The government didn’t sufficiently understand the challenges facing installers as part of the Green Homes Grant, having failed to learn from its own previous energy schemes.
An accredited course for installers on how to specify and fit battery storage is now on offer as part of a partnership between AceOn and GTEC.
SolarEdge is launching its 100kW three phase inverter with synergy technology, designed to improve the profitability of larger PV installations, in the UK.
Battery storage, electric vehicle (EV) charging and related smart tech are to be the focus of new training and apprenticeships launched by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan in partnership with Solar Energy UK.
An additional £300 million of funding for domestic energy efficiency upgrades has been announced, marking an extension of the Local Authority Delivery of the Green Homes Grant.
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is to consult on a new route for installer certification.
Of the 100,000 new jobs to result from the Green Homes Grant, only 14,500 of these have been created to date.
The Chancellor has been sent a further letter urging him to fully rollover unspent Green Homes Grant funding into 2021/22.
Pressure mounts as associations urge the adoption of plan to fix ‘over-engineered’ Green Homes Grant
Four industry associations have joined forces to urge the government to adopt a new plan to improve the beleaguered Green Homes Grant after finding 35% of installers are at risk of shutting up shop due to the scheme.
Any of the initial £2 billion promised for the Green Homes Grant that goes unspent this year will not be rolled over.
The government’s Green Homes Grant (GHG) scheme is reportedly in chaos, with growing debt and job losses as installers are being left out of pocket.
Solar installer The Phoenix Works has stated it is to continue trading despite Tonik Energy going bust.
Installers are calling for an extension to the Green Homes Grants by at least eighteen months.
MCS has updated its solar PV Standard as it celebrates the “encouraging levels” of new installations.
Cornwall based installer Naked Solar talked to Solar Power Portal about operating through the COVID-19 lockdown, and the impact it has had on domestic solar installations.
Home Insulation & Energy Systems (HIES) has announced that it is taking legal action against the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) Service Co Ltd, due to the latter’s decision to mandate all its registered installers to join its commercial partner Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC).
Domestic solar PV installations more than doubled in June, jumping 185% on average compared to May.
There are “early signs” of domestic renewable energy installations recovering, according to the MCS.
Joju Solar is “very confident” it will make it through the lockdown period despite furloughing staff as it takes a cautious approach to opening up.
Negative business impacts caused by COVID-19 have been seen by 90% of solar installers, according to a new survey.
Installers across the UK are shutting up shop in light of the COVID-19 pandemic (coronavirus) as uncertainty remains over key worker classification.
A consumer code for installers and suppliers of electric vehicle (EV) charge points has been launched by Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd (REAL).
Solar installer Solar Plants has gone into administration, ceasing to trade after eight years of business.
The Home Insulation & Energy Systems contractors scheme (HIES) is to take a fresh approach with the appointment of a new managing director.
Public Power Solutions (PPS) is preparing to launch a new procurement platform for public sector bodies embarking on embedded energy generation projects.
IChoosr, the organiser of collective purchasing agreements such as Solar Together London, is seeking installers to qualify for future group-buying solar schemes.
Advanced materials in solar panel construction help enable electricity and ensure panel longevity.
Eaton will place safety, reliability of service and consumer interaction at the heart of its home storage offering as it prepares to roll out nationwide with “an army” of electrical contractors and support staff.
Aesthetics are suppressing an ‘untapped market’ for UK solar that BIPV could open up.
German PV manufacturer Solarwatt has named its first two partners that will help formulate its expansion into the UK and Irish domestic markets.