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  • Great Britain: Zero Carbon or Nearly Zero Carbon?

    Great Britain: Zero Carbon or Nearly Zero Carbon?

    In December 2006, the UK Government set a new policy that all new homes in England would be ‘zero carbon’ from 2016 and introduced an initiative called the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH), which would allow ratings to measure different levels of compliance. Although initially confusing...

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  • Great Britain: RHI Delays Blamed for 35% Drop Solar Thermal Sales

    Great Britain: RHI Delays Blamed for 35% Drop Solar Thermal Sales

    Quarterly solar thermal statistics from the UK’s Solar Trade Association (STA) covering 80 % of the total market volume show that solar thermal sales have decreased by 35% in the first quarter of 2013 when measured against the same period in 2012 (see chart on the left and attached...

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  • Great Britain: Start of Consultation on RHI for Domestic sector

    Great Britain: Start of Consultation on RHI for Domestic sector

    On 20th September 2012 the UK Government opened a consultation on their plans to expand the current non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI) to include the domestic sector. This intends that four core renewable heating technologies will be eligible for the domestic...

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  • Great Britain/RHI: One Accredited Solar Thermal System in Nine Months

    Great Britain/RHI: One Accredited Solar Thermal System in Nine Months

    For over a year, the UK government has been heavily promoting the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). But by end of August 2012, only a tiny amount has been paid out for solar thermal: just Great Britain Pound (GBP) 60 (approx EUR 70). So why is solar thermal badly lagging in the UK’s...

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  • Great Britain: Insolvency of Collector Manufacturer after the PV Crash

    Great Britain: Insolvency of Collector Manufacturer after the PV Crash

    Solar thermal companies in the UK are going through a difficult period, with some well-known solar thermal system providers no longer trading. One such company has been Filsol Ltd., a collector manufacturer founded in 1981. Solarthermalworld.org spoke with John Blower, who was the Managing...

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  • Great Britain: Second Phase of the Interim Payment for Residential Clients

    Great Britain: Second Phase of the Interim Payment for Residential Clients

    The start of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for British home owners has been officially postponed to summer 2013. To fill the gap, the UK’s Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) started the second phase of its interim one-off payment – called the Renewable Heat Premium Payment...

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  • Great Britain: Launch of the UK Renewable Heat Incentive

    Great Britain: Launch of the UK Renewable Heat Incentive

    After considerable delays and uncertainty, the UK’s Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has been finally launched the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme on 28th November 2011. Solar heating is one of the included technologies. The first phase of the tariff...

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  • Great Britain: Solar Industry Summit discussed Solar Incentive Schemes

    Great Britain: Solar Industry Summit discussed Solar Incentive Schemes

    The UK currently holds the attention of the world with two government solar subsidy schemes – one for PV and one for solar thermal. The conference Solar Industry Summit – UK 2011, organized by the German company Solarpraxis in the middle of May in London, combined the interest of both...

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