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An installer’s guide to the Clean Heat Grant

On April 28 the Government unveiled a package of proposals aimed at decarbonising the UK’s heating systems. Here REI takes you through those proposals step by step. What is being proposed? The Government is proposing a Clean Heat Grant Scheme (CHGS) that would commence from 2022, offering upfront funding of up to £4000 for each […]

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NIBE launches new S Series of heat pumps

NIBE Energy Systems has launched its new S Series of heat pumps which it says improves thermal comfort and saves energy, giving homeowners the opportunity to reduce costs and carbon emissions. Featuring a new look including a push-to-open aluminium door, new software and an updated touchscreen control, the S Series can be updated quickly and […]

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Renewables eclipse other power sources

New data has revealed that renewables accounted for more electricity than any other power source in Great Britain for the first quarter of 2020, as blustery winds spurred renewables generation to 45% of the entire electricity mix. New quarterly data from analysts EnAppSys has found that between January and March 2020, 45% of electricity generation […]

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Viridian Solar & Bloor Homes Renew National Supply Agreement

In an announcement that will see the solar manufacturer’s Clearline fusion roof-integrated solar system installed on all houses built by Bloor where there is a requirement for solar PV. Viridian Solar and Bloor Homes confirm the extension of their National Supply Agreement. First signed in March 2018, the agreement has so far covered projects of […]

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Taking training online with the 2020 SolarEdge Roadshow 

In a demonstration of its commitment to the UK and Irish PV markets, SolarEdge is doing everything possible to keep the lines of communication open and to provide PV installers with the tools to boost their businesses during and following the current challenges. To achieve this the company has announced the launch of an extensive series of LIVE webinars and online training sessions that started on Monday, March […]

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Grant heat pumps extend guarantee with G1 Scheme

Grant UK is excited to reveal that G1 Installers who are accredited to fit its heat pumps can now access longer guarantees on the Aerona³ heat pumps that they purchase, install and register through the G1 Scheme. From 1st March 2020, Aerona³ units which are installed by a G1 Air Source Heat Pump Installer will […]

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Heat pumps – more than just a renewable heating solution?

The Climate Change debate and the obvious need to reduce energy use mean that Heat Pumps on a commercial and industrial basis are becoming increasingly relevant. However, the application of Heat Pumps on a wider retrofit basis, to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions for existing buildings and processes, can be restricted due to the […]

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ECA’s Luke Osborne optimistic about technology’s role in low-to-no-carbon future

Luke Osborne, the Energy and Emerging Technologies Solutions advisor at ECA, sees many opportunities and solutions ahead on the road to a low-to-no-carbon future, but the correct measures must be firmly in place first. In the past decade, renewable energy has undergone a considerable shift within the UK. Having once been a virtual non-entity, it […]

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Powering parks

Putting ground source heat pumps beneath the UK’s parks and playing fields could create enough clean energy to heat the equivalent of five million homes. That’s according to a new report from the 10:10 Foundation, that predicts this could save eight million tonnes of carbon emissions each year while also improving air quality and generating […]

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BayWa r.e. on track to construct Europe’s largest floating solar farm  

Bomhofsplas solar farm

Global renewable energy developer, service provider and distributor BayWa r.e. is currently constructing its largest ever floating solar farm. Once complete, the 27.4MWp Bomhofsplas solar farm will be the world’s largest floating PV installation outside of China.  The project, in partnership with Zimmermann PV-Stahlbau GmbH, is being built on a sandpit lake in Zwolle in the Netherlands. Once complete it will consist of […]

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