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2013

Solar roadshow this February

Solar Power UK is hosting a series of events this February designed to help solar businesses get ahead in 2013. Taking place throughout the UK, the half day seminars will cover hot topics such as the new MCS guide, Green Deal and updates from DECC.

#TweetforHeat

The Solar Trade Association is campaigning for the launch of a meaningful Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), one which will encourage end-users to take advantage, while boosting business for renewable installers, particularly  solar thermal ones.

This Friday (26th April) the Solar Trade Association needs you to #TweetforHeat

Stuart Elmes Chair of the STA Thermal Working Group has written  an article on his 

RHI training voucher scheme launched, train through Logic Certification

Yesterday (24th October) saw Logic Certification play host to Energy Secretary, Ed Davey  and the launch of a new £500,000 training voucher scheme in a bid to raise the skills set of existing plumbing and heating engineers, equipping them with the expertise needed to install and maintain renewable heating or hot water systems.

RHI Training Vouchers launched!

The Renewable Heat  Incentive Training Support Scheme (RHITSS) has now gone live, meaning installers can apply for vouchers online at www.rhitraining.co.uk and redeem them at approved centres. If you're a Logic Certification centre and you haven't yet applied to become an approved centre, do so now at www.rhitraining.co.uk.

Train for the domestic RHI through Logic Certification

The domestic RHI has now been launched after what might seem like an eternity. This is an exciting turn of events for the building services engineering sector and one which should provide an incentive for installers to train in associated technologies.

 

Logic Certification courses in solar thermal hot water and heat pumps (both ground and air source) are some of the only qualifications approved to meet the requirements of MCS. Available at locations throughout the UK, is likely there's a Logic Certification approved centre not far from your business.

Good news for the RHI!

New statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) show that domestic RHI installations have smashed the 20,000 milestone, with some 6,244 new accreditations since April 2014 when the initiative was officially launched.

RHI hits 25,000 mark as home owners vote for green!

New statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) show that the UK’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is now helping to warm 25,000 homes, as consumers wake-up to the benefits of installing renewable technologies, such as heat pumps, solar thermal, solar pv and biomass systems.

STA launches #KeepSolarThermal campaign

On the 21st March 2016 the STA (Solar Trade Association) held an emergency meeting and decided to take a “strong approach” in rebutting the Government’s proposal to remove solar thermal from the RHI scheme.

The STA argue solar thermal has huge potential for the future, and have launched the #KeepSolarThermal campaign in order to gain support for the cause.  

BEIS publishes RHI consultation response

The government has published its long-awaited response to the recent consultation on the future of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) which offers financial support and incentives for low-carbon heating technologies in domestic UK properties.

Several major changes were proposed by the consultation, with the scheme due for reform in April 2017.  

Free renewables training in Northumberland

LCL centre, NAREC Distributed Energy, based in the National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth, Northumberland has been awarded funding for two of our renewable qualifications they are running this Autumn - Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems, starting on the 31st October and Heat Pump training on the 7th November.

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