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‘Skills for climate’ consultation launched

A new consultation has been launched to establish if the UK has the necessary skills base to deliver a low carbon economy over the coming years. Run by the Electrical Contractors Association in association with the Renewable Energy Association, Solar Trade Association, Building Engineering Services Association and the Electrotechnical Skills Partnership, the consultation has been […]

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UK renewable generation surged to new high in 2019

Renewable energy provided a record 37.1% of the UK’s electricity in 2019 – up from 33.1% in 2018, according to the latest government statistics. The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Digest of UK Energy Statistics 2020 reveals that renewable generation capacity increased by 2.9GW to 47.2GW in 2019, which was mainly driven […]

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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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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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Signs of recovery for domestic renewable installations

The chief executive of MCS said he could see some early signs of recovery in the UK’s domestic renewable energy installation market as the government’s coronavirus lockdown restrictions begin to lift, but warned investment in a green economy was needed to increase economic and environmental resilience.   The national certification scheme for renewable technology has […]

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MCS launches task force to shape RHI successor

MCS, the national certification scheme for renewable technology has launched a unique task force to inform their latest consultation response. 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 […]

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Grant welcomes new Renewables Business Development Manager

Grant UK has appointed Matt Beales as its third Business Development Manager within the Renewables Sales Team to provide sales support on Grant’s extensive renewable product range to customers in the East and South East of England. Last year, the company expanded its external sales team to incorporate specialist roles focused on providing tailored renewable […]

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Could UK’s no-coal record increase focus on renewables?

At the time of writing, 28 April 2020 marks the day when Great Britain broke the record for the longest period of electricity generation without coal, energy data analyst EnAppSys has revealed. The previous record of 18 days, 6 hours and 10 minutes was set on June 4, 2019. The new record is due to […]

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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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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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