Solar Thermal

Step into the shoes of Ruairi Lynch, the Installations Manager at Naked Energy, in this exclusive 'Day in the Life' feature. Experience the fast-paced world of solar energy projects,


A Day in the Life … Naked Energy’s Ruairi Lynch

Step into the shoes of Ruairi Lynch, the installations manager at Naked Energy, in this exclusive 'Day in the Life' feature. Experience the fast-paced world of solar energy projects,

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Grant solar thermal installation

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Case study: Installing a Grant solar thermal system

This Wiltshire home was extended to transform the property into a five-bedroom house. When the homeowners started this project, they decided to take the opportunity to add a renewable technology into their heating system by utilising the additional roof space being created by the extension. A Grant solar thermal system was chosen and installed, helping the family to not only significantly reduce their carbon footprint but also lower their monthly heating bills.


Jobs in jeopardy as GHG scheme scrapping rumours surface

Rumours have surfaced today that the Green Home Grant Voucher Scheme (GHGVS) will be scrapped in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s budget announcement, coming next week. Highlighted by nearly 20 organisations representing or working within energy efficiency and low carbon heating sector, scrapping the scheme will put jobs in jeopardy and endanger the UK’s abilities to reach net zero targets at risk.
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Solar Trade Association becomes Solar Energy UK

The UK’s solar industry body has today unveiled a comprehensive rebrand, including a new name and website and an annual impact report to demonstrate the value it has driven for its members.
Focus on urgent action, not tokenistic interventions, says heating sector report.


GTEC & MCS win bid to support Green Homes Grant installers

Building services training provider, GTEC, in partnership with the MCS, has won an almost £1M bid to help existing trades people access discounted training in heat pumps and solar thermal, in order to meet the demand presented by the Green Homes Grant (GHG) – the government’s scheme to improve the energy efficiency of UK housing stock.

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MCS quality assurance at heart of Green Homes Grants

The latest government update opening the new Green Homes Grant scheme up to domestic renewable technology installations including Heat Pumps and Solar Thermal, places MCS certified contractors at its core to ensure quality.
Government launches online heat pump installer guide.


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).
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MCS launches task force to shape RHI successor

It follows the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) launching the ‘Future support for low carbon heat’ consultation, detailing its proposals for support mechanisms following the closure of the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
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An installer’s guide to the Clean Heat Grant

The Government is proposing a Clean Heat Grant Scheme (CHGS) that would commence from 2022, offering upfront funding of up to £4000 for each household or business purchasing renewable heating technologies. A tariff-based Green Gas Support Scheme is also being proposed to increase the percentage of biomethane available on the gas grid from anaerobic digestion facilities.
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Solar Keymark MID recategorisation

From Monday 24 February, a change to categories on the MCS Installation Database (MID) will go live affecting the way that Solar Keymark products are displayed and selected, and the way that Installer certification is shown.