renewable energy

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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MCS launches battery installation standard

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has launched the first Standard for battery installation. It details requirements for battery storage installers, suppliers and designers. The Standard – named MIS 3012 – was developed with input from renewable energy and solar organisations including Solar Energy UK, REA, AceOn Group, Tesla, Sonnen, Moixa and Powervault. It covers installations […]

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Sustainability? It’s the customers you need to convince

Heating Engineer Andy Gibbs gives his experiences of talking to customers about their heating systems. This column is on the subject of sustainability. Everyone has heard of it, but what exactly does it mean? The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as: “Avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.” […]

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How to correctly size a heat pump

The ultra-low emission credentials of electrically driven heat pumps is becoming increasingly recognised. The Committee on Climate Change recently placed its emphasis on heat pumps to help deliver the carbon reduction in the heating sector, with a recommendation of the installation of one million heat pumps annually by the mid-2030s and 19 million in place […]

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Upskilling heating engineers is vital to achieve net zero

Graham Wright, Chairman of the Heat Pump Association, explains why an upskilling of the heating installer base is required if the UK is to meet its 2050 net zero emissions target. There’s no denying the fact that the heating industry is one of the biggest contributors to carbon emissions, but with recently imposed environmental targets […]

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