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NIBE Energy Systems ready to support installers in ‘scaling up’ heat pump market

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has recommended that the heat pump market is scaled up over the next 10 – 15 years in advance of a fossil fuel phase out of boiler installations in 2033. By 2030, heat pump sales must reach over 1 million per year in new and existing homes. This advice […]

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Putting installers front & centre in our green recovery

At the recent Solar & Storage 2020 live conference (2-4 Dec), one point that was consistently raised in the webinars was the critical role installers play in the road to net zero. Whilst past government tariffs and policies have been heavily weighted in favour of specific technologies, there is now a consensus – even by […]

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New insurance offer to support MCS certified contractors is now live

MCS has launched a new partnership with the Independent Warranty Association (IWA) that is set to ease access to insurance backed guarantees (IBG) for MCS certified contractors and their consumers. The collaboration with IWA, which has been providing IBGs since 1985, enables contractors to raise an IBG for their consumer at the point of raising […]

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Never fitted a heat pump?

Following the government’s announcement to significantly ramp up heat pump installations between now and 2028, LG has seen a surge in interest for their Therma V range of heat pumps, which are considered to be an easy transition for installers looking to either make the switch from traditional gas boiler fitting, or to add another […]

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Do your customers struggle to visualise installations? Grant has the solution

Grant UK has launched a new virtual house, featuring a range of Grant renewable heating technologies, on its online Knowledge Hub. Visitors can step inside this virtual reality to see how readily installed Grant heat pumps, cylinders, radiators and underfloor heating systems can be integrated to work together in the home. The ‘Grant House’ could […]

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First hydrogen in-house boiler demo under way

Baxi Heating and Worcester Bosch hydrogen-burning boilers have been installed in ‘HyStreet’, in specially built demonstration houses at DNV GL’s specialist test site at Spadeadam, Northumberland. The site has been used to complete more than 200 tests, researching and proving the safety of converting homes and gas networks to hydrogen. For the first demo, both […]

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Government Heat Pump target – paving the way to fuel poverty?

The Government’s commendable plan to install 600,000 per year by 2028 has come under fire from both OFTEC and the Gas User Organisation, who have highlighted significant cost disparities between heat pumps and traditional technologies, along with confusion over what constitutes a ‘zero carbon ready’ home. Andrew Newman, technical director of the Gas Users Organisation, […]

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isoenergy owner, Compro Investments, acquires Marlec

isoenergy, specialist in designing, installing and commissioning high quality, ecologically sustainable heating and energy systems, has announced that its owner, Compro Investments, has acquired the renewable energy company Marlec. Marlec Renewable Power is the oldest renewables company in the UK having been founded in 1978, and now also enjoys an international reputation and distribution network. […]

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Heat Pumps – The heat is on!

Point 7 on the PM’s 10-point plan: ‘a target to install 600,000 heat pumps every year by 2028’, has been met with a mixture of excitement and trepidation among industry professionals. As Phil Hurley, managing director of NIBE UK commented; “The annual total for installations is 30,000 currently, so a massive ramp up is needed […]

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NIBE Energy Systems welcomes positive impacts of 10-point plan

The Prime Minister’s 10 Point Plan has offered significant optimism to those working across the low carbon heating industry according to NIBE Energy Systems. The Green Homes Grant scheme, which launched in September, is a much-needed intervention for homeowners and installers and the news of its one-year extension has been very positively received. The scheme […]

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