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Solar Information

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

The DECC works to make sure the UK has secure, clean, affordable energy supplies and promotes international action to mitigate climate change. Visit for information pertaining to the government’s energy and climate change policies and UK-related energy and climate change news.

Ofgem

Ofgem is the Office for Gas and Energy Markets; a non-ministerial government department and an independent National Regulatory Authority. They protect the interests of consumers by promoting value for money, promoting security of supply and sustainability, the supervision and development of markets and competition and the regulation and the delivery of Government schemes.

Renewable Energy Association (REA)

The REA is a not-for-profit trade association, representing British renewable energy producers and promoting the use of renewable energy in the UK. Good for information, news, events and articles.

Carbon Trust

The Carbon Trust is a world-leading organisation helping businesses, governments and the public sector to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy through carbon reduction, energy-saving strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies.

Energy Savings Trust

The Energy Saving Trust is a social enterprise with a charitable foundation, offering impartial advice to communities and households on how to reduce carbon emissions, use water more sustainably and save money on energy bills.


Schemes and Programmes

Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)

MCS is a mark of quality and demonstrates compliance to industry standards that companies strive to meet. It highlights to consumers that companies are able to consistently install or manufacture to the highest quality every time. Your PV array must be MCS certified to receive the Feed-In Tariff.

Feed-In Tariffs

Feed-In Tariffs (also known as FITs) are the electricity part of what some people call Clean Energy Cashback, a scheme that pays people for creating their own “green electricity”. Visit for information about feed-in tariffs, their rates and how you can qualify.

BRE Trust- Low Carbon Buildings Programme

For information on renewable energy grants.


Solar Publications

Photon Magazine

Photon is an international journal for solar power.

Renewable Energy World

The World’s #1 Renewable Energy Network for News & Information

PV Tech

PV-Tech.org is a great source for in-depth and up-to-the-minute news and articles on the solar PV supply chain internationally. They produce Photovoltaics International; the solar industry’s first and most authoritative technical journal distributed internationally to over 12,500 decision makers and implementers responsible for producing solar cells, modules, thin films and utility-scale power plants.

Installer Magazine

Installer is essential reading for heating, plumbing and renewable professionals.