Category Archives: Technologies

The Heat Pump Association outlines steps to decarbonise the UK’s heating industry in the next decade

The Heat Pump Association has released a revolutionary report outlining the steps that the UK Government must take to shape future policy and decarbonise the heating industry. The report aims to substantially shake up the existing frameworks and introduce regulatory, impactful, and meaningful changes in the heating sector, paving the way for mass deployment of […]

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APHC partners with Propeller Workforce Management

The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) has announced a new partnership with Propeller Workforce Management software, which will see APHC members receive a host of discounts and service enhancements. APHC CEO, John Thompson commented; “I’m delighted to add a workforce management software solution to our portfolio of APHC member benefits. The partnership with Propeller will […]

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Grant eLearning Academy is unveiled

Grant UK has announced the launch of its new online eLearning Academy. Alongside the training delivered at Grant UK’s training centres, this new online eLearning platform will further increase the level of product training support the company can deliver to installers, heating engineers and other heating professionals. The new eLearning Academy will provide heating professionals […]

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Solar thermal given boost in STA policy win

Homeowners in England will be entitled to vouchers to install the technology under the Green Homes Grants scheme. Today the Government has published further details on the £2 billion Green Homes Grant scheme, which is due to go live at the end of September. In a win for the industry, solar thermal will be included in […]

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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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New heat pump technical standard published by HWA

The Hot Water Association (HWA) has published a new technical standard – ‘Hot water storage vessels for Domestic Purposes for use with Heat Pumps’, to ensure that correct cylinders are specified during heat pump installation. The standard outlines requirements, test methods and labelling for hot water storage vessels designed primarily for indirect water heating using […]

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UK’s largest solar park given green light

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has taken the decision to approve planning permission for Cleve Hill Solar Park, which is set to be the largest solar park ever constructed in the UK. The development is located approximately 2KM northeast of Faversham and will consist of 350MW solar photovoltaic array and electrical […]

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Grant UK unveils new website features

Grant UK has incorporated a number of new features into its website to enhance user experience and increase the range of resources available to visitors. The new features include a more sophisticated ‘Find an Engineer’ search function and the launch of a new blog, which will feature a range of technically led content including ‘how […]

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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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