Solar Thermal

Why engineers love solar thermal in low-temperature heating systems

In his new series of articles for Installer, Nathan James Van Gambling, host of the award-winning BetaTalk podcast, looks at the role solar thermal could play for UK homes. Installers are learning more about low-temperature heating design, which opens the door for solar thermal systems to not only provide abundant hot water in the summer […]

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Renewables installers call for extension to the Green Homes Grant

A survey conducted by MCS, the national standards organisation for renewables, has revealed that almost half of their certified contractors believe that the Green Homes Grant should be extended to 18 months or more. The company asked over 800 of its members for their views on the government’s latest consumer incentive which was set-up to […]

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STA celebrates "big win" as Solar Thermal included in Green Homes Grants Scheme measures

Homeowners in England will be entitled to vouchers to install the technology under the Green Homes Grants scheme. The Government has published further details on the £2 billion Green Homes Grant scheme, which is due to go live at the end of September. In a win for the industry, solar thermal will be included in […]

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Solar thermal in limbo as Government continues to delay decision

Six months since the Renewable Heat Incentive consultation, the industry needs certainty to invest. 21 organisations have backed a letter to Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Minister of State for Energy and Intellectual Property, urging her to retain solar thermal within the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The group, representing the solar industry, local government, manufacturers, housing providers, land […]

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Push to keep solar thermal set to continue as consultation closes

The solar industry has pledged to continue to push to keep solar thermal as the Government’s consultation on plans to cut off all support for the technology closes. If the plans go ahead the long established and strategically important heat technology would be removed from the Renewable Heat Incentive entirely as of early 2017. It […]

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