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MCS accreditations pass 4,000

UK: The number of contractors certified under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has now passed 4,000. 

As demand for certified installers to retrofit homes with renewable technologies grows, the MCS has seen its busiest year, with over 1,700 new contractors becoming certified so far. In fact, more contractors have joined the scheme in 2023 so far than in the previous six years of the scheme combined.

It’s also been a notable year for heat pumps, with over 34,000 certified heat pump installations – more than any other year end figure since the scheme began.

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3rd March 2024

Green Skills Hub opens in Stockport

UK: A new Green Skills Hub has opened its doors at Stockport College in a bid to tackle the UK’s green skills gap.
2nd March 2024

Creating an alternative showcase

UK: A relocation to new premises by UK Alternative Energy Ltd has enabled the Lincoln-based renewable energy specialist to incorporate heat pumps, solar PV and battery storage solutions.
1st March 2024

Heat pump grant requests up 39%

UK: Applications for the UK’s boiler upgrade scheme in January were up 39% on January 2023, according to figures from the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero.
1st March 2024

Bitzer to launch new hydrocarbon compressors

GERMANY: Bitzer is to expand its range of compressors with new models for use with hydrocarbon refrigerants.
29th February 2024

BESA backing for WorldSkills UK

UK:The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is organising the refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) category of the WorldSkills UK competition.
29th February 2024

Beijer Ref to acquire Australian firm QAE

SWEDEN/AUSTRALIA: Beijer Ref will expand its position in the Australian market with the agreement to acquire 60% of the shares in Sydney-based Quality Air Equipment (QAE).