Solar Thermal

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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Homeowners can save up to £240 a year using excess solar energy to heat their hot water

A report, published by the Hot Water Association (HWA), reveals how homeowners can save up to £240 a year by using excess solar energy to heat their household hot water, turning the cylinder into a ‘thermal battery’. Exploring the synergies between hot water cylinders and Solar PV ‘The Thermal Battery’ explores the potential to store […]

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Government drops plans to remove solar thermal from RHI

Following a concerted effort by the Solar Trade Association (STA) the Government has dropped plans to remove solar thermal from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The STA provided clear evidence and galvanized strong stakeholder opposition to the proposals during a consultation launched in March; 92% of respondents opposed the changes. The internationally proven technology will […]

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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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