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Renewable Energy

Could you be a heat pump installer?

 Oct, 09 - 2014   Renewable Energy

Could you be a heat pump installer? Do you care about green issues and renewable energy? You might have a lot of questions about how to get into that sector, well we’re here to help!   Heat Pump customers Heat pumps aren’t suitable for every home, working best in well-insulated...


RHI Awareness still not good enough despite positive report

 Sep, 03 - 2014   Renewable Energy

A newly released report by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has found that up to 90% of non-domestic organisations surveyed were aware of renewable heat technologies. The independently conducted survey found that the majority of RHI applicants were found to be satisfied with their renewable heat technologies....


Renewables are top of the home energy saving wish list

 Aug, 14 - 2014   Renewable Energy

The Energy Saving Trust (EST) has found that 60% of homeowners would be interested in installing a renewable energy system for their home, subject to appropriate energy bill savings and income under related schemes. The findings come as part of the EST’s research which showed that renewables were considered to...


Ofgem reports on first 1000 domestic RHI applicants

 Jul, 21 - 2014   Renewable Energy

In a short report, Ofgem has published a ‘stats teaser’ on the first 1000 accreditations under the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The report states that in the first seven weeks of opening, 1000 installations were accredited on the scheme and the participants are now set to receive seven years...


Financial returns for solar heating

 Jun, 02 - 2014   Renewable Energy

Stuart Elmes, from Viridian Solar and a representative of the Solar Trade Association, wrote a blog for the Solar Power Portal explaining the financial returns of social heating under the RHI compared with solar photovoltaics and FiTs. Here’s an overview: Stuart calculates that returns for solar heating can be as much as...


Air Source Heat Pumps join the Non-domestic RHI

 Jun, 11 - 2014   Renewable Energy

New changes to the government’s non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will see air-to-water heat pumps finally included in the scheme, as well as a tariff increase for solar thermal technology, and a split tariff increase for ground source heat pumps. Tariffs as follows: Air-to-water heat pumps –  2.5p/kWh Solar thermal...


What do the candidates think – Making use of your RHI voucher

 Apr, 24 - 2014   Renewable Energy

Logic4training speaks to solar thermal candidate, Tom Hunisett at our Luton centre about the Renewable heat incentive (RHI) voucher scheme and getting into the world of Renewable energy. Tom started his Renewables training with Logic4training in April. He is the first candidate to receive an RHI Training support voucher. Tom,...


Why the Frack should I care about Domestic RHI

 Apr, 10 - 2014   Renewable Energy

On the 9th April 2014 the UK Government Launched the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI). This is a financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat (such as: Solar thermal biomass boilers, ground source heat pumps and air source heat pumps) essentially promoting the use of renewable energy in...


Domestic RHI is launched!

 Apr, 09 - 2014   Renewable Energy

After much anticipation, the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has been launched today (9th April 2014), offering homeowners payments to offset the cost of installing solar thermal, heat pump and biomass technologies. Applications are open now, so installers looking to help their customers take advantage of the domestic RHI can...


RHI Training Vouchers – prerequisite courses now qualify!

 Mar, 20 - 2014   Renewable Energy

Do you want to become a renewable installer and take advantage of the domestic RHI? Are you missing the prerequisite qualifications needed to take part in appropriate training? Good news! The RHI Training Support Voucher Scheme has agreed to contribute to the cost of these pre-requisite courses, such as Water Regulations (WRAS), Unvented Hot...


New air source ONLY heat pump course now available

 Mar, 20 - 2014   Renewable Energy

We’ve launched a new Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) only course, meeting customer demand for training in the heat pump most relevant to the majority of installers and end users. A QCF Level 3 qualification, the course meets the latest MCS requirements. Air source and ground source heat pumps (GSHP)...


Solar PV industry celebrates milestone victory

 Feb, 12 - 2014   no comments   Renewable Energy

Figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) show that 500,000 solar photovoltaic panels have now been installed in the UK under the feed-in-tariff (FIT) scheme, marking a major milestone for the industry. Although some way from its target of one million solar installs by 2015, the...


Are your customers serious about solar pv?

 Feb, 12 - 2014   no comments   Renewable Energy

Installers who have priced up jobs for solar photovoltaic panel installations should warn customers that from April 1st 2014, the feed-in-tariff (FIT) will be cut for photovoltaic (pv) systems up to 50kW – so timing is crucial if they are to lock-in to the current lower rate. From April 1st,...


RHI Training Voucher scheme extended

 Feb, 12 - 2014   Renewable Energy

The RHI Training Support Voucher scheme has been extended, with an additional £150,000 added to the £500,000 pot. The scheme, which offers £500 or 75% off the cost of training in solar thermal, heat pump and biomass training, plus an apprenticeship initiative, has been subject to high demand. Based on the early indications of interest...


RHI Training Vouchers – courses available now!

 Feb, 06 - 2014   Renewable Energy

Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Training Support Vouchers are now available, redeem yours at Logic4training for heat pump and solar thermal training. We deliver the Logic Certification versions of these courses – currently the only qualifications recognised by the scheme. How to apply: Visit www.rhitraining.co.uk, click on the ‘Voucher Application’ tab and at the bottom...


Pre-requisite qualifications for QCF renewables courses

 Feb, 04 - 2014   Renewable Energy

Prior to booking a Level 3 QCF course in Solar Thermal, Solar Photovoltaics or Heat Pumps, Logic4training is urging candidates to check they hold the appropriate pre-requisite qualifications. To clarify what entry requirements are needed, we have updated our website with the following information: SOLAR THERMAL HOT WATER SYSTEMS –...