Battery storage

4,508 certified heat pump installations in March 2024

Heat pump and battery storage installations lead the charge in 2024 Commenting on the latest MCS installation figures shared via the MCS data dashboard, which highlight trends for January – March 2024, Ian Rippin, CEO at MCS, said: “The latest data shows the heat pump market continues to go from strength to strength. There were […]

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“It’s like having an energy bank at home” – a homeowner’s experience of solar panels and battery storage

Stephen and Zoe upgraded their Telford home in March 2023 by installing MCS-certified solar panels and a battery storage system. One year on, we caught up with Stephen to find out the impact their new installations have had on their home and lifestyle. Why did you want to install solar panels and battery storage on […]

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Battery storage systems get VAT exemption

The zero rate for residential batteries is here. It’s a step towards the mainstream, says Griff Thomas from GTEC, but some clarification of scope is needed. From 1 February 2024, all battery storage systems installed in UK homes benefit from a VAT exemption regardless of whether they are fitted at the same time as solar PV. This […]

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How a solar PV and battery storage job comes together

In his latest article for Installer, Mark Allison outlines what’s involved in a solar PV and battery project. I can’t believe its 2024 already, something that seems ever more obvious as I get older is the speed time actually passes. Happy New Year all the same! We have an exciting year ahead as we ramp […]

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Figures show that more than 100,000 Welsh home and business owners turn to renewable energy

2023 has been a record-breaking year for installations of small-scale renewables in Wales, according to data from MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) which shows that more than 100,000 MCS certified systems have now been installed in Wales since records began in 2008. This landmark milestone comes just months after Wales was revealed to have secured the […]

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