienced clean energy experts have joined forces to create a guide for domestic heat pump installers. This recent heat pump guide creates a single source of best practice guidance to support the UK heat pump industry. The guide has been collaboratively crafted by MCS in partnership with Renewable Energy Consumer Code […]

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Early signs of recovery for domestic renewable installations

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is reporting early signs of a recovery in the domestic renewable installation market. In April the number of commissioned installations under the MCS scheme fell by 77.5% compared with February, before increasing by 37% in May. The drop in numbers was consistent across all types of technology and occurred at […]

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MCS hits back at Clean Heat Grant proposals

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has called for a review of the limited £100 million funding that government has provisionally made available for its proposed Clean Heat Grant scheme (CHGS). MCS has also called for the amount of grant and the technology-neutral approach of the proposal to be reconsidered, as part of its response to […]

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Chancellor’s summer statement ‘a good first step’ to green recovery

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has promised to deliver a green recovery from the economic effects of the Coronavirus pandemic after confirming a £3bn energy efficiency programme in his much-anticipated Summer Economic Update. With a full Budget to follow in the Autumn, Sunak said that the government wanted to deliver an economic stimulus package […]

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Solar panel installations to slash energy bills in Brighton

Brighton Council says that installations of solar panels on 500 households could help residents cut energy bills by up to £150 and reduce CO2 emissions by 300 tonnes every year. Chair of the housing committee, Gill Williams, said; “We know many residents struggle with energy costs and that can have a real impact on their […]

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Government set to ramp up smart meter installations

Annual milestones and a six month extension for energy suppliers is set to be part of a four-year policy framework set out by the government to ensure that all reasonable measures to install smart meters in households and small businesses have been taken. With the coronavirus resulting in a drop in the frequency of smart […]

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Installer webinars launched on new MCS scheme requirements

MCS is inviting installers to take part in a number of interactive webinar sessions designed to explain the impact of changes recently made to the scheme requirements. The webinars will provide an overview of what has changed in MCS001-1, MCS001-2 and MGD001 which includes; simplified requirements around a Quality Management System, changes to Consumer Code […]

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