More than two thirds of MCS installers would consider becoming Green Deal suppliers, according to new research by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

The study was focused on companies that could potentially be part of the Green Deal supply chain but had so far opted against it.

Of the MCS installer questioned, 79% offered solar PV. The results showed that 69% of the MCS firms said they would consider taking part in the Green Deal as an installer. A further 26% said they would not consider it.

Of the MCS installers questioned, 98% said they were aware of the Green Deal but 95% had taken no action to supply products under the government’s flagship energy efficiency programme.

Reasons against participation included perceived low demand, concerns about the policy’s structure and the complexity of the certification process. Some respondents questioned the long-term stability and longevity of the policy.

Asked what would encourage them, many said the inclusion of solar PV. DECC points out that “solar PV is an eligible measure under the Green Deal and that energy savings from such installations (though not income through FiTs) can be included within the Golden Rule calculations, this perhaps suggests some confusion about the scope of the Green Deal programme”.

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